Do you ever feel overwhelmed?

I know I do.

It’s pretty common for people with ADHD to feel that way.

We have difficulty prioritizing; to us, everything seems equally important.

Often we choose to do something not because it is important to get done right away, but because we’re afraid that if we don’t do it now, we’ll forget.

And when you become a grown up and have other people who depend on you, life can get super overwhelming. And stressful.


To be honest, that situation up there in that picture is not so overwhelming to me. I guess cause I’ve seen a lot worse. 😉

In the nine months that I cared for my dad, my house suffered. We moved him and his stuff from his room upstairs to the family room. I had a clothesline across my family room for almost a year.

Everything got messed up. There just wasn’t any time to stop and organize a closet or a cupboard.

And though it’s been two months, things aren’t much improved.

Yes. I’m overwhelmed. Where do I begin?

And with the holidays approaching and family coming from out of town, I’ve got a truckload of stress and overwhelm hanging over me.

So how do we get out from being overwhelmed?

There are all kinds of ways. You just have to choose what works for you. And sometimes more than one method will work; you never know.

Here are some random suggestions:

Tell me. What is your most overwhelming area in your life?


2 Responses

  1. Thanks Kris 🙂

    My husband, who also has ADHD is currently cleaning out his side of the closet is solving his problem by giving all of the things he no longer wants to me! Ummm…thanks?

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