wha??? avatar
wha???
17
11 months ago

Progress is, in the end, still progress...

So, I'm new to the ADHD scene and been making it a point to pay attention to "escapes/excuses" I use or tell myself. I noticed that during my boosts of motivation I set alarms to get tasks done in a certain time to give structure. However, when I actually go to apply all that planning, if I don't do the thing by the time I set, I let it be "Ill try again tomorrow". The bigger the project the less I was doing cause I wouldn't get something done by the time I wanted it and I just gave up. Leading to a nasty bout procrastination and self loathing that I didn't do the thing lol. The longer I've paid attention to my brain and the way it works, the more I find myself not caring if the task is done by a certain time, just as long as the task gets done THAT DAY. Numo of course has helped remind me of the things that need to be done, without the stress of deadlines. Now I'm just talking about chores and tasks that aren't truly time sensitive. Appointments, work, school etc those do not apply. The happiness and pure joy I've felt, along with the motivation, this past couple weeks is something that I've lacked and missed dearly. I'm slowly getting back to my old self, loving where I am, and looking forward to what the future holds. :)

Progress is, in the end, still progress...
marevo avatar
marevo
2mo

I have the same problem with the tasks that don't involve other people. My therapist suggested to look at the planned stuff and do at least 5 min of each. The worst thing is, that I am afraid to plan now as it terrifies me how many tasks I would add to the list if I am only going to spend 5 min on each. I am getting there, slowly, because there's no other adult to help me, I need to learn to hold my hand. Wish you to be kind to yourself ❤️

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chiquitabananna
11mo

The statement, “progress, however small, is progress.”

wha??? avatar
wha???
11mo

Absolutely!

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DerPTACuLaR
11mo

Hell yeah!! I just started the same journey. The procrastination and self loathing part was something I was just thinking it was normal but then some days it was more profound. After some meditation, researching and learning I learned the same lessons about progress and how I need to be more gracious with myself when I stumbled. Be same way as to myself as I would be to others. It is very true, progress however small is still progress.

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wha???
11mo

For sure!! Glad we are in this together!! :)

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