JadeBabe

136d

okay I have anxiety, depression and ADHD. how do yall all clean yalls room.
I've started to clean then I found some colors and then a coloring book now I'm on this app lol

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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  • PEMprincess

    136d

    Got treated for my adhd, adderall XR specifically is what works for me. Have tried coffee (love hate) and regular adderall (amphetamine salts) 👎👎👎. Also, get help to clean if you want to and have access, then every day try to do a “5 minute tidy up”. Takes the pressure off. If your room gets super dirty trying to pick out outfits or getting dressed, try to pick it out a day/few days before! Good luck 🍀🍀

    • Supernothing

      135d

      interesting about the XRs. I was curious about them, but I haven’t asked my psych about it yet because he sucks and I’m trying to find a new one. Seems like the XRs are hit or miss with my friends. Can I ask what didn’t work for you about the regular addys?

    • princessblue

      133d

      I see you said the amphetamine salts do not work for you. What is the difference between them and the XR? I think I might be in a similar place with those meds.

      • PEMprincess

        132d

        @supernothing , for me at least, the amphetamine salts/regular addys were…. weak. Scientifically, the XR is “extended release”, designed to release more slowly in your system thus extending the duration of how much “energy” & “focus” you’d have to burn throughout the day and the intensity in which you’re feeling it. With the amphetamine salts I felt like I drank a really weak coffee, even the after-buzz crashes felt much more intense than XR. On amphetamine salts I felt super jittery, unfocused, and honestly.. sleepy? Lol. I’m sure that’s not everyone’s experience but seeing as how I have ADHD and CFS/ME amongst other things, I definitely needed the stronger one. I felt more disciplined, more focused, steady, and energized off XR. Only complaint is I must take that before 7am if I want any sort of decent sleep the same night. hope this helped

  • Niniluv

    136d

    I thought I was the only oneeee, most aggravating feeling lol. I guess we can go on our room cleaning journey together

    • JadeBabe

      135d

      thanks ✋ I picked up all the trash, then I did all the clothes then I got lost again 😅 and here I am again lol

      • Niniluv

        135d

        LMAO welcome backkkk, this is my reminder to start cleaning thanks. 😂

  • Shruko

    135d

    I have to specifically set aside time with small goals, like at this time I'm going to put away 3 things and then if that's all I can handle I call it a day, but other times I feel more motivated and I keep going

  • Niniluv

    135d

    ^^ that also is true my therapist told me that rewarding yourself will help encourage you and keep you motivated. To try and make small goals and progress from there. Hope it works for you!

  • Cece7

    135d

    Haha I do the same thing. There’s just too much random stuff I find. Especially in all these random boxes I put all the things I don’t have time to organize yet and turns out that’s a lot of things. Haha

  • Supernothing

    135d

    I struggle with this too. I’m actually procrastinating with cleaning right now by writing this. Making a list helps because it breaks down the tasks, even if I don’t get through all of it. Having a friend come over even just to watch can help. Also helps if they’re a compassionate non-adhd person, because they’ll see things I won’t. I sometimes straight up don’t see the mess. Otherwise I’m in the same boat. Oh! The right music can do wonders. Hardcore music helps me with cleaning haha.

  • Anthea

    134d

    same i struggle with it too what i've found to work is to put some upbeat music on and set a timer for somewhere between ten minutes and an hour and a half depending on my mood and try to spend as much of that time as possible being productive, then take a ten minute break, then go back to being productive for a period slightly shorter than the first one (for example if i worked for forty minutes, i'd take a ten minute break and then work for thirty minutes, break, etc) get i can account for losing interest or concentration on the task, and i keep going until either i'm finished or i reach only working for ten minutes then i'll take a longer break or stop for the day and continue some other time. i do this for basically everything including school work. you can adjust as needed. good luck!

  • CaitiBee

    134d

    Stick some post it’s in your pocket! If you find something intriguing that you want to do that isn’t cleaning, stick a post it on it and just KEEP CLEANING. You can only address the things with post it’s on them after you are finished tidying. The first and hardest step is learning to notice when you get off track, so having a specific action to do when you notice (placing a post-it) can help you notice and stop yourself more consistently over time.

    • GoldenFume

      134d

      I'm definitely going to see about trying this out. With my current living situation I'd have to work around a few things but I wanna try it

  • GoldenFume

    134d

    I know what ya mean. Day in and day out it seems like I keep losing time on my phone. I've tried downgrading to a flip phone which has service and the one I'm using being for information or games and whatnot. Hasn't really worked for me yet.

  • SalineTurnip

    133d

    I do a little bit at a time. I started with a corner. Since then, I've rearranged my room and cleaned my entire floor. I still have a lot of clothes to put away but I'm working on it. Start small.

  • stingray

    133d

    I don't 😭 My definition of "cleaning" is when I shove stuff out of the way if my room is too messy to even walk through

  • Dorkasaurus

    133d

    Play some music and make cleaning your concert. Think Disney movie montage

  • princessblue

    133d

    I have the same probleslms. I'm definitely am going to try the setting small goals thing. I know that this sounds crazy, but my bf and I adopted a dog, and it has made me be more aware of things that I can and can't do. It's helped me keep consistent with things.

    • PEMprincess

      132d

      Same, my dog has helped me keep consistent and become mega aware too, but I need what my mother is calling a “baby daddy” hahaha. Adopted my pup on my own and needless to say it’s more than I’m currently able to handle 😭

  • PEMprincess

    132d

    Oh also, this is a little more bold and potentially embarrassing but invite a buddy inside. Having someone you trust in the room with you, with the right music & game plan in mind can really be extra motivating. I say potentially embarrassing bc if you’re anything like me, you’re a little type A & like things to be perfect for yourself, so adding an outside party to the equation might spark a little shame- but that same shame could help spring your nervous system into action LOL😭😭. Not medical advice by any means but hey, that’s what took me from suffocating in my majorly cluttered room to smooth sailing in my clean and organized sanctuary :)) Works especially good if your buddy becomes hands on with cleaning process, and tries to act as an accountability partner to keep u on track). My room has only gotten overwhelmingly messy 2 other times in 7 months since the 1st major cleaning, and I’ve been able to maintain the order with my “5 minute tidy ups” since. If works it works!

  • SashaM90s

    132d

    I've had to use multiple things I suppose like music I turn on my pandora, sometimes I use a 5 to 10 minute timer and then take like a 30 minute break and then when all else fails I bought some plastic totes just so I wouldn't have to see the clutter but now that i have them i only used 2 out of the 4 and got stuck again

  • Adalia

    129d

    theres a guy on tiktok who explains it better than me but its the "might as well" philosophy. https://www.tiktok.com/@connordewolfe/video/6968293937463266566?lang=fr its by connor dewolfe :)

    • Cricket01

      129d

      that was amazing

  • Cricket01

    129d

    Literally same I wish I could send a picture of how bad my room is rn

  • thefloorislava

    129d

    I put a YouTube video of a 7 minute timer and then put it on loop so I don't lose track of time

  • zoloftzebra

    129d

    music or a movie in the background helps so much. having some sort a stimulus while ur working is SO HELPFUL

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