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youresohumerusParticipantNovember 15, 2017 at 7:23 amPost count: 6
My diet used to be pretty piss poor but I’m gradually improving it. I can never find the time to make a substantial breakfast, or even when I can my belly doesn’t like having food in it when I’ve just woken up and often leads to me feeling sick. So I learned to skip it altogether and binge later on.
Breakfast isn’t more important than the other meals but it’s still a skipped meal.
These days, especially if I need to get up early for work and I know my night-owl brain will struggle, I’ll grab a liquid breakfast drink and a protein bar. Far better than nothing and its small enough to not make me feel sick and get me to beyond lunch time.
Australia, in particular, has Up N’ Go breakfast drinks; I always buy the reduced sugar ones. The bars vary from brand to brand depending on their nutrition percentages and whats on special but lately I’ve quite liked the ‘bear naked’ bars.
Making a big meal in a slow cooker and dividing it into containers to freeze and then reheat is also a god sendREPORT ABUSENovember 15, 2017 at 7:19 am in reply to: If it isn't written down, it doesn't exist — my phone calendar is essential #128464
youresohumerusParticipantNovember 15, 2017 at 7:19 amPost count: 6
I keep both a bullet journal and a phone calendar.
They tend to stay mostly synced together but they do serve different functions.
My bullet journal tends to be smaller to-dos or long-term goals as well as helping me to record and keep an eye on my emotions or record events that may lead to a crash later on so I can be better prepared. Having a habit tracker works wonders when there’s no such thing as divided days according to your brain and everything blends into one hazy recollection of the past. I know there’s research out there that says writing something down rather than typing it makes you more likely to remember it but I don’t know how applicable that research is when your handwriting goes a million miles an hour to keep pace with your brain.
My phone calendar is for quickly getting appointments or reminders down while I’m away from my journal and also for giving me a tangible reminder an x amount of hours or days before an event.
I’ve only used my bullet journal for about 2 months now but I’ve found that the combination of the two works best for me 🙂REPORT ABUSE
youresohumerusParticipantNovember 15, 2017 at 7:03 amPost count: 6
Hrm. Tough one.
Work knows I struggle with this and were there every step of the way for my ADHD diagnosis but it still annoys people, I can tell even if they don’t say anything. Writing it down is always good, as you can then go on to doodle on the paper and still know what it is you were going to say later.
My coworkers at this point know if I’m hugging myself with my arms/have my hand pushing my chin I’m struggling and will then give me an opening to say something. It’s also a physical reminder. Digging your nails/biting tongue or lips is less healthy but it’s also a good physical grounder.
If they don’t know you have ADHD or refuse to accommodate for it things are difficult but as an example, I use my phone during conversations or meetings. Most workplaces see that as extremely rude, and I obviously can’t do that when dealing with customers as a salesperson. But my coworkers -know- that not only I’m I still listening, I’m listening far better. To reiterate this point I’ll usually speak their points reworded in my own way back to them so they know I’m not just listening to their words but actively processing the concepts they’re communicating. If I’m being forced to sit still or aren’t having a particularly good day I won’t do this and they know they’ll probably need to repeat themselves a few times lol
- This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by youresohumerus. Reason: my typing is clumsy and my brain jumps all over the place so often ill type one word when i meant another or skip it altogether. hello, adhd!
youresohumerusParticipantNovember 15, 2017 at 6:52 amPost count: 6
If you’re in Australia every GP should have a little booklet full of psychiatrists and what they specialise in.
If you’re in the US and comfortable with it, try posting your state. Someone else here in the same state might have a recommendation.
Regardless of where you are, get the WHO self-screening assessment to fill out and take to whoever you end up seeing. Maybe see if you can’t get someone who knows you well to verify that they see these symptoms in you as well with some comments. After all, as Rick says, we tend to be a little crappy at self-assessment and having the 3rd person helps to squash any thoughts the doc may have about cyberchondria.
The idea that all your struggles so far haven’t been your fault is somewhat daunting, but the idea of going through the rest of your life untreated is terrifying. Please do keep us updated, we’ve all been there and still are to some extent.REPORT ABUSE
youresohumerusParticipantNovember 15, 2017 at 6:49 amPost count: 6
I too would be super interested to see your work! Ever considered uploading a youtube video? There’s plenty calligraphy videos out there sure but I always like hearing a fresh perspective from someone with ADHD who may have struggles or tips that neurotypicals don’t even think about 🙂REPORT ABUSE