does this sound familiar to anyone? Feb 2, 2016 22:38:09 GMT
Post by on Feb 2, 2016 22:38:09 GMT
Hi there, I have never written on a forum before so please bear with me! The reason I'm starting a thread is because im starting to wonder if I have ADD. The reason I've put this thread in the parenting is because I think that my 'symptoms' have worsened since having children. I was always called a 'hyperactive child' with a poor attention span but I don't think anyone in my family thought any more of it. However, since becoming a mother myself and having my children I've begun to notice so many symptoms. I struggle to pay attention and have to say to myself repeatedly 'listen to what they are saying' or similar to remind myself to focus. I get easily distracted and overwhelmed and have to move to a situation with less distractions if I have any chance of taking on board what someone is saying. As a result, I have an awful memory. I have difficulty in prioritising things which is becoming really irritating for me as I can get hyperfocused on something else. When I am hyperfocused, almost nothing will distract me. I live my life with to do lists but sometimes forget to look at them and feel like I spend my life playing catch up and living in a world of disorganisation. I often get a little bit panicky or twitchy because I realise, yet again, that I forgot to pay a bill despite numerous lists around the house. i can't help but think that having kids has emphasised these symptoms. I guess because I have a lot more to juggle and a lot less time on my own to think. I have two kids under the age of four and work four days a week and everything's fine but I can't help but thinking I would feel a bit less stressed if I could manage the way I am more effectively. As it is, my son is constantly saying things like 'mummy I asked for a glass of water' because I've since got distracted by something else and I feel like I run around the house trying to keep on top of things because I'm trying to stay in control. So when it comes to work (and I work from home) I see it as a time to get as much sorted as possible but am constantly chasing my tail. I don't really know what I'm asking as such here, I guess I want to know if any of it sounds similar to anyone, or if you think I'm barking up with wrong tree with the ADD Label. Also if anyone has any tips to improve memory and organisation, or books they found useful that would be great! Thank you in advance!