The barrier between thought and action. I get so lost on the thought side that I think I forget that I have a body (sometimes), so clicking back into the action side is hard.
(I had a blood test earlier this month and the doc said everything's fine, so it's not a physical problem.)
I have noticed this for 10 years at least (I'm 20), but it has become really problematic this semester. I have chemistry lab courses. I know what to do when in the lab, but I can't mentally prioritize steps within a step. It requires me to be alert and aware but this is really difficult. I feel "half there". It drains me really fast to be "all there" and the lab is 4-5 hours... I have been doing labs for years but we have never been this pressed for time before...which is why I can't look at my books.
I also have memory problem. I do thorough prep but I can't remember anything while actually in the lab. I can only remember some general things, the overall point of the lab. Never what I have to do next. I have to look at my book or deduce what I should do next based on the overall picture in my head. But there isn't enough time to do this, as said above, and specific amounts and what not can't really be memorized.
Yes, I sleep enough and eat breakfast beforehand.
If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated. Thanks.