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sebi

656d

I was wondering if anyone else has the problem with ADHD getting in the way of cleaning and motivation I'll start but then I'll find a book and then I'll read the book or I'll start my phone goes off and I have to go look at it and if I started a TV show I can't stop watching it until I finally finished the very last episode! can anyone help me

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    • chiken

      653d

      OMG TWIN I usually have a iPad sitting on the counter when I clean and sometimes a chair to keep me from wondering away smh

    • chiken

      653d

      OMG TWIN I usually have a iPad sitting on the counter when I clean and sometimes a chair to keep me from wondering away smh

    • DarraStrix

      655d

      Momentum is tricky with ADHD! Specially for tasks we don't necessarily want to do or enjoy doing. For me the biggest help has been a body double. Having someone exist in the same space either in person or on Skype helps immensely to keep me mostly on track even if they are doing their own thing.

      • GenderlessGoose

        655d

        @DarraStrix I love this reply especially because I've found that the person doesn't even necessarily need to be in the same room as me as long as they're there in some way. I think the last time I successfully cleaned my room was when I used to FaceTime my friend qll the time and she would get me back on track, let me gush over the neat things I found, but remind me to stay focused and keep moving. I think I need to try this again.

    • victoria_soluna

      655d

      I have found putting in headphones with 8D music playing keeps me motivated. YouTube has some great 8D playlist.

    • linlin

      656d

      I do the same thing, instead of Turing on a TV show try music. Also take 1 room at a time.

    • SalineTurnip

      656d

      I second smaller goals! And cleaning with someone else if you can. Also, if you know TV is distracting, try not to have it on while you're cleaning. Make that your end reward instead.

    • Riverwater

      656d

      Literal story of my life! I’ve found that it helps to have someone else in the room with me to hold me accountable, or just making my goals smaller/breaking the task into smaller pieces so I can take breaks

      • sebi

        656d

        @Riverwater thank you

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