Doom Box Patrol is another fun conversational episode where we learn about a few weird and random topics. You are going to learn what a doom box is, how it relates to ADHD and what to do about these boxes. We are also going to cover parenting, being a GEN-X kid, trauma, and more!
Doom Boxes – whether created accidentally or on purpose – are a space to stash items together with the intention of organizing them later. Most Doom Boxes though remain in use for years to come. They become the go-to storage place for old receipts, spare parts, and memorabilia. Doom boxes are boxes containing random items that have been stored together because they don’t have their own place in the home yet. Rather than signifying a gloomy or disheartening situation, ‘Doom’ is actually an acronym in this context (Didn’t Organize Only Moved). They become an interim storage method and might be part of an intial attempt to organize a bedroom, office or living space.
People with ADHD are more likely to possess a Doom Box because they have strained executive function, which is the cognitive process responsible for essentially all self-regulation. This can drastically impact one’s organization skills. Doom Box Patrol is most important in this regard.
Also in this episode, we talk about my tendency to procrastinate — especially when it comes to moving houses. Not unpacking has become kind of a coping mechanism. This ties nicely into our chat about childhood trauma and parental issues.
The latter half of this episode deals quite a bit with parenting. Is it wise to be the better person, or should you allow yourself to be petty for the momentary satisfaction? This and many other questions and brought up and discussed. Doom Box Patrol is episode 264 of the Soul Forge Podcast.
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