#ADHD can make maintaining the house very challenging



I’m feeling pretty good this afternoon and even a little motivated. I got my walking in and met my goal for the month. Now I want to spend some time today on the house. We have to get caught up.

I live in a house with 4 people who have ADHD. People with ADHD tend to be a bit less organized, are pretty impulsive and struggle with paying attention. That can make keeping up with the house, difficult on a good day.

As the odd person out (the only one without ADHD in my house), I find this frustrating because I’m a very organized person and while I struggle with chaos, others seem to thrive in it. ☺



My goal is to find a way to work within everyone’s limitations and still make progress.

I figure the best way to overcome at least some of these obstacles and sorta maintain the house is by playing to everyone’s strengths. I also think we should take a room by room approach to cleaning. That will help to keep people from getting overwhelmed and they’re more likely to maintain their focus over a shorter period of time, than a longer one.

Today, we’re going to focus on the living room because it’s where we spend the most time and it’s the first thing people see when they walk into our house. It sorta sets the tone, at least in my opinion.



We’re going to tackle this while Lizze is sleeping because the smell of the cleaning supplies hurts her head. She’s extremely sensitive to smells, as are many people who struggle with migraines or have sensory processing disorder, of which she has both. 😔

Anyway, I figured the boys can each to a job that captures their attention the most because they will be more likely to remain focused on it if it’s something they’re interested in.

I’m not sure how this is going to go. I will likely become frustrated but I’m going to push forward and do whatever we can do because progress is progress.

Take a second and answer the poll

Does being an Autism Parent impact your relationships with family and friends?

Facebook Profile photo

About Rob Gorski

Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

Leave a Reply (Login to the site or comment as a guest)

Please Login to comment
avatar

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of