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YKPWRLD
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11 months ago

I need tips, anyone else ADHD and dyslexic?

I'm in a mental overload rn, it's like both of neurological disorders inconveniently work hand and hand. My Dyslexic makes me over obsessed with my goals, time management, and staying organized so if I'm not on top of them I'm completely thrown off all day, while my ADHD makes me forget to stay on top of things or keeps me distracted from doing them and it's like a domino effect everyday. Like would it be best to just plan out every little detail? And how do I stay organized and clean without obsessing over it everytime? I've tried setting alarms I end up scheduling to many alarms and it's annoying to have to keep stopping them every hour or so.

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addmama
11mo

You'll want to keep those alarms for the important stuff.. get ready for work, taking medicine, and important phone calls for instance. Fighting OCD is something I deal with on the regular too. The best thing I can do for that is plan 3 specific things for each day. Maybe put those on Google calendar along with bill reminders, shopping day, special events, and appointments. Things like (clean toilet, organize closet, and make a specific spot to always put remote/keys/phone/charger/purse/medication/flashlight or whatever it is lost 5 hundred times per day everyday). The next day plan just 3 more specific tasks to allow yourself to over-obsess about. If you're limited then it can help with overwhelm. You have other things to add-3 at a time-to Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, etc.

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ADOoooPretty
11mo

Try out the Tiimo app. I'm not 100% in love with it, but it does make a difference. I went big, and planned out every day for a week. It lasted til the weekend. I just recently deleted all the things I had scheduled, then just filled in the morning. I'm trying to just build a daily routine. I have none, so I figured if I started with just getting the morning down, so that it becomes something I start automatically doing then I can add in afternoon, and evening routines. I did try to alternate a few things every other week to keep it interesting for my ADHD as well. Mixed it up a bit, so constantly repeating things every day doesn't become boring. I also seen someone with a small trolley to take around their house with them. If you are doing a specific task and find something out of place throw it in the trolley, and deal with it once you're done the task. If you're overloaded, and feeling like you're only running at 40%, if you give 40% that day you have given 100% of where you're at. Try not to beat yourself up over not being able to do more.

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ADOoooPretty
11mo

Good luck. I hope it works!

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YKPWRLD
11mo

thanks I'll check it out and that's my issue too is I'll spend hours to make a schedule just to get bored and not follow it. That's what made me start doing the 30-30 rule so I don't get bored but I want more structure too so I'm gonna try the morning method you suggest with the 30-30 rule

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