Archives for October, 2016
Being able to keep going when you experience setbacks is one of the most valuable skills there is. Resilience gets a lot of attention in psychology, and for good reason: how we react when things don’t go our way is the difference between moving forward and making a bad situation worse.
When I was a kid in math class, I noticed something. Sometimes I would just write the wrong answer down. Not because I didn't know how to find the answer, but because somewhere between knowing how to find the answer and actually finding the answer, my brain would take a little detour.
No one likes tedium, but people with ADHD often seem to avoid it at all costs. We're repelled by boredom. Our brains are at their best when we're absorbed in something interesting and stimulating, and definitely not at their best when we're trying to...