Unless I really (x 10) concentrate, I slip into the mire of multi-tasking. Someone with memory and overwhelmedness issues should ONLY DO ONE THING AT A TIME (1T@T).
Goes like this:
Doing A, see B, forget A, need C, leave B to find C, looking for C, remember D. Finishing D, distracted by E. Working on E, see B is incomplete – jump back to B. Get tired & lay down; fall asleep. When awaken & get up (15 minutes to 3 hours later), go back to A, leaving C, D, E, undone & forgotten. Often misplaced, lost, under a pile of papers, books, junk. Remember later. Wave of guilt, shame, worry. Can’t find; where did it go? Yet still don’t do – already overwhelmed by A.2, B.2, C.2, D.2, E.2 & so it goes