So when I hyperfocus on a task or project or hobby… or anything really… It becomes very very difficult to do anything BUT said activity. To a point where it feels impossible and very uncomfortable to try and force my focus elsewhere. (an extreem case was when I was on a week break from work and I decided I Wanted to learn to code… in any language really… So I obsessed over learning web design, and in the span of a week, I had 2 websites up and running. I learned the two basic and most important “languages” I needed to code for web development and did nothing else but that. I couldn’t do anything else, I didn’t even cook. And when it was done, I let go of the whole idea, and now I can’t get myself back into it…)
My husband will try to make me do something else like going to bed before my brain has run its course but it makes it worse and if he succeeds it’s almost a physical discomfort.
I experience this type of thing in varying intensities but the feeling is always the same… even if it’s only a couple of days long.
It’s always followed by a crash period where my energy levels drop and my ability to do mundane things remains impaired. I wouldn’t describe it as mood swings because general mood stays relatively normal throughout… with occasional hypersensitivity or strong emotions, both good and bad, as usual…
Does anyone else experience this with their hyperfocus?? How do you deal with it if so?