How to Be a Book Zombie
Does your company feel lifeless in the wake of the current fast-paced market? Tired of struggling just to survive? Can’t seem to explain your message? Could be that you’re a book zombie, out of ideas and wondering if any of them will work. Zombies aren’t easily distinguishable, confused, and definitely unrecognizable.
I’m not a morning person so I have trouble remembering names, most days. I can usually remember the last thing I read about a subject, but today I can barely remember a whole book. My ADD and ADHD make this particularly difficult.
Zombie Book: Adderall Dependent, ADD Riddled and Afraid of Losing My Job
I am a book zombie. I can’t focus on anything for more than five minutes without drifting off to sleep, and when I wake up five minutes later, I have no idea what was going on in my book. My boss keeps asking me what I’m working on, but all I can do is stare at the computer screen blankly and make excuses about how busy or tired I am. It’s not fair to me, and it’s definitely not fair for my boss.
- book zombies are in a book slump because they can’t focus on anything without drifting off to sleep
- book zombies have ADD which prevents them from focusing on their work projects that need attention
- book zombies should never take Adderall before reading a long assignment or book as the medication will keep them up all night with no restful break while every other sentence of content is boringly read aloud by our mind like we’re stuck in an endless loop where nothing makes sense.
My marriage is on shaky ground, with constant arguments. I find myself arguing more than I like to deal with. Sometimes it takes another person to do something for me. I am constantly amazed at how many people want to spend time with me. There is just so much love and attention to be given to me.
My son is coming home from school one day and says,” Dad, I think you’re acting like a book zombie.” I try to explain that I’m just trying to be busy. I admit I am a little stressed and tired. I know I can’t act like I used to. My blood pressure is sky high and I feel exhausted.
I’m on a mission to help my readers. I want them to succeed. So, I try to find joy in what I am doing. I have to ask myself, am I giving it to myself?
Last week I took a break from book reading. Instead of reading books, I committed to working out. I did some push-ups and sit-ups. After about an hour, I felt alive again.
My kids noticed. They asked why I was so busy. I told them the old adage, “The most important thing to me is the results.” They laughed and asked what I did to get back into the swing of things.
I told them about a book I had read that was true to life. I talked about how when things get tough no one gives you any recognition. It’s like running a marathon with a hand brake. People look at you like you are nuts for even attempting to complete the task. They don’t compliment you, let alone give you any attention. You feel unimportant and discouraged.
When I finish a book or page I look forward to reading it. If I don’t finish it, I immediately look for something else to do. The next day I go online and search for book reviews. I found several articles with a link to the book. I read one and realize I am now a book Zombie.
If I can teach them this one-book lesson, they can avoid becoming a book Zombie themselves. Don’t let your self-worth be defeated by a fear of having others know what you are reading. Use your power to control your reading.
Does your company feel lifeless in the wake of the current fast-paced market? Tired of struggling just to survive? Can’t seem to explain your message? Could be that you’re a book zombie, out of ideas and wondering if any of them will work. Zombies aren’t easily distinguishable, confused, and definitely unrecognizable. I’m not a morning…