For me, just to do dishes or laundry takes an incredible amount of energy and sometimes doesnt even get done on my own. Does anyone else run into this?
Yup. I am right there with you.
Are you able to force yourself to do things? I can do the dishes usually every day. Lately its been a bit of a struggle
Ive just learned to live with it my Mom usually yells at me and then does the chores for me anyways
Sometimes I go weeks or months feeling like this, then it might go away for however long. A day, a week, idk.
I usually keep saying I will do it tomorrow, then tomorrow, then it never gets done because I keep putting it off.
Yes I’m like this
It’s hard to function fully as I imagine most non-schizophrenics do. For instance, around 10:30 this morning I thought, “I should go somewhere, I don’t want to waste my day” but I ended up hanging around the apartment all day and took a couple naps. But doing dishes is second nature to me and while I don’t like doing laundry, it is not a major problem to do two or three loads every 1 1/2 weeks.
While I may procrastinate on doing a certain chore, sometimes I will do something like sweep and mop the kitchen floor on the spur of the moment. Certain other chores are easy but I may procrastinate on the bigger projects. I need to clean the oven and under the burners but I’m putting it off for another day.
Thats a big accomplishment. I dont always get to the dishes or laundry. Sometimes ill go 5 days without doing them.
So dont beat yourself up. Your doing more than you think
I have issues doing simple things, too. Luckily, I have a support sysyem.
Not doing anything is worse. It affects both physical and mental health. The sooner you can get moving again the less you suffer over the long run. If you can’t do a whole thing, just try doing a small part of it. It’s a start.
I have that exact same problem but dont know whether its the disease or the haldol.
Yeah. Im lucky i have my parents. My dad cooks most of the time. We eat a lot of sandwiches! But he does all the cleaning in the house. My mom helps me do my laundry. Ive had a full laundry basket for a few weeks now and havent worked up the energy to do it yet. Thankful for my support though.
I at least try to do the dishes. Ive just been struggling the past couple weeks to do them. Ive been playing a lot of video games lately. Helps with my anxiety. Most of the time anyway. Sometimes im to anxious to play.
I have this. Low motivation. It sometimes applies to even things I enjoy or want to do like gaming etc.
It always happens to things i enjoy like drawing, playing games, or watching TV. I just see no point in it most days
I can relate a lot as avolition has been a chronic problem. Meds have recently helped better, but I still struggle with getting some things done.
Yes I struggle with this aswell.
Yep. I’m currently procrastinating on doing two loads of laundry even though I need clothes and sheets for tomorrow