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ADHD Millennial Black Friday Giveaway: Free Advice

We’ve got the best Black Friday deal here at ADHD Millennial: we’re giving away advice, for free. You can’t get that at Best Buy!

ShoppersSo take advantage of this one-time offer. Begin the official holiday shopping season with three pieces of free, unsolicited ADHD Millennial advice:

1. Start your holiday shopping early

I was going to say start your holiday shopping now, but it’s understandable if you feel like letting this whole Black Friday thing blow over first. That said, remember to start your holiday shopping sooner rather than later!

On Christmas Eve last year, I published my Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Survival Guide. I sincerely hope not to consult that guide this year. So to be honest, telling you to do your holiday shopping early this year is really my way of motivating myself to plan ahead because now I’ll feel like a massive hypocrite if I find myself waking up on December 24 saying “OK, let’s do this! Let’s go find some gifts!”

2. Make good on your 2016 New Year’s resolutions

With 2016 slipping away, the more organized among us might be sitting down to brainstorm their 2017 New Year’s resolutions.

As for us? C’mon, we have ADHD. More likely we have yet to start actually implementing our 2016 resolutions.

Not to worry, though, there’s still a little slice of 2016 left to go! Now would be the time to get the ball rolling on your 2016 resolutions, before the ball drops for 2017.

Of course, there’s some chance you’ve forgotten what your 2016 New Year’s resolutions were, in which case I’m sorry, I can’t help you. That’s why I publish mine on this blog.

3. Do something nice for someone

Is there a more appropriate day than Black Friday to remind ourselves what the holiday season is (and isn’t) about? It’s a cliché and then some, but the whole point is giving.

And giving is really just about bringing happiness to other people’s lives. It doesn’t have to involve buying things.

Surprise someone you love, or someone you don’t know for that matter, by doing something for them that brightens their day. It doesn’t have to be anything big – a little gesture goes a long way.

Don’t worry, fellow ADHDers, we’ve got this. To summarize, it’s simple: (1) do your holiday shopping early, (2) make good on your 2016 New Year’s resolutions, and (3) do something nice for someone.

I’m realizing that if I were smart, doing my holiday shopping early would have been my 2016 New Year’s resolution, so I would’ve been able to cross items (1) and (2) off that list in one fell swoop. Oh well, no one’s perfect – that’s what next year’s New Year’s resolutions are for.

Do you have any free holiday advice to give away? Leave it below!

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ADHD Millennial Black Friday Giveaway: Free Advice

Neil Petersen

Neil Petersen writes regularly on education, learning disabilities and technology. He received his B.A. in 2014 and was diagnosed with ADHD at the beginning of his college studies. Neil also works for a music education non-profit and hopes to help create an education system that can better serve students with ADHD.

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Petersen, N. (2016). ADHD Millennial Black Friday Giveaway: Free Advice. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from


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