Anyone with ADHD knows that “the struggle” is always a continuing one, I mean ADHD isn’t curable, and most of us don’t seem to grow out of it. Life will always have its challenges.
But I noticed something new and strange – I’m not even sure when it happened. Must’ve snuck up on me gradually.
Keeping up with housecleaning used to seem so hard. In order to get it done, I had to start very concertedly squaring off a couple of hours every weekday morning, in order to keep things livable. This morning I realized that I hadn’t even been doing that…but the cleaning is getting done anyway. I think that a few factors have played into this seemingly gradual revolution in my home:
1) By initially sectioning off that time, I raised the bar in terms of how clean I expected things to be on a regular basis.
2) I started very concertedly asking the kids to clean up after themselves.
3) I let my husband know that I was finding it overwhelming to take all of this on, and needed more help (he always helps but if his schedule gets busy, I sometimes pick up the slack).
4) My meds. I seem to be taking a really effective combo right now. Nortriptyline, Abilify, Vyvanse. So helpful and so appreciated. Small, but effective doses.
It just feels easier to keep up with these days, and I spend so much less time worrying about it.