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ADHD

ADHD On Holidays

Just in time for ... the end of summer holidays

I've been giving some thought to what an ADHD holiday might look like exactly. And surprisingly, I don't really know what that might be.

I thought about extreme sports things. Why not go hang gliding. Zip lining looks fun too. And what about parachuting? Does the idea of getting out of a perfectly good airplane that isn't sitting on the ground appeal to you?

While...
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Adult ADHD

ADHD Get Off The Bus

You can always take a cab ...

So you're looking for work? Well, a lot of us do that. We change jobs frequently.

It seems that some jobs look like they're going to be the next great thing in our lives and then they turn out to be just the next thing we're looking to change.

I don't know how many times I found myself doing something different from the job title on my business...
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ADHD Symptoms: Not What They Seem

Seek

A while ago, a friend of mine whom we'll call Bob was telling an anecdote about working some years earlier as an apple picker. It seems that when the pickers got thirsty they had a bucket of water and a ladle.

One of the pickers asked the boss if the water was “fresh.” Bob tells this part with a grin, “The boss told the fellow 'That water is about two billion...
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Adult ADHD

Adulting And ADHD

Your basic oxymoron ...

I'm an adult with ADHD. They refer to my ADHD as Adult ADHD. It's the same ADHD I had as a child, but once I reached the age of consent or majority or whatever you might want to refer to it as, I became and adult and so, apparently, did my ADHD.

I'm rather surprised that it is considered Adult ADHD, it never seems to take responsibility for much of...
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ADHD Games

ADHD Games

The Olympics have just ended. Did you watch them? Maybe you were one of the ones who attended? Maybe you even participated, some athletes have ADHD.

I find the concept to be amazing. The Olympics are that collection of games that have set rules and regulations calculated to level the playing field for the athletes.

This is done so that only the skill and the results of...
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Can’t Fake ADHD

Sometimes faking it works well ...

Have you heard that old encouraging adage, “fake it 'til you make it?” That's where you pretend you know what you're doing and hope to learn as you go.

It involves two things, observation of what needs doing and how, as best you can, and of course, learning from your mistakes … and learning really quickly.

For those of us with ADHD, the first part is actually quite a...
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Decisions, Decisions

How do they do it?

I got decision making skills. I'm good at it. I make snap decisions and long drawn out decisions, I can ponder over things for ever and end up making no decision until it's too late. I'm telling you, I can do it all.

I can decide things before I even realize there's a decision to be made. Those are called snap decisions. I used to refer to myself...
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ADHD Brain Code

Speaking in code

Do you code? Do you write computer programs? Apps for phones or tablets? Do you work with hypertext or Java or any of the other information display languages?

If you do, then you know how easy it is for a bit of erroneous code to send things into … well, hell.

And whether you do or not, you may know that programmers sometimes present pseudo-code to people as a substitute to explain...
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Two Groups

There are three groups of people in this world

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who divide the worlds population into groups, and those who don't.

Obviously, I am in the first group.

There are many other criteria for dividing up the population, gender, skin pigment, political leanings, and so on.

And without exception, the divisions should only be applied for the sake of statistical analysis. Never for application...
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ADHD Coming Down

This is where my living room used to be

Ability to focus or not, I can work on things.

But I don't want to talk about focus today. Nor do I want to talk about hyperfocus, or whether it exists, or whether it should be called perseveration, or whether it can be used to our advantage ...

Nor do I want to discuss how long it can take one of us to...
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