You Can’t Fix Lazy

I’m overthinking and undergoing! Watch and learn!

Jean Campbell
Invisible Illness
Published in
9 min readJun 7, 2024


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Am I trying to avoid housework, or do I have ADHD?

Lady, how should I know? I’m not a psychologist.

I lack inherent motivation, especially when it’s something mundane or understimulating like vaccuming the house.

Uh-huh. Sure ya do, lady.

I have trouble sequencing events. I can handle two familiar errands — like going to Walmart, then filling up my car with gas — but I become nonfunctional when you add a third, novel task like rescuing a mewling kitten from the side of the road.

Well, don’t we all? Nobody likes starving kittens! Stop pulling over!

I also can’t tell time well, even though I wear a watch and can read it. I have trouble understanding the basic concept of time, and also money.

Lady — stop shooting yourself in the foot.

I always feel like I’m in a hurry, even when absolutely nothing is going on.

Not from where I sit. You don’t look like you’re doing jack.

The outside me is a poor reflection of the inside of me, so when I try to tell people I’m ADHD and not lazy, they don’t believe me.