Nothing says ADHD than a complete meltdown because of the general routine change of a Monday morning. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think anyone is a big fan but I don’t think anybody loses their crap like us ADHDers. We all try to cope with it in different ways too, for some of us it may be having a duvet day and pretending it doesn’t exist, others it might mean that they plan to be extra angry on that day, but for me I cope by trying to get every single weekly goal done and it doesn’t work out too well either.
The thing with us ADHDers is we are fickle creatures. We don’t like to be told what to do but sometimes we need to be told what to do. We like to be spontaneous and live in the moment, but we benefit from a consistent routine. Just because our brains are wired to work differently, doesn’t mean we always like it. Obviously sometimes like when you’ve got kids, or you ill (me last week) then routine goes completely out the window but then if you are anything like me you get incredibly frustrated that you can’t do anything or be productive.
Weekends are at a completely different pace to weekdays and that’s even more true if you’ve got school age kids. At the weekend your time is your own, you can have the occasional lie in (if the kids let you) and there is not a big rush to get somewhere (unless you’ve got tickets to an event but presumably you chose it). Whereas, Monday rolls around and before your brain has had a chance to wrap itself around this change of pace, you’re just expect to get on with it.
Don’t ask me what the solution is as I can’t tell you how many meltdowns I’ve had on a Monday morning because I can’t find something, the kids won’t get ready or just because I haven’t had my coffee yet. I particularly struggle with Monday mornings later on in the year when it’s dark when you wake up, dark when you go to sleep and sometimes grim throughout the day (Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms as well).. Like my brain has no idea what time it is and it’s expected to just function at normal level.
If any of you have found a way to combat the dreaded Monday morning that doesn’t involve murder or coffee I’m all ears or should that be eyes cause sound out in the comments below. In the meantime, stay strong on those Monday mornings because well at least it’s only one day of the week.