Chey1973

301d

I do great at focusing at work but at home I'm not. I have a big house and want to stay on track with my chores but I have issues staying motivated. I've tried chore lists. what's else can I try to help stay on track?

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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  • Nanaof2

    301d

    I know the feeling, although I do not have a big house, I also like to stay on track and get things done. I've tried chore list as well, but I've found them to be more "genreal" and not really tailored to what chores im trying to do. I make lists (which BTW my husband and kids hate) what I mean by making list is I literally write down everything that I need (want) to get done for that day and then I will prioritize them by figuring out what I need to do 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. I know it sounds ridiculous as my list can be a little to much for others🤗. Example I don't write "laundry", "clean bathroom" etc I will actually break them down into smaller tasks so instead of clean bathrooms my list has "clean bathroom sink" clean toilets, clean mirrors, wipe out shower, sweep floor, mop floor. I know I know it's sound so stupid to do that bit I have found that by breaking these down into smaller tasks, it motivates me becaue im able to check that off the list when I've done that, which makes me feel like I'm accomplishing the tasks which motivates me to do more on my list. I know its sound ridiculous and so unnecessary, but this is literally how I get the things done and stay on track

    • Shaba

      301d

      this is great advice I'll try this.

    • LSneiderwine

      301d

      That sounds like a great idea! I'm going to try that. Right now I feel so overwhelmed and end up not getting much done. I think this idea will really help! Thank you so much! ♥️

      • Nanaof2

        301d

        your welcome, I hope it works. Please let me know how it goes. It really helps me to have that visual. Keep your head up..you got this

  • Nanaof2

    301d

    Let me know if it helps...even a little👍you got this

  • LoveMyu

    301d

    I know exactly what your going through, and it sucks. What I’ve done that helps me is after I do something I reward myself. It can be food, or something you enjoy doing. I clean the house and then I reward myself with 30 minutes of video games. Hopefully this helps.

    • vitamin_T

      301d

      i've seen a lot of ADHDers benefit from gamification/task-reward systems! i'm glad it's working for you

  • Nanaof2

    301d

    If anyone has any type of OCD, just know lists with different colored pens are my friends...just saying

  • vitamin_T

    301d

    the biggest thing that's helped me is trying to make my environment as "helpful" as possible. using noise-cancelling headphones, closing the blinds so i can't get distracted, and making sure the temperature is comfortable. also, it might sound silly, but if you don't wear shoes when you're relaxing around the house, try wearing them when you wfh. i do it with just slippers but it's enough to trick my brain into thinking it's time to be awake and not to nap.

  • baka

    301d

    I listen to music to focus I don't know if that would help but that's how I get my Brain going in one direction so to speak

  • MatchaBunn

    301d

    I definitely rely on the random bursts of energy to get through a lot of chores. But more often, I’ve been asking my roommates for help with even a part of a chore—for instance, putting away dishes so that I can wash more. I think the key is having specific days that you at least give the time to a certain chore. For me, Monday is always rat cage cleaning day. But then for some other chores, they kind of float around depending on my work schedule and what I’m doing that week. Being kind to yourself and not setting your expectations too high are great ways to combat the feelings of shame that come with not having a consistent cleaning schedule. Once I allowed myself to be messy and relax more about having to keep the house looking a certain way, it made me more likely to want to actually do chores. I set an intention to just spend time cleaning rather than trying to be perfect, and that works well for me. Taking breaks and splitting the chores down into smaller pieces also helps me get things done in a comfortable way.

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