ADHD in Women
Grateful to find this site. SO MANY helpful women! I’m experiencing some of my worst symptoms of ADD for a few months now. I’m focusing on a hobby in this post, but it represents every creative outlet I try in my life.
I’m hoping to hear from anyone who has crawled through their own wormhole.
Holidays are coming and my stress level goes up while productivity bottoms out. Yet, I don’t have any responsibilities besides knitting for my kids, nephews. I’ve been promising them socks, hats, scarves, for Christmas years. Sadly, it’s a running joke.
Overall problem: I love knitting every night for hours. Yet I rarely produce anything. I’m never satisfied, or I change my mind, get bored, make mistakes….let’s just say I rip out almost as much as I knit. The few small things I produce are well received by my 20-something kids, but they don’t EXPECT ANYTHING from me. I try SO hard and spend sooo much time trying to finish.
I’ve turned the basement into a war zone of tangled yarn (yes. I have closets full of it) my bedroom is the same with needles, supplies all tangled in as well. When I can’t find anything I’ll spend a whole weekend perfectly organizing it all. 4 days later….the mess returns.
Beating myself up worse than usual and I’m not functioning in other areas of my life now. I am absolutely trapped in a web of my own making.
Sorry for the long whine. I’m at my wits end and need a way to re-think this. All my old techniques aren’t working.
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