Neurodiversity Awareness/Appreciation

Neurodiversity Awareness/Appreciation

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lets Play The ADHD Game!

While Aspergers probably contributes to a lot of my social awkwardness and anxiety, ADHD contributes to a lot of general nonsense in my every day life. Some days I feel like I'm in a comedy of errors... or maybe some sort of board game. Wanna play?

Its the first day of your new job. Wake up on time... move two spaces forward!

Spend twenty minutes pressing the "snooze" button on your alarm and trying to convince yourself to get up... go back one space.

Manage to speed through your showering routine. Go forward one space!

Realize that your one pair of dress pants is clean and actually looks somewhat ironed. Go forward one space!

Remember to bring your shoes, purse, and cell phone when you go downstairs. Go forward one space!

Can't find the lunch cooler you used to use last time you had a job. Spend five minutes searching for an acceptable replacement. Go back two spaces.

Finally find a similar lunch cooler in the Goodwill pile in the basement! Brush it off. Good as new. Go forward one space.

Remember to check the expiration date on the yogurt before you eat it... go forward eleven spaces!

Oops, you're almost out of your meds! Its a controlled substance and you can't get your prescription renewed until you make an appointment with your doctor, but you keep forgetting to do it. Go back five spaces.

Put everything near the door so you won't forget anything as you're leaving. Go forward fifty spaces!

Wait, where are your glasses? Go back two spaces for every trip you make up or down a flight of stairs while looking for them.

Finally find your glasses under a pile of papers. Go forward one space!

Walk out the door with two minutes to spare. Good job! Go forward five spaces!

Happen to look at your shirt and wonder why it looks a little different from how you remember it. Realize your shirt is on inside out. Go back twenty spaces!

But go forward five spaces for noticing before you actually arrived at work!

Fumble with your eighty million keys and somehow be unable to unlock the door to go back inside your house and change your shirt. You're running out of time. Go back one space for every minute you spend trying to open the door!

Finally decide to just get in your car and change your shirt there. Who cares if the neighbors see you in your bra? Go forward ten spaces for being brave and resourceful. Go back ten spaces for being such a spazz!

Manage to make it to work on time in spite of everything... go forward one hundred spaces! You win!

Now lets play this all over again tomorrow.


  1. bottom line made i like the Halloween theme

    1. Thanks! I did make it! Could be a metaphor for life... as long as you make it there, who cares that you can barely get yourself dressed in the morning? LOL!

  2. I love you insights on life! Hope your first day is awesome!

  3. Luv it!!! You are so creative in you're writing!


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