Do I prefer not to?
May 1, 2010 8:42 AM Subscribe
I have trouble doing the normal every-day stuff people just do without complaining. What is stopping me from getting it together?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (18 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 25 year old male and I have a problem with routines. I'm great at novel stuff, but I can't do the whole normal person routine without a massive effort on my part. I have to keep reminding and pushing myself to brush my teeth, go to the gym, comb my hair, put on sunscreen, carry everything I need, keep records of things, iron my clothes, not to drink too much or smoke too much and eat right (to eat at all) and stay positive and engaged ...and I can usually keep it up for a day or two and then I just relapse and hate myself for it and end up spending another three days consuming crap and not bathing or leaving my house cause I feel like such a failure at being a normal human being and it seems like so. much. work.. I've mentioned to this to people before and they say "oh that's just growing up" or "Oh you're just spoiled" and I guess? It doesn't feel right cause these things seem so overwhelming and impossible when added together - and everyone seems to do them just fine -that I just fold completely. What is going on here, how can I stop/prevent it, is this normal?