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The Best Day Of My ADHD Life?

A good day done? … or a good day beginning?

You know, I’m all for positive imaging. I believe in the power of my thoughts and emotions. I believe they can be a positive influence on my life. But I’m caught between two camps here and I’m not the negotiator these camps think I am. At best, I’m confused …

You see, I’m not sure these two camps will ever agree. And that’s a problem for me. I’m using both trains of thought to bring positivity to my life.

Camp one

Discover your value, realize your accomplishments are there. Accept that you’ve had success in your life. Okay, you may not be rich, or famous. But there have been things you’ve done that were, even by your standards, great things. You’re not the failure you feel yourself to be. So stop the negative assessment and celebrate, to the extent of your meagre wherewithal.

That’s the dope on camp one, not that hard to deal with. In fact, I kind of covered this around New Years when I resolved to keep a list of my accomplishments on a daily basis … where did I leave that list? Oops.

Camp two Today is a brand new day, make the best of it.

This means that you could make today the best day of your life. Hopefully you would then make future days even better. This is a great way to endorse and utilize positivity in your life. After all, you need only make today better than yesterday and you’re done. Mission accomplished.

With each successive day you simply make your life better. You have no where to go but up, nothing to do but win.

But there’s a hitch, a wrench in the gears, a spanner in the works, a fly in the ointment … I have no idea why I’m thinking up corollaries to the simple statement that there is a problem, trying to make today better than yesterday I suppose … right, moving on.

No-mans land

If I upgrade my idea of how successful I’ve been in the past, then I must set my sights higher to make today the best day of my life. Within camp one there may lie the means by which I might rescue my abused and battered self esteem, but in camp two there is a map that may show the way to an improved ADHD life.

In between camp one and camp two, I’m stuck. I’m upgrading my recollection of the quality of my scattered ADHD life on one hand, and I’m setting myself the task of making my high speed future better on the other. Both have advantages, but one makes the other that much more difficult to accomplish. What’s the plan?

The plan

The truth is, we have no choice, we’re all on a journey into the future. And none of us want that future to be anything less than the best it can be. I’ve decided that the past is best left alone for the most part, but I do want to salvage from it that list of my successes. I’d like to be able to rest on the laurels awarded me from those successes when the burden of my disappointments grows too weighty.

But the future, as they say, is where the future is at. And I’m wanting to grow, to expand, to succeed. In complete and total honesty, if my success is measured by me, it will be measured in happiness, not dollars or popularity. Be that as it may, it will still take some doing.

So I’m gonna pack my successes in a duffel bag, get my boots on, get facing forward and let time sweep me on into the successes that await me.

Now, to tell camp one and camp two that it’s time to break camp and move on.

The Best Day Of My ADHD Life?

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2013). The Best Day Of My ADHD Life?. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2019, from


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