What do You do in the mornings when you live with Pathological Demand Avoidance? – Reblog

Mornings in life with mental illness (in this case Pathological Demand Avoidance) is a challenge.

I am glad our friend stepped forward and shared her knowledge and experience to help us survive that dreaded time.

I found this post helpful in general too.



Today I want to run through ideas for making life smoother in the mornings. From the moment we transition from being unconscious, into the conscious, to getting out of the door and off to school or the world outside.

Our mornings used to be the worst time of our day. They can still be really, really hard to get right, and some days I still wonder if we will even see another morning. But I have picked up some good tips and ideas over the past few years so I thought it would be good and helpful to share.

Before PDA. As in before I knew about PDA, my methods of getting up and out were limited, exhausting and probably verging on the local services needing to be called. I am rather ashamed to admit that I was a shouter. Shouting seemed to be the most successful method of getting…

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