Hello lovely chicas! I’ve missed you and being on here but now that my semester is over and things are settling down, I have time to be online and talking to you. So, if you hadn’t noticed I’m more willing to show mah fac.I’m going through a lot of life changes right now. Between carrying for my disabled mom and being the breadwinner of my household and going to school full time, I’ve been hyper stressed and self destructive and just not doing well at all. I’ve been going to a therapist and am now getting treated by a psychiatrist for bipolar depression. It’s a lot. Anyway, in addition to having bipolar and possibly a dissociative disorder, it turns out I also have ADHD. I felt embarrassed about it at first but now I’m realizing how it’s affected me my whole life and I am now facing the reality of changing my entire life like I should have done a long time ago. I will be taking a break from school in order to learn to time manage more successfully, be able to pay rent and bills and pay better attention to my health so that my disorders aren’t too disruptive. Unfortunately, my clinic does not treat ADHD or prescribe medicines to help me focus. I was wondering if any of you fellow PI girls with attention problems have any helpful coping methods to stay on a task, to complete assignments and stay focused when reading and other organizational shenanigans. Even if you know of any apps (I’m really enjoying list matter and Mint) compatible with Amazon Kindle, that may help. Tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and I’ve missed you guys ^u^
|May 28, 2015 at 21:52|
Hey! 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t have any tips. :/
|May 29, 2015 at 08:29|
Hey! I have ADHD too and it affects everything. Even something as simple as having a conversation is hard because I get distracted by say a shoe and then I can’t actually hear what the person is saying. It is hard for me and the people around me. Also, I am always moving which brings me to my tip. What I do is I set a goal (a.k.a get _________ done and then I can take a break.) It is usually something short like read a chapter of the book you’re supposed to read (which is hard for me because I also have a form of dyslexia) and then take a 5 minute break. Check your phone, work on somehthing else for 5 minutes. Then if while I am doing the ‘work’ part and I feel myself get distracted by my phone, or the internet or a shoe I get down and do a couple push ups and get back to work. (I have kept track and this month (May) I have done 615 push ups…) Now, I don’t know how strong you are or how athletic you are so it can be anything. Take a lap around the room, do a few jumping jacks, just something active and quick and then just go back to your work and repeat.
|May 29, 2015 at 08:58|
Hey girlie!! Welcome back! 😀 I don’t have ADHD, so I don’t feel I can offer you advice there. It sounds like you’re making really good decisions though, as far as focusing on your health, learning to manage time better and seeing a therapist.
Actually, there is something you can consider though. I struggled with anxiety and depression for awhile, and I always thought it was completely psychological/ spiritual. And it was, to some extent. However, last summer I went on a nutrition challenge, and ended up cutting out several foods I ate regularly and instead focused on eating veggies, meat, fruit and a few other things. When I ended the challenge, I added back it my regular foods and found sugar was a huge cause of my anxiety. My heart would race, I would feel all hyper and tingly and nervous…it literally mimicked every symptom of anxiety! It also prevented me from sleeping well, which in turn made my depression worse.
Nutrition makes an enormous difference in our feelings and brain. I looked up other reviews for the challenge I went on, and people mentioned it made a difference in disorders they suffered as well. If you want more info on it, let me know 🙂
Good luck girl, happy to have you back!
|May 29, 2015 at 11:32|
And thank you guys for the responses. i never knew about these problems until I got to high school and learning to manage them while I’m in college and the adult of the house is excruciatingly difficult.
I actually love exercising and working out. I’m hoping to take either a dance class in my time off from school or swimming or skating. I just need to figure out if I can afford it.
As for eating, yeah, I have not been eating well at all. I even have missed whole days of eating because of thsi depressive dissociation I’ve been going through. Prayers would also be greatly appreciated.
Would you guys say that maybe separate binders where I can organize stuff like meal plans and contact and financial info would be a good thing to work on?
|May 30, 2015 at 17:19|
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