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effortaward

729d

How have you been fairing through "living through history" and the sudden loss of routine on your ADD? I had a great full time job a 20 minute walk away, had regular hours with some fun additional night events, and generally kept up a good routine of waking up, getting ready, (maybe) packing lunch, and heading out, working for the day, and then maybe hanging out with people a few days a week? I haven't quite gotten back into a comfortable routine.

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    • MatchaBunn

      729d

      @effortaward I think the long term effects of “living through history” can have unexpected triggers for a lot of us. It’s natural to fall off of routine, in my experience, when one or more things is going through a change. Whether that be positive or negative, it sometimes takes a little more time to process and focus on that. So other things fall off for a bit. I’m trying to treat it like a test of what was or wasn’t working for me in my routine. If it seems a lot harder to regulate a part of my routine, I come at it with curiosity. Try to make it more interesting again. But from an energy-level perspective, I also recognize when I need to cut back on too much structure while I take time to rest. It’s definitely tricky to balance, in my opinion, but gradually adding those things back in gives you an intentional approach to your routine.

    • mybees

      728d

      Omg this!! I am a nurse and swear I didn't think I'd make it. A year in I started therapy and for about 6 months was doing great. Now I have to move and can't find another place even close to what I've been paying for 10 years and I'm losing it again. It's incredibly difficult

    • effortaward

      729d

      Any ideas on triggers? Sometimes for me they're obvious like being very busy, but recently I'm not sure what's getting me out of whack.

      • MatchaBunn

        729d

        @effortaward I think the long term effects of “living through history” can have unexpected triggers for a lot of us. It’s natural to fall off of routine, in my experience, when one or more things is going through a change. Whether that be positive or negative, it sometimes takes a little more time to process and focus on that. So other things fall off for a bit. I’m trying to treat it like a test of what was or wasn’t working for me in my routine. If it seems a lot harder to regulate a part of my routine, I come at it with curiosity. Try to make it more interesting again. But from an energy-level perspective, I also recognize when I need to cut back on too much structure while I take time to rest. It’s definitely tricky to balance, in my opinion, but gradually adding those things back in gives you an intentional approach to your routine.

    • jeb

      729d

      Ya I go through cycles too, it's frustrating. If I ever figure it out I will let people know haha

    • Alarata

      729d

      It nearly destroyed me. I kind of got back on a routine again but it's rocky, I don't kno how long it will be before I'm back to where I was

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