Sensory seek the hell out of anything aesthetically pleasing. I love nature for this. I love patterns. I am a person who loves symmetry and repetition.
Ok I have a few things I do that are super odd. I am Autistic also. I have extreme sensitivity to texture and taste…
But my ADHD side loves hot sauce – I basically bath food in it whenever I can, most things just taste like burning. I have come to love the tang of certain flavours also.
I have been a huge fan of audio stimming. Most of the stuff I like is considered “Dance Music” of some sort. I love a good bass line especially, but like some piano and synth stuff also. My playlist for this type of stimming can be found here:
I like fine sand. It’s small and soft and sensory heaven and it gets everywhere. I like plush fabrics. I like the sensation of these things.
I like things that smell good – random things I can think of sandalwood, lime, lemon, watermelon.
Bright light! Bright light! I am a gremlin like Gizmo. I have a ton of rules – and I too should not be fed after midnight.
Noodles, like most noodles. I hate thick ones especially. I dislike all seafood. I am not a huge fan of anything that is rubbery basically.
Jazz music or anything with a lot of notes in the high treble range as a rule. That makes my ears bleed. Same with most metal music, it’s just noise to me (I know it is not just noise). Any spoon hitting a cup, people eating with their mouths open, people slurping, harsh sounds in words.
I don’t like beach sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. I hate the feeling of chalk, and I hate how it feels when you use it on a blackboard. I hate light touch, I hate clothing tags. I hate a lot of fabrics – especially polyester. I hate satin too.
Anything that smells bad, or just has a powerful scent I hate smelling. I love BBQ sauce, but if it’s left in a bowl downstairs and I am upstairs the smell irritates me so badly that I force myself to do the dishes.
Daily blog challenge
October is here usually known as ‘ADHD Awareness Month’ – but IMO we ADHDers deserve more than that – we deserve acceptance. We need to be listened to, we need realistic accommodations, and help. We need to start moving toward ADHD Pride Month. People should be able to feel proud of being ADHDers, because the alternative is shame.
For 31 days I will be writing every day on being an ADHDer using this list of prompts:
- Day 1: Introduction
- Day 2: What I love about being an ADHDer is…
- Day 3: My Identification/Discovery Story
- Day 4: Reactions to Identification
- Day 5: Hobby Graveyard
- Day 6: Supports and Appreciation
- Day 7: The ADHDer Community
- Day 8: Favourite ADHDer Blogs/Comics
- Day 9: Favourite ADHD Owned Business
- Day 10: Sensory Seeking/Aversion
- Day 11: Fidgets and Stims
- Day 12: Favourite ADHD Charity
- Day 13: Family
- Day 14: Order from Chaos
- Day 15: Everyone Should Know
- Day 16: Work/School
- Day 17: ADHD People I Admire
- Day 18: Someday…
- Day 19: I Love it When…
- Day 20: Communication Style
- Day 21: One thing other people don’t understand…
- Day 22: Dispel a myth
- Day 23: Can’t Live without…
- Day 24: ADHD Political Issue
- Day 25: Symbols
- Day 26: Favourite ADHD Book
- Day 27: Identity Language
- Day 28: Dealing with Boredom
- Day 29: Favourite Memes
- Day 30: Hyperfocus
- Day 31: Acceptance Means…