I went to bed late and woke up late this morning and i am trying not to feel like a failure so early on in my experiment. I am trying to keep my head up, and tell myself i can do this thing. I am trying so hard to stay positive because i know how detrimental negativity can be on the minds of ADHDers.
Negative thinking can complete consume us and take over if we are not super careful of how to talk to and treat ourselves. So we need to be careful to always stay positive no matter what, because once we let the negative thinking in, it will put up one hell of a fight to stay there. This is why, post after post, i am reiterating – i think i can, i think i can – because i need to hear it – ALL THE TIME – to believe it.
When you want to tell yourself that you suck, or that you can’t do the thing, or that it’s too hard for you, or that it’s impossible for people with ADD/ADHD to accomplish, just remember that this thinking is toxic, and it will suck you in. Try instead, to give yourself a break, tell yourself that it’s okay to be imperfect, and it’s okay to make mistakes and fall off the wagon, but that it is NOT okay to give up, EVER.
It is never okay to give up, that is never acceptable; it is acceptable however, to let yourself breath, and take your time.
On another note, I need to keep pushing myself to get this sleeping routine down. I have a little over a month to learn this habit and move on to the next, to create a better life for myself and my family – hopefully, these changes will help, we will see though.
It’s about dinner time in my part of the world right now, so maybe i should make a plan of action to try to get to bed on time tonight. I think a relaxing bath is in order, and some tea, and reading. By the way, i keep saying that will be my bedtime routine to get me to relax and get sleepy, but i have yet to follow through with it. Until tonight, I will do the thing tonight.
Relaxing bath+selfcare+tea+a good book+warm in bed=sleepy time (hopefully)
Thank you all for reading, and feel free to comment with any questions you may have.