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little-bubble-box · 2 days ago
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before coming across adhd i never knew 'not being able to understand your emotions' is a adhd thing..now that i know..it suddenly hit me so hard recently..after this one thing...i still dont really understand why as if so many emotions have come together and is a fucking mess...ik and idk at the same time idek actually what tf-
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persimmonpollywog · a year ago
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for some, ADHD has its perks. but for others, it can be an overwhelming and destructive force. its hard having to “clean up” and organize your life when theres a constant pushback from your own brain!
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intergalaactic · 7 months ago
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the fact neurotypicals can’t hear the electronics hum doesn’t sit right with me. they’re such strange creatures. what do you mean you can’t hear the computer going babdbbsjsbsbhmmmmmm? it’s very much there! in fact, at times it’s too loud and i cry over it! you have to be able to hear it!
edit: i phrased this wrong!! this is my bad!! NTs can hear it, however they tend to filter it out, and so they don’t notice it, and it doesn’t bother them!!
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anexperimentallife · a year ago
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This explains so much!
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Writing Characters with ADHD
we stutter a lot but it's not like “I-I c-c-can't” it's more like “and then I was like, there and then- and then I came and like... and like... you know, then it was like...”
losing stuff all the time. i cannot emphasize this enough. one minute it's there and the other one it's not
if it's not in sight, it doesn't exist. you want your pen? put it somewhere you can't see it immediately? say goodbye
we get distracted a lot (please don't write the squirrel or oh shiny joke, it's not funny and it can be offensive), like if someone's not on their meds and they're talking to someone, if anything small happens it will draw their attention (eg. a dog walking on the street, a sound, a sudden change in environment, someone entering the room etc.). this can happen repeatedly in a span of minutes
if your characters don't use meds (or didn't take them) or they're hyperfixated on something there's 90% chance they'll ‘forget’ to eat, drink, sleep, or pee. I'm saying ‘forget’ because we're not actually forgetting, it's just our brain is too occupied to care (and is a little bitch about it later)
we forget stuff all the time. write it down you say? forgot where I've written it. set a reminder you say? forgets to set it
d a y d r e a m i n g
seriously now, i have *checks journal* 7 fictional worlds for now (it's not a mind palace but it's like an escape place if you get it) and like when i doze off in the middle of a sentence I'm most likely entering one of them
you can go apeshit with this ↑ in writing, you can use it for different things just keep in mind: i am a maladaptive daydreamer, not everyone has this, this is not lucid dreaming, etc
yes you can write stimming, no it is not embarrassing at all (and i will fight you if you say it is)
there are different types of stimming: eg. flappy hands when happy or excited
f i d g e t i n g
if I'm not bouncing my leg, I'm spinning my cube, if I'm not spinning my cube I'm probably zipping and unzipping my zipper, If I'm not doing that I'm probably spinning my pen in my fingers, and if I'm not I'm probably tapping my fingers on the table
absolutely zero time perception. this can be used interestingly too. like for me, in a span of minutes, three hours can pass. i look at my watch – it's 10am, I look five minutes later, nope – 7pm
this is a weird one but we notice a lot of details — however — only if they're interesting enough to catch our attention
can't sleep. brain full.
can't sleep. brain won't shut the fuck up.
can't sleep. leg bouncy, scratchy, itchy, hands twitching, bzzzbzzzbzzzbzzz
coffee makes us asleep, not more awake
we feel things 100x stronger, and I'm not talking like *ohhh ohoho we feel love stronger!!* like no. we feel guilt, shame, pain, fatigue, anger more stronger.
in my experience, we cry easily. i don't really like to admit it but yeah, something small can make me cry easily
h y p e r s e n s i t i v i t y
i mentioned earlier, and I'm sure some people do this too, i wear headphones 99% percent of the time. if i can't wear headphones i wear soundproof earphones. we're more sensitive to: light, sound, texture, smell, taste
I'm the most sensitive to sounds, especially loud sounds, people talking, dogs barking, bugs buzzing (this one the most)
brain has two mods: *empty* and bapbapbapabapbapbapbap
no we're not having a meltdown 24/7
same goes for autistic pals *sending love to them*
sorry what did you say? sorry what did you say? sorry can you repeat? sorry can you-
auditory processing problems – either auditory sensory overload or *can't hear*
hyperfixations are not *i really like this thing!*
they're: *oh god i worked on this for 17 hours when did i eat again?*
we either show emotions all the time or don't show them at all, this depends on person themselves
problems with understanding jokes
↑ at the same time having the best and weirdest sense of humor between ourselves
i can't talk much about the hyperactive type (and it'll be wonderful if someone would) mainly because I'm more inattentive type but overall it's like a ball of energy inside of you wanting to get out immediately
the most important:
mentally ill and neurodivergent people can and will love you with their whole heart.
this will probably be updated
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little-bubble-box · 23 hours ago
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never thought studying with a 28 year old man speaking and telling children stories in a language i dont understand in the bg will help me focus and actually study
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thatadhdfeeling · 5 months ago
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You know what's fucked up?
We're forced to learn a second language in school. French, Spanish, whatever.
But in most schools...
Learning your country's native sign language is not mandatory.
This is not okay!
D/deaf people aren't only ones who would benefit from this. Hard-of-hearing or Hearing Impaired people, CODA or those in the Deaf community who's first language is signed, those with Auditory Processing Disorders, those with verbal disabilities, and many many others NEED this to be more widely taught.
We can't force them to speak our language, but we are privileged enough that we can learn theirs. And rejecting this is an insult. It's ableist.
Auditory and verbal disorders also sometimes are comorbid with other disorders and disabilities such as Autism and ADHD.
But if you want a more selfish excuse to learn, consider this:
You can communicate in loud environments
You can communicate in places you're expected to remain quiet
You can communicate under water
You can communicate across a room without having to yell
You broaden your friendship circle by being more inclusive
It's hecking fun to learn!
More job opportunities are available to you
Sign language needs to be taught in schools. Period.
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thatacegirl · a month ago
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Do The Task™ ADHD edition:
1. write down the tasks you have to do
2. separate each task into smaller tasks (ex. Clean room- pick up clothes, fold clothes, put clothes away. Pick up shoes, put shoes away. Get trash bin, put trash in trash bin, put trash bin back.”
3. lie to yourself with the “might as well method” tell yourself you only have to do the very first task like “pick up clothes”, now you’re already in a position to fold (or just put away) the clothes, so “might as well do *insert next step to task here*”
4. Continue using the “might as well method” until all tasks are complete
5. Give yourself a reward (candy, watch a show, play a game)
6. Drink water you dehydrated neurodivergent :)
7. seriously, drink water, you’re gonna die
p.s.
i also use small timers on my phone to help with the process going faster, like a game. Ex: “how many shirts can i fold before this timer ends?” or “if i don’t put all my shoes away before this timer ends, i’m gonna die”
this also works with songs :)
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xbladekitkat85 · 10 months ago
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Parents of children with ADHD/ADD any kind of neurodivergence, your kids are very likely to forget things very fast and would prefer gentle reminders instead of constant scolding/yelling. Please don't tell your child to stop making excuses, and mockingly saying, "oHHH, I fOrGoT." because most of the time we have truly forgotten that you asked us to do something. Don't invalidate your children, please.
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i-never-shut-up-ever · 2 months ago
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people with adhd be like:
well there’s 24 hours in a day, but i have to sleep for like 6-7 of them so then that’s like 17-18 hours. but i have to go to school for 7-8 hours so then that’s just like 9-10 hours. but at home i have to do homework which takes me forever so that’s like 4 hours so now i only have like 5-6 hours. and then if you count time to eat, bathe, use the bathroom, and talk to family that’s like only 2 hours. and during that 2 hours i’ll be so stressed about how i only have 2 hours that i won’t even enjoy my free time, so i’m not going to sleep tonig-
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