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ADHD

Take Away Distraction

Wait, what?

Distraction is my worst enemy. If you have ADHD, it's likely yours as well.

In fact, calling this thing "Attention Deficit" is kind of a joke. I pay attention, I pay lots of attention ... I just usually pay it to the distractions.

So instead of calling it Attention Deficit, it should be Distraction Abundance. It should be DAHD.
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I Am Not!

I am ... not!

I have ADHD. I am often not able to focus on things just because they need to be done.

I have to set controls in place in order to maintain focus. Like setting a timer for ten minutes, and when it goes off, remembering to check to see if I'm still doing what i was supposed to be doing ... and remembering to start the timer again.

I also have trouble...
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ADHD & Addictions

What's your addiction?

I'm trying to figure out why so many of us have addiction issues.

Okay, I'm not a scientist, not a doctor of medicine or a researcher. That's all true.

But I am trying to figure out what goes on inside my head that makes it so easy for me to become addicted to things.

And I may have figured it out. Well, partly.
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Too Smart

... to believe

Have you heard it yet? Have you had someone tell you that they know you don't have ADHD because you're too smart?

Have you had someone tell you that their child was offered a diagnosis of ADHD but they refused to accept that because they knew it wasn't true. And they based their declaration on their knowledge of their child's intelligence. They declared their child too smart to smart to...
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Life Long Learning

Still learning ...

There's a reason we, the people with ADHD, often feel like we don't belong. It's that we get left behind.

No, I don't mean picked last or not at all for games and sports, though many of us knew that feeling. I mean that we see many people doing many things and we say to ourselves, "I want to do that!"

And when we say, "that," we mean all of it. We...
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Turned Up On Bust

Cranked up past ten ...

I'm not sure how prevalent that bit of slang is. I've only heard a couple of Newfoundlanders use it. It means turned up so high or fast that it can't help but break down. Like running an outboard motor at full throttle until it gives up and goes home without you, as they say.

Locally I've heard the phrase "Turned up to eleven." That pretty much means the same...
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