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ADHD

5 Tips To Surviving A Life With ADHD

How I did it ... so far

I may have mentioned this before, I have ADHD. And though I've only known that for six years (I was diagnosed five years ago), I've had it most of my life.

I have an interesting view of my life, yet not a terribly unique one (there are many people my age just finding out about their ADHD). My...
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Take A Deep Breath Of ADHD

Hurray! It's the weekend!!!

I know it's Friday. The work week, for many, ends today. Just get through this and we're free for the weekend.

This is your happy place, right? You get to blow off the stresses and strains of that old nine to five and let go.

Not me, I don't have what you might call gainful employment. At least not of the regular flavor. Mine comes...
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What Do I Do About My ADHD Mess?

Maybe I'll start here ... soon ... ish

On Monday I looked at three of the main reasons I'm always struggling with clutter. They were distraction, hoarding, and pontification. Those were the things that seem to make creating messes and clutter an easy task for me.

There is an additional ADHD issue that makes rectifying the clutter an additionally difficult task. That thing...
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The Three Things That Keep Me In An ADHD Mess

Nothing to see here folks ...

There's clutter in my world. There's a three pronged offensive that causes a mess that follows me around.

The photo to the left doesn't show the mess or clutter that was on the couch, it shows what happens when I make an effort to reclaim space. It took ten minutes to tidy up, it took three weeks to decide to....
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Checking Out With ADHD

Sometimes the evidence ... is all there is.

Are you familiar with checking out? I don't mean checking out of a hotel, though lord knows I could write a blog post on that easily. “Yes, Mr. Babcock, you did leave your pillow behind. .. Of course we'll ship that to you. Would you like your wallet and teddy bear also?” er,...
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A View Of Developmental Issues And ADHD

Non-standard development might graph like this ...

When you were born, you couldn't focus on much of anything. Slowly, as you grew older, grew up, grew more mature, your abilities to pay attention became more reliable.

At different ages in your development, your ability to focus would be expected to correspond with a standard. If you're reading this, you or someone you know might...
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What Have I Been Putting Off?

My next stop in my journey ©Wikimedia Commons, Jan Ainali

Sometimes thing work out in spite of my ADHD. Not always. Okay, not often. But sometimes …

Last spring I damaged my back. I got the summer off work, which seems like a win, but it wasn't. No pay and lots of pain. So that wasn't an example of things working out. Although I did get to spend the August...
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