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moor-rose
1
17 days ago

Struggling with the basics

Hello! I'm new here and really looking forward to getting to know some of the socially active users ^^ I've started with a module on organisation, and the advice isn't new to me: start with one key habit and build on it slowly over time. But I don't feel like I can. I've never in my life managed to consistently follow a routine. I load myself up and burn out; after a crash, I do exactly the same thing again. But the crashes are becoming longer and more debilitating, so I know something has to change. It feels like transitioning between a disciplined and an undisciplined state takes more energy than just remaining in the disciplined state... so 'push, crash, push, crash' feels easier than pacing. Also, I don't know how to pick one thing when 20 things feel vital and urgent. Anyone been in a similar place? What did you do to move forward?

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rainbowtoady
5d

Daily. Morning. Walks. For me this was life changing it gets me out of my space and creates a whole different vibe. Bonus points if in nature. I started in covid and never stopped - lost half a stone and kept it off. I’m telling you - go walk. Start there

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PrincessLeya
1w

Im always daydreaming my tasks into something I like, for example I had to cut the garden "unkraut zupfen?" And pretended the thorns were battle droids from star wars lol

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jamtart
1w

For me, starting with a small self-care thing every morning to start the day with a win has been how I’ve managed to avoid the usual cycle that you’ve described so well. It gives me a little dopamine hit I guess?

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cbtisnice
1w

ADHDers brains aren't really made for building routines. Some ideas: - medication - try to make it desirable, think about why you actually want to do it, really try to make it pleasant or in a way that you can do it in an entertaining way - playing music or an audio book etc. while doing chores helps - keep it light and not overwhelming - external control or body doubling - reflect how things make you feel - I have a physical habit list with progress bars that I colour with colorful highlighters

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