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Procrastination or Executive Function Fail? | Musings of an Aspie

There's a spot on my kitchen floor, a little cluster of dried reddish drips. I don't know what it is. If it's from 3 days ago, it's tomato sauce. If it's been there longer . . . who knows. I've walked past it dozens of times. I look at it.

Let's Get Carried Away | Notes on Crazy

I’ve always called myself a procrastinator. I also really like calling myself lazy. But you know what? Maybe that’s not completely fair. [...] So I propose an experiment. Well at this point I’m not really proposing it, because honestly I already did it. But here’s what I did: Step 1: Write Down Everything Important I Need to Do

Executive Function Series | Musings of an Aspie

Executive function (EF) is a broad term that refers to the cognitive processes that help us regulate, control and manage our thoughts and actions. It includes planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, cognitive flexibility, initiation of actions and monitoring of actions. Most people on the autism spectrum have some degree of impaired executive...

My Executive Function Strategies | History of Bad Parties

This is inspired by Executive Function Strategies by Musings of an Aspie, where Cynthia outlines her strategies for managing her everyday life (neatly... a very useful post). It is a rework of my comment on Cynthia's post, and outlines my current executive function strategies.

Todoist: Massively Helpful Executive Function App | History of Bad Parties

This is to bring attention to and complement Nattily's great review of the Executive Function App Todoist. Todoist categorises itself as an online task management app and todo list, and I believe the nickname Executive Function App is coined by Nattily.

I Did All The Work! Executive Function Win | History of Bad Parties

I just cleared, swept and washed the floors in the living room, the two corridors, the bathroom and the kitchen. That may sound mundane, but seriously... The floors have not been properly washed in the one and a half years we have lived in the house, apart from the occasional spot-wash to remove specific spills.

Housework and womanhood: a marriage made in heaven!* | History of Bad Parties

I have written before about the lack of stable, effective routines for keeping domestic chores under control, so I won't repeat all that and all the good old advice about why it matters to keep one's home (and workspace) uncluttered.

Creating as sense of order | History of Bad Parties

Mess is a mind trap. When the house is a mess, then every initiative seems overwhelming due to things that need to first be done, found, moved, cleaned up, repaired, organised, before something else can be done. Mess flows from the surroundings into the circuits of the mind; clutters thoughts; blocks any overview and feeds on confusion.

A healthy mind in a tidy house | Autisticook

Time to come clean. I can't. I'm rubbish at keeping my own house clean. That was an unintentional pun, by the way. Coming clean was intentional. Rubbish wasn't. I hide my rubbish. I hide this. The funny thing is, I took these pictures after I'd already vacuumed and mopped the ground floor.

Hyperbole and a Half: This is Why I'll Never be an Adult | Hyperbole and a Half

My adult things generally only make it to the planning stage... maybe i'll do one at a time... but then once they are actually done they are so far behind that it doesn't even really feel like an accomplishment... so i just sit around waiting for my hyperbole and a half posts to cheer me up.

Thoughts On Todoist: Basically I Like It | Notes on Crazy

Did you know that I am the master of executive function? Oh it's true. It hasn't always been this way I admit, but about a month ago I got a little carried away looking at my executive dysfunction and procrastination tendencies and decided I wanted to take action.

Cleaning in progress | Autisticook

About a week ago, I aired out my dirty laundry for all to see. (Sorry, there are so many phrases and expressions involving clean and dirty, I'm having a field day! Yes, I love language). I thought you might like to know that I've made some progress.

Autistifying my habitat | Radical Neurodivergence Speaking

At Autreat I learned that my anxiety & my difficulties with doing things that need done (hereafter referred to as "adulting") are not things that I have to just live with.

Executive Function Support for #Aspergers: Procrastination | Snakedancing

This is an #Aspie challenge that I have huuuuuuuuuuuge issues with LOL It's also one that plagues a lot of the students with #Aspergers whom I've talked with. So forgive this one for being long, because it's an issue that needs a lot of support strategies.At present, I haven't found any research that sheds much light on why people with #Aspergers struggle so much with procrastination.

How do I Adult | Aspergers and Me

Series by Andraya about how to execute everyday tasks such as shopping and making decisions.

A Social Skills Dilemma... going to new places | The Third Glance

One of my biggest challenges is going somewhere new. This could be a new restaurant, a new theater, a new parking lot, anything really. It doesn’t matter that I’ve been to hundreds of restaurants before. If it is a chain, it doesn’t matter if I’ve been to others in the chain. I will still be supremely nervous about going to and entering a new place. This stems from my poor social skills, and the fact that I have to learn the “acceptable” patterns and interactions.

Becoming an adult - Part 1: the beginning | History of Bad Parties

The following is an autobiographic story/sociological essay. Although it is a true story, it is by no means a full story. It is a narrative that focusses on a specific pattern, branching off other perspectives to try to highlight just that aspect. The theme is relative poverty, normality and social success criteria.

Important Types of Coherence | History of Bad Parties

Essay about mind-coherence and how lack of it influences various essential life aspects. Initially written to explain it to my therapist last year. This is to explain what I mean by mental coherence and what the problems can be when it is lacking.

But you're so smart... of course you can live on your own! | Reports from a Resident Alien

Executive dysfunction is a major reason why many autistic people do not live independently. And it has nothing to do with intelligence. You have to remember to do all those things, all the little things... bills, cleaning, maintaining your car and your apartment; you have to deal with repairmen...