#adhd Tumblr posts

  • something that’s not very talked about when it comes to having ADHD: overstimulation. this could be any of the five senses and some can be overwhelmed in any of combination. for example, the other night while i was trying to sleep, i got overstimulated to the point of panic because of my AC unit. the sheer noise of the AC combined with my box fan and a loud car driving past = panic response until the stimuli has ceased. it was so much that it caused me literal, physical mental anguish.

    i feel like we don’t talk about it much, at least for me, because of the way we act during these situations. we’re afraid that we might seem very childish or annoying. i’m here to say that this is very normal and very valid. it’s an absolutely understandable reaction and a very reasonable one, as well.

    i encourage others to speak up about this! i would love to hear your experiences and how you’re overstimulated. for me, my biggest trigger would be noise. 😊

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  • Not so much a thought about how to write a stressed character, but I guess I could do that some time too.  This is more me thinking about my personal life the last month or two.  

    There is a fine line for me somewhere in overwork where I become extremely productive.  When I am content I produce little of skill or value and I find it hard to make my mind focus on a single task.  

    However the same thing happens when I work too much.  I’m miserable and utterly unproductive.  I have never had a job that produced in me a consistently productive level of misery.  

    I honestly regret that because one of my worst habits as a writer is that when I conceive of a story I usually have a number of scenes and aspects in my mind from the get go and only when I’m producing those scenes and aspects is my work quick.  Everything flows and I’ll spend hours putting word to page regardless of fatigue or contentment.  

    The connective tissue is created only very slowly.  And for that I’m sorry for my readers.  


    On a related note, “review whoring”.  I recently saw something someone wrote where they said a few things that were very interesting to me.  First, was a kind of garden variety “I wish I could write, but I don’t have that talent”.  This is, on its face, laughable.  Especially to me.  in my youth I was so absolutely adamant in my refusals to write that even producing a one page essay was a work of multiple hours even if the paper was off the cusp.  Simply due to the unfamiliarity and distaste for the action. 

    Let me say this, if you can recognize good and bad writing, you can write yourself.  You merely have to begin.  It took me about 100000 words of fiction before I’ve produced anything I’m the least bit proud of.  But all of that was a labor of force.  and along the whole way I was reading.  If you read, you can write.  The difficulty is in the starting.  But back to that provocative thing I noted.  

    It is Deathly difficult to maintain the will to write the parts you are not specifically looking forward to in my opinion if you’re doing it solely for yourself.  Writing is not a purely personal act.  Since time immemorial storytelling is a group effort.  You write for your audience.  the internet has done a lot of good for putting you in a place to actually find eyes for your story, but the utter lack of feedback can be demoralizing.

    I will speak of fanfiction.net because that’s where I post my work.  I can see that someone has Favorited my story, I can see that someone has placed an alert on my story, I can tell that people are reading it, how many times the story was accessed and how many people accessed it and where they were from.  But I can’t see their faces. I can’t hear their complaints, see their gripes, or share their wonder at the twists I have placed before them.  It is a soulless interaction.  Reviews change that.  It’s like suddenly the nameless numbers have a person behind them and I can for a moment see my story through someone else’s eyes.  I understand the people who hold their story hostage for reviews, I don’t like it, or condone it, but I understand it. 


    Please, if you like a story, don’t just hit favorite, or 5 stars or something like that,  Take a moment, even if you’re on your phone and drop a review, even just a sentence means the world.  

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  • Me: Alright. Time to get my work done.


    Brain: Nope.


    Me: What this time?


    Brain: That task does not provide enough dopamine.


    Me: But it has to be done and finishing it will give lots of good dopamine!


    Brain: Nope.


    Brain: How about staring off into space in a fictional scenario that you get very little choice over?


    Me: That doesn’t sound like fun-


    Brain: -AND HERE WE GO!

    #adhd things#adhd#adhd problems #i hate my brain somedays
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  • That autistic/adhd mood when you find that one special interest you can enjoy forever, even when you’re low on spoons

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    #am i talking about markiplier? #am i talking about unus annus? #probably#actuallyautistic#autistic#autism #autism safe blog #adhd#adhd mood#hyperfixation#special interest
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  • #snoweyanswers#anon emojiless#adhd #attention deficit hyperactivity disorder #autism#rsd #rejection sensitive dysphoria
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  • The autistic/adhd mood where you only like, maybe, two things and exhast them and your special interests so much that you have nothing to do and everything makes you unhappy

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  • Hey! I don’t wanna be a downer, but does anyone have any advice on what they do when their depression gets extremely bad? It hasn’t been like this in a long time and I’ve forgetten any type of coping mechanism I used to have.

    Also cute pet pictures or anything that lifts your spirit that you’d like to share would be wonderful to see :)

    If you are willing, prayers would also be great.

    #depression #asking for myself #asking for help #prayers#actually adhd#adhd#mdd#actually mdd #major depressive disorder #depression help#help wanted #mental health ask #mental health#mentally tired#mental help#mental disorder#tw health #send cute pets #im gonna be okay #pls dont worry over me #i pinky promise im safe and okay
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  • I see myself as a person with ADHD as something of a crow. Especially when I’m not masking all of my neurodivergent tendencies, I get even more “crow-like.” I get mesmerized by shiny things, I make a lot of loud noises, talk/“squawk” a lot, I repeat a lot of funny phrases that have been floating around my head, I flap, and I’m a general weirdo. In the best way possible.

    That aside, I want to say a couple things. First, thank you to all of my friends who don’t see me being me as obnoxious or rude. I have lost many friends because of this. Losing these people like me to start repressing who I really was, making it nearly impossible to get really close to somebody, because I’d have to peel away that facade to be able to spend time with them.

    Third and final point, my ADHD-isms are a lot more “"mainstream”“ so to speak. I know there’s a lot of neurodivergent people with ”“weirder*”“ tics and stims, and i want to let any of them who read this know that I’m here for you 😁 if you ever need another oddball chat with or even befriend, I’m your guy 😊

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  • okay but i just had a very funny interaction at my psychiatrist’s

    mom: I don’t really believe she has adhd, she says she has trouble focusing in school yet just the other day she spent eight hours sewing a victorian skirt nonstop

    Psychiatrist: that’s literally a symptom of adhd

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  • i feel like such a useless baby like you literally have to push me for me to actually do that one thing or i’ll literally never do it and put it off until the day i die and for the longest time i thought that was normal but turns out it’s not my brain is just fucked up

    #adhd#adhd problems #its like i was wired to just not do it #why i dont know but my body wont let me #i just wont do it #it do be making me so fucking depressed #i wish i did not function this way
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  • Working Towards a New Normal Day 23:

    Y'all I’m exhausted, today was super busy at work, and it rained for a bit. But we made it! I’m done for the week. It’s literally 8:22pm rn where i am and I’m going to sleep for the night after I make this post. Bea got some good cuddles with my roomie while I was at work, and I think she was happier when I got home for it. I know this is another short one, but I’m so tired y'all. Extra puppy pics to make up for it.

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    Source The ADHD Facebook page

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  • ADHD culture is me panicking about a weird smell in the house and thinking we have a plumbing problem and then remembering the draino I poured in the sink 45 minutes ago that I was supposed to rinse out half an hour ago.

    This is why I have 27 alarms on my phone.

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  • I have one constant continuous mood & it’s space cadet.

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  • Seeing a character with ADHD traits (regardless of whether they canonically have the disorder or not) constantly having the fandom saying stuff about them like “haha I love that dumb obnoxious idiot hopeless baby they’re such a ditzy mess lmaooooo” really hurts-

    I know they mean no harm by it and traits like forgetfulness, distractability, being “spacey” etc etc can be endearing, but them being spoken about like that just, :(

    That’s probably just me projecting myself onto characters too much but hnngggg

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  • My mind is a hyperenergetic dog and I barely have a hold on the leash

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