mematwe

339d

i want to clean up but when i stare at the mess i can’t ever actually clean, my kitchen is a mess but i want to eat something but the fact that the kitchen is a mess makes me want to stay away from it, i can’t motivate myself to make a meal because it’s all disorganized and it’s really bothering me, and i want to clean up trust me but the more i stare at the mess the more overwhelming it gets

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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  • PumpkinPrincess

    339d

    I know how that it completely!!! Your best bet is to just get it all done in one day. I know it'll be exhausting, but the sooner you get it done, the quicker you have the space to prepare your food and stop depriving yourself of nourishment. Being hungry will only make the frustration and anxiety worse!

  • sprite

    339d

    if it helps at all, i usually clean my wreck of a kitchen in this order: throw out trash, then put away anything that can be put in the cupboards/pantry, then put anything that doesn’t belong in a bag to go elsewhere, then dishes, then counters. and i don’t always do that all at once! i take it one step at a time and stop if i need to. if even starting one step feels like too much right now, try to think even smaller—throw out one piece of trash, put one thing away, wash one dish, etc each time you walk through the kitchen. sometimes, when i don’t feel up to tidying, i’ll set a timer for just three minutes and do as much as i can in that time. that way i know it’ll be over soon, but i can still get some stuff done! i know how unmanageable a messy kitchen can feel, but i really do find it a bit easier when i break a chore up into more doable sections.

  • DeepValuePrimate

    339d

    What the above commenter said, the mountain can look very large when you try thinking about the journey to the top

  • Poisonedlogic

    339d

    I empathize hugely! I actually found a lot of empathy and good tips in a neurodivergent cleaning group on Facebook! It's called neurodivergent cleaning crew! Id definitely reccomend joining it. I usually don't like FB groups but this one is awesome.

  • sprite

    339d

    ^^^ i’m in that group too, and i definitely second that!!

  • Chrysanthemumbee

    330d

    Speed clean for 15 or 20 minutes. Timer goes off, you stop. Do it multiple times over the next day or two.

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