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ADHD

What It Takes To Slow Me Down

Not recommended ...

I'm told I move fast. I know I don't get much accomplished.

That's another one of those paradox things that ADHD is rife with.

The dichotomy disorder is what I like to call it. Stimulants help me slow down and focus. I can hyper-focus on things or I can be unable to focus on things and both those things are symptoms. I remember things from my childhood and almost into my...


ADHD

Simple Is Complicated, Complicated Is Good

We all have someplace to get to ...

When I have something that needs doing, I want it done.

That's the thing that many NTs don't understand. It doesn't get put off because I want it not done. It doesn't get put off because I don't care.

It gets put off because it ... it's boring. It's insanely, mind numbingly boring.

It's really just that simple.
And yet ...
It's complicated. Yes, I know.

Forms to...


ADHD

Funny stuff

Well, we know that's not true!

There are so many problems that come with having ADHD.

And quite frankly, there are damned few benefits.

There are, it is true, ways of looking at this disorder that allow us to maximize our differences and those maximizations do benefit us, but there are really and truly very few pure benefits to having ADHD.
Yes ...
Okay, it's true that there is hyper-focus, but it is...


ADHD

Empathy Is Hard on Me

It's not easy to be this empathetic ...

In so many of today's discussions on mental health, empathy comes up repeatedly as what is needed in this world to make a place of comfort for those with mental health issues.

And that empathy, when fostered and cultivated, does a wonderful job of making the world a better place for people with mental health challenges to participate in.

And that is all great. Empathy is...


ADHD

Have You Ever Wondered?

Can you do this?

If you have ADHD, one thing you may have experienced is having to reread something, possibly multiple times, in order to get the gist of the thing.

Now, on the surface of it, that would seem like you're dull, unable to grasp concepts that others have no problem with.

But there's the invisible and insidious ADHD to consider here yet.

Yes, to the outside observer it would appear that we...


Adult ADHD

Same As It Ever Was

Letting the days go by ...

Life with ADHD is not an unusual experience.

When I tell people about the way my life is and they say, "That must be difficult." I'm never sure how to respond to that.

Maybe it is, it's how it's always been for me. It's no more difficult than it ever was.

But yes, I see how my life is different from the lives that...


Adult ADHD

I want that back!

... and never coming back!

Do you have any idea how many things I've lost in my life?

Do you know how many things have just gone missing?

Some things aren't important, but losing them is annoying. Some things are important, and losing those things is painful.
And yes, I have examples
Today I'm looking for my Forstner drill bits. They drill round holes, perfect round holes, but they're not bores, they do not...


ADHD

What Is Important?

Of course I save my receipts ...

Having ADHD means I spend my life trying to figure out what is important.

No, I know the mortgage has to be paid. I know an education is a great help. I know that I do not want to lose my job.

Those things are important, I'm fully aware of that.

Nope, I'm talking about receipts.
What?
Well, receipts are a great example. I'll go out to run errands...