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Welcome to my blog at Allie Cat Creations! I'm Allie, the imaginative force behind this creative haven. Here, I invite you to join me on a journey through my artistic adventures. As a creator with a mind that's constantly buzzing, I find myself immersed in a world of ever-evolving graphics, art, designs, and more. In this blog, I'll share my creative processes, taking you behind the scenes of my imaginative endeavors. Get ready for a delightful mix of how-to guides, where I'll walk you through various techniques, and showcases of my latest work. But what truly sets this blog apart is its organic nature. It follows the whims of my emotions and allows me to share what moves me on any given day. So, whether you're seeking inspiration, a peek into the creative process, or simply a place to connect with like-minded individuals, you've come to the right place. Let's embark on this journey together and explore the boundless possibilities of art, one captivating blog post at a time. Stay tuned for the unexpected, the delightful, and the extraordinary. Welcome to my blog, where imagination takes flight, and creativity knows no limits. Let's dive in!

Creativity Block: My Experience with the ADHD Hangover

If you're reading this post, I'm assuming that you either have ADHD or want to learn more about some of the lesser-known "quirks" that members of the ADHD club, like me, experience.

I find social interaction very draining. I'm constantly masking, and when I'm around certain family members, I feel that there's a certain way I need to carry myself just to make the whole experience easier. So, while attending a family wedding yesterday was great fun, I'm personally feeling the effects today.

My "ADHD hangover" has kicked in, and boy, my body is not my friend. I should mention that I don't drink personally. It makes me so poorly that it's just not worth it in my eyes. Therefore, I know this isn't a normal hangover. It's a social one. I can't be creative today, although half of my brain is telling me to do things. I know if I push myself to do these things, I'll suffer even further. So here I am, writing from bed (again). Let's talk about it…

My ADHD Hangover

I feel like I'm in a state of confusion. I'm exhausted, I'm not hungry, and I have no interest in anything.

What Triggers My ADHD Hangover

Social events, office days, kids' parties (as a parent), shopping in busy places, and doing something completely different from my usual routine.

How I Deal with It

Pre-plan. Make sure, like me, that you have a day of annual leave planned. You need to build your mental strength back up. It's OK and HEALTHY to allow yourself to recharge. Sleep, sleep, and more sleep. Lying in my bed with my curtains closed, watching TikTok, or simply sleeping. A warm bath, then back to bed. Get your favourite snacks in. The fancier the better. Treat yo' self.

Final Points

In my opinion, if you have a busy brain like mine, you have to allow yourself to rest and recover. If you push yourself too hard after an event or a big change, there's a possibility of you going into mental burnout mode, which is one of the worst things us ADHD'ers have to suffer through. So be smart about it, think about the events you have coming up in the future, and make sure you book that babysitter or extra day of annual leave. Your brain deserves it.

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