ADHD/ADD

More than just attention issues

So, my last few posts haven’t been ADHD related, and now may a good time to write about it.

Something that maybe not all people with neurotypical brains understand about ADHD is that having ADHD is more than just attention issues. Or even being hyperactive. There’s quite a bit more to it that that.

Sure, they may be the slightly more obvious or well-known aspects of ADHD. However, having ADHD affects so much more. As ADHDers, we struggle with a lot more than just attention issues and hyperactivity, which are only two components of it.

ADHDers can be impulsive (whether it’s purchases or interrupting someone), will often misplace or lose objects (I haven’t been able to find my keys for a few months), being late for appointments/work, having a lot of unfinished projects, struggling with time management, difficult time planning things ahead of time, being extremely disorganized, and these are just somethings that ADHDers have to constantly deal with. EVERY DAY!!! ALL DAY!!!

We don’t intentionally intend or mean to do these things or struggle with these things. We don’t go out of our way to do it. We all want to focus, complete projects, be able to easy find where we put our phone or keys, and get to places on time. We do want to have a slightly easier time with them.

However, our ADHD brains don’t work like that. The way our brains are wired is different. Not better, not worse, just different. And because it is wired differently, it means that simple tasks are a struggle. We struggle with more things than just paying attention and sitting still. It’s just the way life is for those who have an ADHD brain.

It’s that simple. Our brains are different. There’s more to ADHD than many people know about.

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