Relaxation ADHD Style

Relaxing is nice and all, but when you’re used to being busy all the time it’s a little boring too.
ADHD College Blog | posted by Rebeka Covell
The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD

I have to keep reminding myself that it’s normal to be tired once in a while. Lately, I’ve been working a lot and running around getting all kinds of errands done on my nights off from my mall job. Around 9pm I’m just about ready to relax.

Usually I’m sitting there saying I don’t know what’s wrong with me; my feet hurt, my back hurts, and I’m so tired! My mom keeps saying that nothing is wrong with me, I’m working 60+ hours a week and I should be tired early because I get up at 6am to start my day. But still, how can I get everything done? How do people do it?

If I stopped when I was tired I would just go to one job, come home and watch TV or something all night. Instead, two or three week nights I have work until 10:30pm, and then I come home, eat dinner, and go to bed. On my nights off I have to run errands, do laundry, clean up my room etc. No matter what I can’t seem to end my day before midnight. There’s just not enough hours to do everything and relax too.

Thank God I had this Saturday off from work all together. It was one of the few days that I didn’t have anything to do, and I could get caught up on some things I needed to do and still have time for fun. In the morning, I got up at a reasonable time and went out on a hunt for a dress to wear to my cousin’s wedding. That’s not really a chore for me because I love shopping so much. My mom and I went to the mall and I must have tried on 30 dresses; no luck. They all looked bad or were the wrong size. I have some dresses at home that I can wear if I don’t get one so I didn’t need to settle on one if I wasn’t really happy with it. After a few hours we went home empty-handed. The dress would have to wait until another day.

Finally, I got a few hours to do absolutely nothing and I took full advantage of it. I sat on the couch with my sore feet up and watched makeover shows on TV. It was great. I had the peace of mind knowing that I didn’t have to watch the time so I won’t be late for work. I fully enjoyed a whole hour of TV; then I got up and went to a different mall in search of a dress. Relaxing is nice and all, but when you’re used to being busy all the time it’s a little boring too.

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