I would think this would be common for all people with an ABI, but people don’t realise the emphasis and importance on ‘sleep’.
So, I seriously think my top five favourite things would be;
Ok, but seriously, in no particular order.
- Coffee/cup of tea
Oh, I know I cheated, putting two together, but I had to keep room for having a cat, which still didn’t fit.
Looking back over my life, the way I often dealt with stressful times, I would sleep.
Damn it and internet.
To some I might seem OCD/ADHD, to others anal or a control freak, however I just think I’ve developed coping mechanisms or systems to survive.
Let me give you an example;
You take a sip of your cuppa T and wonder if you put sugar in it because it tastes a little dry…. (you know that weird dry taste when you need just a sprinkle of sugar?)
You stir it, taste again. If still not sure, I check the kitchen. Once I’ve finished with the sugar bowl, I put it back where it belongs, on top of the microwave.
I have limited space in my kitchen, also so that helps keep things tidy by putting thing where they ‘belong’.
But I have plenty of “systems” and when someone else comes into my home and moves things around, it’s a very careful balance.
Not helped by my eyesight or lack there-of. I often have to go into an area or room twice. And then if I have people that move things without thought, that is beyond frustration…