This is the podcast version of one of my most popular posts.
I talk to a lot of women with ADHD. Some of then work at home, some of them work in the home. No matter what form of, "work" my community members do, they are always working extremely hard. In some respects harder than their neurotypical counterparts.
Listen as I break down the four most common complaints I hear from ADHD women at home:
Organizational difficulties. Either we don't know how to start or we get hyperfocused and burn ourselves out before the job is done.
Working memory issues. It's hard to get anything done when you cannot remember what you were thinking thirty seconds ago. When your thoughts, ideas, and inspiration are constantly in flux it leads to overwhelm. (And low motivation)
Avoidance. Umm we don't like to do boring things. Cleaning, homemaking, and organizing is boring.
Multitasking/lack of awareness. In an attempt to overcompensate, many of us start multitasking. In doing so we miss critical information and interactions with the people in our homes. And we also do annoying things like leaving every cabinet door in the kitchen hanging open.
The bottom line: Stop comparing yourself to other people. Accept what is. Sometimes good enough is good enough.
And don't forget to laugh.