The one piece of advice that I would give my 20-year-old self is to learn to love your space despite your circumstances. As I mentioned in my recent podcast on May 7 of 2023 that I didn’t love my space.
It didn’t help ADHD/ADD was affecting my organizational skills. People made judgments saying I was lazy, and I didn’t care. Dealing with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) flared up that almost crippled me. So, I had a lot of resentment towards my space because I thought there was a major flaw with me.
The never-ending cycle of purging items, which I thought was cleaning. Then in a few weeks, the cluttered would return, adding to my resentment.
I didn’t understand was how the RA was impacting my life during a flare-up. Just doing the necessary chores, that was it. What I needed in those times was help and compassion.
Instead, I blamed myself for circumstances that were out of my control. Resentment continued to build towards my space as hopelessness settled in.
I wasn’t flawed.
I had the wrong ideas about clutter and organization.
Then one day, I realized that people who had organized homes and kept them maintained; actually, loved the space that they lived in and wanted the best for them and their families.
By loving my space that I admitted I deserved a clean, welcoming environment, and a peaceful sanctuary from the rest of the world. And that I needed to create a system that functioned for my lifestyle.
I will be discussing my recovery from my surgery, and how iron deficiency anemia, is affecting my life. In the second segment, I will be discussing organizational skills. And how ADHD affects those skills, and the impacts on my life.
Since I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis) exercise is a good way for me to maintain my mobility. Walking is the best way for me to get in my steps but, it can be boring at times. That’s when I get out the Nintendo WII board makes exercising fun for me and is a great way to get in my steps.
The WII board provides me where I can exercise at home, especially in the winter months can be cold and snowy. Also, there is a nice variety of games to choose from that I can play too.
Having an exercise routine that is a low impact on my joints helps me to keep my independence and keeps my joints moving. Not only, do I battle fatigue, but being sedentary. Exercising keeps me moving and healthy too.
There won’t be a Sunday Talk with Alexandra Mars podcast this week. I’m not feeling well, and it is difficult for me to concentrate. I’m in the process of working on another podcast short for this week. I hope to have it available in a couple of days.