I love Madelyn’s site. She is a coach and pioneer on the subject of ADD/ADHD. She knows what it’s like to struggle with trying to fit our symptoms into this world so we can be somewhat successful:) She is always a positive beacon in a sometimes dark world.
When I read this title, then the article, I kept thinking “habits are supposed to be easy. Something we do without thought.”
You’d think, at my age, I’d have a whole slew of habits, some good and some bad.
BUT, I do not. Even the things I do on a daily basis, right down to the most mundane self-care stuff, are thought about consciously.
Showering requires me to remember the sequence in which I wash myself i.e. hair…wash and condition then rinse, wash neck, arms, torso, etc. etc. IF I deviate from the order I forget to wash something…always. It is such a chore and I tire of it:)
It is the same for cleaning my teeth, brushing my hair, dressing for the day and so on and so on and so on.
I even have to think about walking, which is supposed to be automatic, isn’t it?
Everything I do requires a certain degree of awareness. If not constantly aware of what I am doing it will not get done. Yes, even walking. I am often distracted to a standstill, finding myself wondering “what the heck was I doing?”.
My husband still marvels that I surprise him after 30+ years of marriage.
Joke’s on him, I still surprise myself after 58 years!
Certainly keeps things interesting, right?