my partner left me a list of chores, but she had to explain to me how to do certain chores. When I still didn’t get it she had to write out the chores step by step. If I see a chore list and it just says something like , “do laundry” or “clean bathroom” I feel overwhelmed I don’t know why, does anyone else feel this way?
Frequently the only way I can get things done is by first visualizing them step by step. By things, I mean things as simple as getting out of bed - I have to think, okay, I’ll push the covers back and sit up. I’ll swing my legs around and stand up. I’ll get my clothes from here and put them on. I’ll walk across the hall to the bathroom and take my medicine and put on deodorant and brush my teeth.
If I don’t think out every step, I don’t get up. It’s too overwhelming.