CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone A.D.D. (Ballantine Books, 2006), a new book by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell has been on my wannabe reading list for the past month. I still don't have a copy, but a couple of articles about it have piqued my interest even more.
From the Dayton Daily News, Amelia Robinson shares some of Hallowell's new words from the book:
- Screensucking: Wasting time looking at any screen — video game, television, computer, etc.
- Taildogging: Allowing the tail to wag the dog. Going fast or pushing harder on yourself, your kids or your business just because other people are doing so and you don't want to be left behind in life's great race.
- Frazzing: Multitasking ineffectively.
- Doomdarts: An obligation you have forgotten about that suddenly pops into your consciousness like a poisoned dart.
- Cellopain: the jerk who talks loudly and obliviously on his cellphone in a crowd.
- Regurgimailer: people who forward to everyone they know everything that lands in their in-boxes.
- Logonorrhea: a related condition that renders you unable to use certain online accounts because you can remember neither your screen name nor your password.