Does anyone have any tips for ways to transition your thinking?

I tend to focus on what’s right in front of me, what I can do in the moment, and tangible ways I can “keep up” in life. But it tends to make me feel bad the longer I sit and start finding things I can’t control.

I want to be able to focus more on my interests, and move away from too much heavy thinking about my trauma or interactions with others. I feel like I have a weird problem where I’m able to focus on life stuff (appointments, work, cooking, planning out my day) but I can’t connect with fun stuff for me.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Attention-Deficit Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • NinaGirl


    I totally get it I have adhd so I totally understand where your coming from. Um just try harder to not do what your doing now

  • PandaWuver


    Remind yourself that the fun and enjoyable parts of life are more important than the work parts.

  • Captain_Honey


    I'm in a similar boat. I can always focus on things that I classify as work but if it's anything else I can't do it. I'm working on shifting how I see different activities. Maybe that would help you. For me it's the different between school and an organization I'm a part of. School is just a thing I do. The organization is work. So I'm trying to make school have the same priority as work. I'm doing this by looking at my assignments as the stepping stones I need to take to do something else. Maybe the same would work for you. If exercise is fun for you (as an example) try looking at it the same way as life things. I hope this helps

  • Kelbel


    I went through that. I love reading and doing puzzles. I went out and bought a new puzzle and forced myself to do it. I felt so good doing it. I also love adult coloring books. I haven't picked one-up in a long time. I need to.

  • La.La.Ladybug


    For me sometimes engaging in something I see as fun with other people helps. Their enjoyment, laughter and the accountability of being there makes it harder fore to be disengaged or distracted. Also telling yourself it's ok to not feel enthusiastic or excited about something you like (or liked) - but I struggle with this a lot too

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