sphilpott

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    Ahhh the ADHD mom life. I work a full time job(manager) am a mom, wife, dog mom, volunteer in various organizations. I don’t think people realize how hard it is to wear multiple hats like women do these days and struggle with a condition that keeps you unfocused, unorganized, physically drained by noon but lay in bed for hours because your brain won’t SHUT UP. It is a daily struggle to do enough in order to feel “good enough”. I am obsessed with planners and focus apps that last a few weeks to a month then get forgotten. I write EVERYTHING down. In the morning I make a list of things I want to accomplish that day and map it out down to every 15 or 30 minutes. And with that I might get half of it done but at least I tried. I even set timers on my phone to get me back on track just in case I have had a “squirrel” moment. I notice it’s worse in the winter months since there is less sunshine which is very beneficial to the human body. So I have all those issues and I’m putting myself through online college and working on starting my own business. Life is tough. Last year I got my hormones checked just in case but nope. Ugh so now I’m on medication which helps tremendously…when it finally kicks in….and I can’t take it past a certain time since I can’t sleep as it is. It definitely helps but what I’m trying to say is nobody is perfect. Even with drugs lol. Just keep trying new methods see what works for you and what doesn’t. The perk to ADHD is there’s no one size fits all (Wait that’s not really helpful). Just keep trying and don’t be so hard on yourself. I’ve figured out that sometimes I am way overthinking a situation and if I just calm down ommmmmmm and breathe I can approach it with a tiny bit more clarity. It is always good to know you aren’t the only one with a foggy spinning head. Good luck.

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