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The ADD In ADDiction

I'm not saying that addiction is the sole domain of ADHD. I'm not saying that you have to have ADHD to have an addiction. I'm not even saying that there is a higher rate of addiction among people with ADHD. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if there was a higher rate of addiction among people with ADHD. There are, after all, higher rates of some rather interesting things among us. Why not addiction?
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Recurrent Focus

I know it all sounds very "New Age" and "mind over matter" and the like, but I'm going to suggest this anyway. And those of you who have been following along will realize that this is a recurring theme that I put forward on many occasions. I'm going to tell you, once again, now that the holidays are over, to please go easy on yourself. And at this time of year, the beginning of the year for many of us, I feel it's important to start off doing this and making a habit of it.
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The Hoarding

A hoard is a collection of valuable artifacts, usually found by archaeologists. Guess what I found in my house while I was moving? Not a hoard. Well, not in the strictest sense of the word. I found a collection of artifacts that have value to me. Though quite a few of them I've already tossed out, way more than half of them are in the house I'm now living in. And if you read yesterday's post, you know that I have to sort through all of that now.
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Get It Done

Today, if you're reading this when it's fresh, is December the 14th. There are ten days left 'til Christmas Eve. And that title up there is a bit misleading. I'm not trying to tell you to get busy. You're doing that to yourself already, aren't you? You're fretting and stewing about what you've agreed to do and how much of it there is actually still time to get done. You're worrying about what you've forgotten. You're even worrying that someone is going to ask you to do something else. Or worse yet, they'll mention something that needs
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I Need An ADHD Break

I have things to do. I have stuff going on in my life. I have problems, and projects, and hopes and dreams. I have things to do, to take care of, to get through or enjoy. I don't have time for ADHD. So, I'm asking if I can take a break from it ... please? It would be such a relief to not have to deal with all the little stuff that it brings into my life.
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Hidden In Plain Sight

I get some interesting reactions when I tell people I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was fifty. I'm pretty sure that some of them are the result of people thinking, "How did no one know before then?" I'm equally sure that some are caused by people who are still willing to believe that ADHD, particularly Adult ADHD, do not exist. Many of those people also believe that vaccines cause autism, prisons correct behaviour issues, the world is flat, the moon landing was faked ... you get the picture. And then there are the people who can't help but wonder what I was thinking all those years if I actually had ADHD all along and didn't know what was wrong with me.
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Tired Of ADHD

Lately I've been a little bit tired. And I can't really say why, to be quite honest. I don't mean I'm not at liberty to tell you why, I just mean I can't think why I'm feeling this way. I do know that since I've kind of retired, I'm really busy. But I'm damned if I can remember what all I've done. And I blame this whole thing totally and completely on my ADHD!
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Hyperactive Meets Motion Sickness

There are people who debate the existence of hyper-focus. There are those who say it isn't focus if you can't control it. The term comes from being focused on something to the exclusion of all else, whether there are more important things that need ones attention. So, since it is about being focused on, and unable to withdraw that focus, I'm okay with the term hyper-focus, so long as it isn't suggested that I can turn it on and direct it toward something. But there is no one who will argue the validity of the label “hyperactive.” While I take exception to the other words in the name “Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder,” and while the “hyperactive” part doesn't apply to all of us and is therefore suspect as well, the truth is that for those of us that have the “H” gene, it is absolutely the perfect term.
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All Or Nothing ADHD

In so many ways, ADHD is the disorder of "All or Nothing!" When we are on the ball and focused, we do it all. All the things we need to do get done. And that's a good thing? Right? Well, except for when we give people the impression that that is our standard operating procedure, our S.O.P. But when we go off the tracks with rampant symptom experiences we can just as easily get nothing done that was required of us. We might even, at that point, get all the wrong things done. A different kind of "all" that results in "nothing."
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ADHD – Define Day Off

I have no idea what a “day off” actually is. I just realized that. Yes, I've had days off from jobs I've held. It's true. And I always looked forward to them. And now that I work mostly for myself, and especially now that I'm winding that work down, I've been declaring that this day or that one is a day off. But I really haven't got a clue what that could possibly mean. For one thing, these so called days off seem to be full of me doing all kinds of little things I'd set aside as being unimportant enough to take up time on work days.
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