If you have ADHD, planning, shopping for and making meals can be difficult, for you and for your family.
This is because it requires the use of executive functions which people with ADHD have impairments of.
Consider the following.
You need choose and plan a meal that everyone likes, which can be challenging if you have a family of picky eaters .
You need to shop for the meal which can bring sensory issues, issue of overwhelm with choice and time management issues at the grocery store You need to get the right ingredients at the store.
You need to deal with choices and overwhelm and possibly sensory issues at the grocery store.
You need to cook and coordinate time management and planning in order to do this.
You need to set the table and get everything coordinated with timing to get things on the table on time You also need to clean the meal up
Society still expects women to be the effortlessly taking care of their home and managing a household. Meal planning is one of the things we are held responsible for doing in the home. When women with ADHD fail at this, it contributes to anxiety, low self esteem, depression, and other struggles. This is unfair and will contribute to struggles with mental health.
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