I offer myself as an example. I'm easily distracted because I'm a divergent thinker. I can go upstairs to find my phone and notice a drooping plant. So I water it. Then I see that it doesn't have enough soil and realize I'll have to repot it in the spring.
Then, I'll be excited that it's almost spring and think about gardening, which will lead me to my bookshelf and my stash of gardening books. Before you know it, I'm surrounded by gardening books and magazines working on the plans for spring.
I assure you, this is not ADD. It's divergent thinking, which is like popcorn. It works like this. I start with one idea and then another pops and another and...well, you get the idea. Like I said, I'm easily distracted. Lately I've noticed that they mainly come in the form of books and magazines.
I decided to get brutal with myself because even seeing certain books on my shelf will give me ideas of things that can be done or changed. So taking a cue from the apostle Paul, I decided to put away the past.
In Philippians 3:12 Paul says, "...No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
So I took the things that were distracting me from moving forward and boxed them up. I even boxed up those things in which I'd previously been successful, because the past belongs in the past. Or at least it belongs in a box in the attic.
And for good measure, I also boxed up some of the future. One day, hopefully soon, I'll open up those boxes because I've moved forward and conquered the territory in front of me now.
I'm praying for you too and against those things distracting you!