Note: I feel like I talk about myself too much in this blog, but at the same time, I relay my experiences and hopefully how I solved them so that you can relate and solve your own problems. Do I talk too much about me? Please let me know in the comments.
Do you remember this children’s book by Judith Viorst?
Yesterday I had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
I didn’t wake up with gum in my hair or trip on the skateboard, but still, it was bad.
In the book, Alexander’s mom says some days are like that, and she’s right.
Maybe those of us with ADHD have more than our share of bad days; maybe we sort of make some of them ourselves without meaning to do so.
Whatever the reason, sometimes you have a bad day and there’s really not much you can do about it. My bad day, for instance, was caused by other people’s attitudes. People I live with, so it’s not like I can cut them out of my life or anything.
It was seriously stressing me out so I decided that it was OK now and then to just waste time. Aim for zero productivity all day. Hide out if necessary.
So I did.
When my kids were younger, we used to call those kinds of days mental health days. Sometimes it was better to stay home from school and waste time than try and face the day.
And I don’t think that’s necessarily an ADHD thing. Everyone has bad days now and then. Just ask Alexander’s mom.
So yesterday I pretty much gave up on doing anything worthwhile. If you got my newsletter, thats cause I wrote it and scheduled it the day before.
Sometimes we need some time to ourselves to just be. And that’s OK as long as it’s once in a while.
So the next time you feel like Alexander and are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, feel free to take a mental health break.
I’ll even write your excuse note for you. 😉