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ADHD General Anonymous 14541

No ADHD/ADD general? I know some of you have it too.

Post resources on coping skills. Especially how to keep ur fucking room clean. Idk how to do that at all.

Anonymous 15444

It's simple but I just set a mental schedule ahead of time and my perfectionism kicks in to save the day. Say for instance you wanted to read a book and all of the chapters were roughly similar in length and one chapter took like 30 mins for me to read, then I might say to myself "read at least two chapters per hour from 1pm to 6pm." That's it. If it's 1:50 pm and I haven't finished my second chapter, my perfectionist drive kicks in like "ohshit" and speed reads it. Kind of like when you have an essay due on the last day and under pressure you suddenly crank out gold. Obviously you can't magically get stuff done that way but in my experience, simply having a mental schedule like that which is a good balance of challenging/productive but also realistic is good.

Anonymous 15459

>>14541
the most common mental conditions in the planet are those two. so much so I legit don't think they should be considered something "abnormal" but just a behavior. Just get up and start putting things in order, hang your clothes, broom out all the dust in your floor and then mop it. Just dedicate some time to it, you have time to post, it means you have time to clean just do it with some music its not even hard.

Anonymous 15460

>Especially how to keep ur fucking room clean
I assign one day a week for a "stay at home" day. I put olaplex on my hair and do all the chores. Then I let them build up again until the next week. Works for me.

Anonymous 15493

>>15459
forgive me for sperging, but this is why i hate having ADHD. it's overdiagnosed, most people don't think it's real, and many of those who do believe it's real think it's a personality trait or a moral failing. i don't choose to forget everything that is told to me 2 minutes later if i don't write it down, i don't choose to be paralyzed for days on end by executive dysfunction. i don't want to have to choose between doing everything perfectly at work or taking care of myself. i have almost no object permanence, i have auditory processing & sensory issues. i struggled all through school despite testing well. why would i choose to be a lazy, borderline-retarded mess? i'm a perfectionist who does good work, but it's clear to everyone who knows me that i have a difference in mental faculties compared to a normie. read a book before spouting harmful nonsense about a medically recognized disorder.

Anonymous 15629

if I want to abuse my body with focus drugs to study boring ass programming just to get enough money to live, that should be my right.

Anonymous 16066

>>14541
Idk if I have ADHD but i exhibit all the common symptoms. I feel like the most disruptive thing to my life besides it fucking with my studies is the constant fatigue. This morning I woke up from 8hr sleep, went to the grocery store, came home and felt exhausted enough for another 8hr. Can any miners tell me what being on meds is like? I fear losing myself due to meds so much but I also want to be able to focus and have the strength to complete the things I want to.

Anonymous 16067

>>16066
Sorry for double post, but I also forgot to mention this is in my previous post. Do any ADD/ADHD miners have a strange task prioritization? For example I felt energized last night and wanted to clean my room, but before I could even attempt moving clothes into my closet, I HAD to move a shelf on my wall to somewhere else I wanted it in the room. This took a while cause I had to drill holes, clean the shelf, etc. But if I even tried to clean up the laundry first it would exhaust me and my mind would be screaming at me to move the shelf first. Is this ADD/ADHD or something else?

Anonymous 16071

>>16067
yes, i am diagnosed and also struggle with this. i believe it is a part of executive dysfunction?

Anonymous 16080

>>16067
Absolutely. I don't really have a problem with this for work (electrical / software engineering), but it's a major problem in my personal life.

Medication has dramatically helped my focus issues, but it doesn't seem to have helped all that much with task completion or prioritization. At least, that's my experience with it. I do feel emotionally flat, however I don't think its the medication. I've noticed that I'm the same way when I'm off the meds, so I think that's just a me issue. It's also important to note that the medication originally increased my heart rate to about 100 bpm, but has since gone down to 90 bpm now that I've been regularly exercising. The one major concern that I have with the medication is the possible long term side effects of regular stimulant use on the body. I've been taking it for about 7 years now, and while my blood pressure is still normal, I can't help but worry if this will shorten my lifespan.



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