Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Midway through the summer and I've abandoned my gym membership, my college make-up work, and my cleaning pledge. Can I blame the ADHD? Or just the exhaustion?
ADHD College Blog | posted by Rebeka Covell
The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD

Lately, I’ve been so overwhelmed with working every day, picking up extra hours at my part-time job, and still trying to enjoy the summer that I’ve forgotten a few things along the way.

I’ve completely stopped working on making up the work for the incomplete I took last semester. My determination to finish before the last minute faded after about 2 of the 10 assignments. I went to the library probably 5 times, but I dreaded every second of it until I finally convinced myself that other things were more urgent than the homework I had 3 months to complete. I didn’t understand it anyways, and other things have taken priority over Environmental Engineering.

I haven’t been to the gym in over 2 weeks. I was really doing well for a while there; I probably went at least 3 times a week for the first 3 weeks. I actually liked it most of the time, and it definitely gave me more energy. Good thing I only paid for that one month membership, otherwise I’d be throwing $25 down the toilet this month.

I’ve pretty much given up on my disaster of a room, even though it’s impossible to forget about it, because my mom reminds me to clean up every day. I would still like to organize my drawers, so I wouldn’t have a laundry basket full of clean clothes that I washed last week still sitting on my floor, because the drawers are too full.

Often, when I buy things impulsively, I get home and decide I don’t really need/want/like them and I plan to return them ASAP. I even took the time to organize everything that was going back, and put the receipt in the bags with the clothes so I won’t get to the store only to realize I forgot the receipt at home. The only problem? The clothes I organized and planned to return a few weeks ago are still sitting in my room. I really need to find time to go back to the store before the receipts expire, and I’m stuck with clothes I won’t ever wear.

I guess the shoulda, coulda, woulda – and still-need-to-do-eventually’s are going to have to wait a few more days. Maybe after I get some much-needed sleep and relaxation this weekend, I’ll think about starting all the things I’ve left on pause.

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