Does PD cause ME to procrastinate? or, am I just becoming so lax-a-dazicle and laid-back? At times I feel like I actually have such "little control" over me & my PD, left, so I am not sure if I am accepting my PD, OR - have I just thrown in the towel? If I have said it once, to myself, or anyone who wants to listen to my tale ("PD IS WHAT IT IS!") I know I have also repeated… read more
In my limited experience, I think I understand your feeling of laziness. But I actually find it is not laziness, but rather feeling overwhelmed. I have found that I can't multitask like I used to, and I thrived on it. And planning anything, even a meal for family, I must start way in advance. My mind spins trying to think of everything. So I shy away from being in charge of anything. I use all my energy just to show up! I have given up leadership roles for encourager roles. Hope this helps. Have a great day!
I love this post and have laughed my way through all the responses. It's such a relief to hear others describe my day and know that it's not a personal failing, but normal for this diagnosis. Like many others have said, I was a warp-speed multi-tasker before PD and have accepted that now everything takes longer. I'm trying to establish a morning and evening routine, and have to write everything down. Work gets the best part of me because I'm active, engaged, forced to try to act "normal" and there is a gym to workout in at lunch. But by the end of the day, I'm exhausted and good for nothing much but dinner, NetFlix, and falling asleep on the couch. Thank goodness my husband does the cooking! I'm currently reading "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" in an attempt to simplify my home and it has worked wonders. I'm not through with it and I'm allowing plenty of time to complete it. Additionally I keep a small dry-erase board that I can write daily tasks and errands on and check them off as I complete them. My focus & energy have gone south for the winter, so anything to keep me on task. Hugs to you all, fellow survivors - I'm so glad you're out there and thank you for sharing!
If this is the question about procrastination, I am answer g, I do believe it to be yet one other effect of PD on us. Apathy is what controls me too much of the time. I will write more later... Thank you for your post about procrastination. _paix
after I retired, all of my time management skills retired too! So I think we are all just tired to death of the daily cycles of life...clean, cook, laundry, change sheets, dishes, family troubles, money insurance problems, yard work....it never stops....now add Parkinsons...I have found that when our other chores are all completed, PD doesn't seem to hit as hard...i make a realistic list every night and try to "do" it the next day...makes me feel worthwhile and useful which helps with my depression....