Hi! ADHD is just a contributing factor to the big things that I work through each day that can really impact what I am actually able to get done.
Basically, I had a few very… chaotic weeks. Then the week with no medication… & I knew I was losing my daily routine but couldn’t get back to it & actually sort of wound up micromanaging myself. So instead of putting pick up the kitchen… it was each thing I did to pick up the kitchen or whatever room. I also started taking on too much. Whether it was things I want to do, to help people, regular things & throwing appointments in the mix. I was running out of time each day. I also had a few off days that were setbacks for me due to the situations or circumstances.
So now I have a mini schedule that is actually much more manageable. I’ll admit, I needed help to work it out.
It basically took the main things I want to do each day but makes them more manageable to look at & organize getting them done.
So like say your goals are actually laundry, the kitchen & living room & taking out the trash. Sort of plan self care in there some way too & things that you enjoy.
So my mini schedule would look something like… put in a load of laundry. Clean kitchen, living room, take out trash. Switch laundry to dryer. Take a shower, meditation, journaling.
The one I’m using now is actually written out on a piece of paper. There aren’t specific times to do them but there are average times for how long it would take to do them.
You can use reminders or alerts. I use the Finch Care app. So I actually redid the app without the micromanaged goals yesterday. Now it has like time frames for when I get things done or sends me alerts to remind me of my big goals for the day.
I know that before 7:45 AM I can do my card draws, light my candles, select crystals for the day, the forum a little bit… as I can get to them. If I don’t get to them all, there will be time after my house things to get them done.
So I’ll get an alert around 7:45 AM… put in laundry, then clean kitchen, living room, take out trash, then at (for sake of this discussion) 9 AM an alert to switch laundry to the dryer then take a shower & self care, checkbook, pick up bathroom, mail, meditation, journaling. They don’t have to be done in that order & its more of what I can get to depending on appointments or errands & average times it takes to do them.
The rest of the time I have I can add in things like… spend time outside, go for a walk, clean the yard… all as like 1 goal. Not that I have to do all 3, but more of a choose 1 to do type of thing.
Right now its actually a mini schedule without that many things written down. I do much better with baby steps. They are written in a way that while the dishwasher is running… you can get these things done or this thing. Or while the laundry is washing, you can get these things done or this thing. Then switch laundry to the dryer & you have time to do these things or this thing.
So start with the important things that you want or need to get done. Beside it write about how long that is going to take you. Then look at it & organize them so some things are getting done but its while this other thing is doing its thing.
Or set it up with your errands or times of appointments & look at them. Realistically look at it as what you can actually get done in that amount of time before you have to leave the house, without putting so much in or using times that are the if I do it quick times. You have to look at it realistically & leave enough time for you to do the things you enjoy, self care, craft related, a break… whatever it is.
I do lot of work with candles & crystals daily & before my daughter leaves the house. So usually I have to literally carve out a section of time for a ritual or spell, or think about, realistically to get the best benefit, how long will it actually take me & add buffer time so you know your full attention is on that thing you have to do or want to do. If I don’t carve the time… I’m always that person that is like… Oh I can do this & still get all this done. Or just one more thing… but it turns into 5 more things or worse… I freeze & get overwhelmed & have no idea where to start… which is where I was & now I’m figuring it out with baby steps.
I think I may have overexplained trying to make it easier to understand So please, if you need me to clarify anything, just ask