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Welcoming 2016.


It’s a new year with new beginnings. Everyone is talking about New Year’s resolutions, and you begin to ask yourself what are your New Year’s Resolutions.  However, you have one dilemma. Your ADHD is causing you from achieving these New Year’s resolutions. You either get frustrated, overwhelmed, discouraged, or all of the above. What can you do about this to make your New Year’s resolutions come true. This article will explore this very topic. It will include helpful strategies, such as the past is the past, while the future is the future. On a further note, it is important to live in the present moment. It will even mention to stop letting your ADHD to be in control and let yourself guide the way.

The Past Is The Past. The Future Is The Future. Live In The Present Moment.

2016 is a new year. If your ADHD prevented you from accomplishing something in 2015, leave it back in 2015. The past is the past. Always remember this. On a further note, remember the future has not happened. Do not try to control what will happen even a day from today. It is impossible to control it. It has not happened yet. Instead, live in the present moment. The present moment is the only aspect of your life that you can control. You make ask why is this the case. Well, the answer is it is happening in the current moment. That is why you can control it. Vie to make the present moment as best as you possibly can. When you do this, your ADHD will stop controlling you, and you will be a happier person and be able to accomplish the New Year’s resolutions that you have set out for yourself.

Your ADHD Does Not Control Your Destiny. You Control Your Destiny.

In addition to remembering to live in the present moment and forget about the past and the future, always remember you control your ADHD and your ADHD has nothing to do with it. You may have doubts that your ADHD is going to prevent you from accomplishing your New Year’s resolutions. However, stop thinking this way. It is hurting you. Instead, realize you are in control. You are your own person. No one can change this. Always remember this important tip.


As I look into 2016, I am eager about the New Year and am not going to let my ADHD control me. I want you to have this attitude as well. You can do anything that you put your mind to. Just believe in yourself, and you will see results.

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Welcoming 2016.

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2016). Welcoming 2016.. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2020, from


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