The ThriveADHD Good-Enough Passover Prep Guide

SPOILER ALERT:

 

I’m not going to attempt to offer you a magic method for getting to your seder table cool, calm, collected, kosher for Passover and with all your spring-cleaning sparklingly done.

 

What I am going to do is talk about priorities. 

 

Let this be your pre-Pesach survival mantra: 

 

If I’m saying yes to this, what am I saying no to?

 

If you want to say yes to a 100% spring-cleaned and kosher for Pesach house, what do you need to say no to?

  • Sitting at the Seder table calm and ready for family bonding?

  • Parenting patiently during this pre-Pesach vacation?

  • Basic necessities like eating and sleeping?

 

You might be ok with that. But if you take a second to STOP spinning your wheels, you might realize that a 90-100% sparkly house is just not that important.

 

What other priorities could there be room for if you shoot for 75%-good-enough house cleaning?

  • Some self-care or retail therapy?

  • An outing in this gorgeous weather with your vacationing children?

  • Basic necessities like eating and sleeping? (I know, I'm a stickler for these!)

Let's talk about another P-word for a minute ... 

 

Perfectionism

 

Many ADHDers suffer from this disorder (and it is a disorder! At the very least, it’s a delusion, because there IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT!) 

 

ADHDers use perfectionism to kind of over-correct for their difficulties and mistakes. For example, difficulty in organizing can morph into vigilant and obsessive organization in an effort to “keep on top” of everything. Know anyone like that? 

 

Perfectionism is not the most adaptive strategy for doing things well. It’s stressful, exhausting, demoralizing and pointless because perfect is unattainable. Shooting for perfect just leaves us feeling bad.

back to the GOOD-Enough Guide

 

(not the Perfect, Squeaky/Spring-Cleaned Guide...)

 

I know, I know. You want to come to the Seder table cool, calm, collected, kosher for Passover AND sparklingly spring-cleaned!

 

And you can have your (KLP) cake and eat it too ... just not in every room of your house!

But how, you ask?

Pick the two rooms that you spend the most time in. Those are the two rooms that you are going to clean for Passover AND spring clean

 

For all the other rooms, clean for Passover only (that means clean of chametz!!!) and after the holiday, reach out to me and I'll help you spring clean the other rooms …Pinkie swear!

 

Oh, and remember my N.I.C.E. and Easy Guide I sent you a while back?

Try it, it can really help you when the scrubbing and cleaning get B.O.R.I.N.G!

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That's All Folks (Well, almost...)

Wait what? That's it for a Passover guide?

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Truth is, this is the only Passover guide you’ll need, all the rest is commentary!

If I'm saying yes to this, what am I saying no to?

 

So, treat yourself with kindness and compassion when preparing for Pesach!

Where do you struggle the most with Pesach preparation? Email me and it will be my pleasure to strategize with you. 

 

 

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