One common and well-known trait of ADHD is distractibility. I know everyone has some difficulty with it, but as an ADHDer, it’s a constant battle. So many easily associate distractibility with ADHD.
However, one thing that many may not be aware of is that ADHDers can also focus.
Yes, you read that right. Kids and adults with ADHD have the ability to focus and be easily distracted. I understand that this may confusing, but this is the case for those of us with ADHD.
The key thing about this is that we can easily focus on the things that we find interesting. Once we start doing something that we’re enjoying, we can focus on this task for hours and completely ignoring everything else going on around us. I’m absolutely serious about that. All our focus goes into what we’re doing and what is interesting us. Something that I’ve done.
Many have come to call this as hyperfocus.
There are definitely ways to manage this hyperfocus. No one way works for all. We all have to take the time to find what works for us, so we’re not completely ignoring people and other aspects in our life.
So, yes, we can be super easily distracted. But the other side is also true. We can focus on tasks that we find interesting.