“What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before My Flaming ADHD Burnout”
“You are not invincible or capable of the impossible. You are not omniscient. No one will hate you for not taking on every project. You’re not letting anyone down by simply saying, ‘No, I’ve got too much on my plate already’ instead of pushing your own happiness further and further down the calendar to take on more deadlines.”
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2 Comments: “What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before My Flaming ADHD Burnout”
Be very careful of “why am I doing this to myself” thinking. I truly believe that the pressure comes from without. That it causes depression and burnout, due to a desire to add value and to be judged worthy, is not the fault of the disabled community. We are consistently placed on the scale of worth whether we are “officially” diagnosed, self-diagnosed, or unaware of our neurodiverse status, from the minute we are ostracised mainstream society and criticised for not fitting in or acting differently. The whole worth scale is abellist. From Tragedy to Savant all options are considered ‘other’ and that is not good enough.
Great advice to start to take back some agency.
This could literally be my story – before the advice about how to get out of this vicious cycle. I can’t believe I’m not the only one who is in this exact same state. Thank you for helping me feel less ashamed about the burnout.