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matt4d

690d

I'm always having a hard time with my physical health and hygiene. It's hard to explain but basically I can't make myself do simple things like brush my teeth or shower or cook good food. Most people would call it being lazy which is why I wanted to bring this up here with people who are similar to me. It's not that I don't want to be clean because I do. I also would rather eat good meals than just put some junk in the microwave. I just literally can't make myself do those things. I can clean my entire house and it would take all day but I can't make myself brush my teeth? It sounds so dumb. Do any of you experience anything similar?

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    • TheRadicalEdward

      240d

      I used to have a hard time showering. I now just make sure I take a shower on specific days. Having a shower everyday is unnecessary, anyway. I also hate cleaning my house, in part because I feel like I would never stop, and partly because it grosses me out. I now make sure to do dishes everyday and clean up the bathroom a little bit every time I use it.

    • TheRadicalEdward

      240d

      I used to have a hard time showering. I now just make sure I take a shower on specific days. Having a shower everyday is unnecessary, anyway. I also hate cleaning my house, in part because I feel like I would never stop, and partly because it grosses me out. I now make sure to do dishes everyday and clean up the bathroom a little bit every time I use it.

    • Bridgette

      683d

      Also this too even if the task may seem small it is very overwhelming for us so we avoid doing it. Brushing teeth showers . Just to many steps and your like no thanks I'll pass.

    • Bridgette

      683d

      Yup it's just ADHD not being lazy. You have no dopamine no motivation to do those boring tasks. So definitely something normal we all can relate to :) it sucks so much tho like I have all this time and I don't do anything! Like what's wrong with me. it's ADHD its not an excuse it's a reason to give yourself grace ❤️

    • Sonyiamarie

      689d

      I totally can relate. 🤗

    • Creator

      689d

      I definitely relate. To be honest, I only brushed my hair and teeth maybe 3 times for both this entire year so far. My showers get delayed because I forget alot. Usually I have to have someone else who does the same exact chores as me in order for me to not skip over it accidently.

      • Creator

        689d

        @Creator It's like my body thinks the small tasks are just so small that they aren't important. My memory is so bad when it comes to this.

    • Atusin

      689d

      totally get this !! 👍

    • RhetoricalYou

      689d

      I had this problem for years and years and still struggle with it in a lot of areas. This is a small piece of advice, but it really helps me brush my teeth if I pace my room! Every time I pace back and forth, I brush a certain part of my mouth. It keeps me engaged and makes sure I brush for long enough.

    • NatalieJane

      690d

      I understand this I've been dealing with it since i was younger, I've tried everything. Sometimes I'll find things to help but they will only last a few days for me. If you haven't tried maybe find some apps that mark what you did. Sometimes a visual tracker works as annoying as it sounds.

    • Whyoming

      690d

      Completely get this, but for me it's I have all this free time and I know I should be doing chores but I just can't force myself to do them, I barely even shower which I know is gross and I should but I don't. I try to make a deadline for me to meet but it doesn't always work. Just thought you could talk to someone who can relate 🤷‍♀️

      • matt4d

        690d

        @Whyoming this is literally exactly what I go through. It's not like I don't have the time to do these things or even that I don't want to. I just don't do them. Idk how I am able to do chores all day but not take care of myself. So weird...

    • Ducky_gremlin

      690d

      I deal with the same thing. What I did for a while which might help is I set alarms to brush my teeth and I put it at about 7 (I only did one but you could also do one for the morning). I hope this helps! 💜

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