So, I've heard of pregnancy brain - when you constantly forget everything and fall asleep in public places. Whatever is going on with me, though, is something above and beyond. My two girls are now 5 and 2, so pregnancy brain is far, far gone. Still, my ability to concentrate is nil. I read blogs mostly because entries can be short and sweet. Even then, I still find my eyes darting to the next paragraph if the entry is more than three sentences long. I end up wasting time when I read news articles, as I find myself constantly skimming then going back to re-read. I work outside of the home full-time. Work-related reading is an excrutiating chore. I need to pin myself to a chair, securely fasten my head to only look down at the paper, and take a drug to relieve my right hand's itch to refresh my blog list/email page, to check bank accounts, or to plan my next vacation/outing.
Is it all the multi-tasking? Has filling my head to the brim with ten thousand and one things to do at home and at work caused my brain to short-circuit? Has motherhood exacerbated the problem of my generation's decreasing supply of attention? Any therapy for this condition?