We can't watch a TV show and carry on a conversation at the same time; We have to mute the TV.We can't carry on a long conversation with you because we'll forget what the two of us were talking about.You don't need to be searching for them the next time you are supposed to be on your way some where.Besides being super organized helps us keep up with all those list we have to make, to help us keep up with what we have to do in, what our life holds for us, and what is behind door number one.Try:- Grocery shopping, hearing the cash registers, peoples' conversations around you, the background music, children laughing and it all blended together while trying to pay attention to what you are doing.- Being in class and trying so hard to focus on the professor and what is going on, only for your mind to wander off on the topic the professor is talking about nonetheless.- Working on a paper for class and having every little sound and flutter of an object cause you to pause; Every little thought that enters your mind is distracting.But, you can't help but think about your ex from time to time.
He couldn't treat you better, and you couldn't be more in love with him.Actually no, I take that back, lost and confused we are great at multitasking at.It would be multitasking at everything else, that we currently are not so great at.6) All day concerts for most people are about how much booze they can pour down their throat without getting alcohol poisoning.God forbid it be an idea about the paper you are working on, you just about try and rewrite the whole thing every time.Staying focused on a task when you have suffered a severe brain injury is unbelievably challenging, and it is a learned skill.It's not just for the big stuff like birthdays and doctors appointments.That's only part of it, everyone has to do that. The four things we need to pick up from the grocery store, yeah if we don't do that, we'll forget. If you want to be in our life, you are going to have to get that. It isn't that your voice recital wasn't important to us. We really can't help that we didn't remember.We have to make a list of errands we have to run that day so we don't leave one out. It's not that we didn't want to be there to see you coach your first baseball game. In our defense, if we matter at all to you, and you want us there, remind us a day or so before. 3) Growing up, my mother had this super annoying expression that she quoted to me all the time, "A place for everything and everything in it's place." Now that I have suffered a brain injury, I actually find myself quoting those exact words to myself, and not in a sarcastic, funny way either.I don't like living in clutter or disorganization, it makes me uncomfortable.This is the life of someone with a traumatic brain injury. This is hard for us, we aren't like we use to be. Sometimes we'll be in a fight with you and won't remember why.We'll be in the middle of a conversation and forget what we are saying, and why.