Improved functioning does not occur as easy and as often, as my ambitions of it doing so, are.
In fact, if improved functioning in general were consistent, then that’d be quite the game changer.
As it stands, I struggle to do even the smallest amount of chores every day. Primarily, washing the dishes.
Since I’ve been married, my wife and I have worked out that the one thing I could strive to accomplish every day, would be to do the dishes (this is independent of self-care, which I’ll get into in a bit).
Unfortunately, I don’t get to the dishes every day. I do get to them 3-5 times a week though, and that seems to be satisfactory.
Self-care is a problem too, and I know I’ve got to try there as well.
I aim for showering every three days, brushing my teeth gets done once a day, most days. And, all of this is an improvement over what I did before I was married.
When I look back over the past 20 years, getting both chores and self-care done, has been a big struggle for me.
I wish I could tell you it were easier, but it’s simply not.
Unfortunately, functioning as I do is not understandable by most people in society. That will change. In time. I hope.
Enter the whole reason behind this blog. To shed light on what many sufferers of mental illness, including schizophrenia and related disorders, go through.