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I love these ideas! I just want to add that the pediatrician told me “It’s your job to provide a healthy meal. It’s their job to eat it.”March 19, 2018 at 8:31 pm in reply to: Managing High Stress/Organized Kid Activities with ADHD #79364
My heart goes out to you. I have two daughters myself and all of us have ADHD. I’m pretty sure that hubby has it too. I feel the same judging and guilt that you do. We struggle to plan meals and grocery shop on a consistent basis. My husband is celiac, I am a recovered food addict with multiple food allergies and my daughters are picky eaters. Throw in my husband’s hour long commute and shopping addiction, on top of the normal household chaos, and I can feel really hopeless. We just do the best we can. People are judgmental, they aren’t going to understand. I heard two sayings/slogans that I absolutely love: “What other people think of me is none of my business.” and “How important is it?” The people who matter aren’t going to judge you. I grew up in an immaculate house, with two organized parents, who could’ve cared less about what I wanted. I would have been happy to have them attend just one of my functions from start to finish. Loving your daughter is the important part. At least, in my humble opinion. And it sounds like you love her a lot.March 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm in reply to: Time distortion and working oneself to exhaustion normal with Adderall? #79361
I remember that I had a similar reaction when I first tried stimulant meds. I took Ritalin and suddenly, it seemed like I had a lot more “day” in my day. I can relate to the exhaustion thing but I’m not sure that it’s med related. I have depression and low thyroid, so my energy fluctuates a lot. I’ve learned to “make hay while the sun shines” so to speak because I never know how I am going to feel from one day to the next. Accepting that this is my “normal” has helped a lot.
I really relate to what you are going through, esp. the 30 tab thing. I get really easily overwhelmed, so one of the things I do is I have a limit, 5, only 5 things. If I am price comparing, researching, trying to learn about a new topic- I stop at 5 things. Also, when I need to know what to do next I ask myself “What do I need to do right now to take care of myself?” and “What absolutely has to get done today?” Doing these things makes it less overwhelming for me. Another idea I just had was: What was something that you wanted really badly and how did you go about getting it? I try to remember what that pursuit felt like, then imagine applying it to what I want now. Hope that helps.