I have extreme executive dysfunction

I have high functioning autism and very very bad executive dysfunction.
Everything worked well for me when I was in school because my life was organized and it had big consequences if I didnt go to school but since ive been unemployed and especially since the pandemic I cant do anything. Its very tiring for my mom she tells me stuff to do all the time but I cant do it. Even if I want to do something my body will not agree with my brain and I dont do the thing instead I surf the internet because it does not require motivation.

Ive tried to get help but the habilitation services dont understand they should be experts on autism spectrum disorders but they say I look normal and that I act normal and I have normal intelligence so what can they do? They say I am able to email them that I need help but its always my mom but I have not told them this.

My mom can make me a schedule or a list but I need consequences or I cant do the things... The things feel unimportant and worthless doing if not doing them doesnt get consequences..... But what would the consequences be? Im not losing a salary, im not being kicked out of school or getting bad grades - nothing happens. I tell myself I should still do these things for my mental health but it doesnt work,, It doesnt matter if its a fun thing or something I want to do.... Doing things make me so tired too. You can maybe imagine its hard having to force yourself to do the smallest most uselss of things and it causes guilt feelings and bitterness when I fail

Is It Normal?
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  • So do I and it’s ruining my life (I’m ADHD+autistic)

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  • That's the sad reality of the world right now. Its been getting easier and easier to get rid of low skill jobs. Now with 15$ minimum wages people like you are going to be completly out of a job. Since you need to be making more than 15$ an hour for the buisness or you are let go. Simple economics

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    • Minimum wage here is just under $20. There is still a wide range of "low skill jobs", because they're...idk...necessary?

      Can you just...like...not be ignorant for like...a day?

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      • Just saying I've been seeing more kiosks to replace the menial tasks.

        Most mom and pop shops arent that profitable. Labor being the largest cost. A 15$ minimum wage works for the city (barely) and a 15$ an hour wage would halve that workforce due to costs. Or the mom and pop store will have to increase prices to offset the costs. Which makes them even less effective at keeping customers away from massive corporations that can implement the 15$ and still make a hefty profit by cutting other employee benefits like how amazon did to their employees.

        What you are probably not factoring in is that all jobs would have to increase their wages to offset the actual jobs being worth more societally than a minimum wage job. Ultimately minimizing the supposed benefits of increasing the minimum raise.

        Minimum wage jobs are for entry level positions. The reason why the pay is shit is because literally anyone can do the job. Theres constant demand for low skill jobs for the younger generation or those with simple minds, but now they are getting clogged with people who should be in some kind of career or at least in upper positions at these minimum wage jobs.

        I'm not the one who's arrogant about American politics.

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        • Well fuck that would explain why we don't have any mom&pop stores in Aus...oh wait...

          Haha sure...you're not the one that's arrogant about murica politics. Go buy yourself an economy at the economy store again. Genius.

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  • maybe experiment with stimulant drugs such as adderall and ritalin.

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    • Those are for ADHD ?

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      • They might work, nothing wrong with trying a few therapeutic doses to see if they help.

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