• Productivity

    Want to set goals?

    Last week, we welcomed the new year. Around this time, many people start setting goals for the year, if they haven’t done it already. It is normal to want to set goals and want to achieve them. No matter what it may be, many of us want to work towards something. However, if you have ADHD/ADD, setting goals isn’t necessarily always as easy. Due to how our brain is wired, it can be a challenge to set goals, keeping ourselves accountable, being able to plan out the steps, and such. I am not saying that we are not able to achieve goals, or that we shouldn’t set goals for ourselves,…

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    2021 is finally here

    Happy New Year, everyone! 2021 is here. Some may even say “Finally!” And it’s hard for me to disagree or argue with that. I am pretty happy that it’s here. No what the last year has brought, a new year is like a fresh start, a clean slate, a blank page. I can’t help but see it in a positive way. I know that no one knows what this year will bring. Just like no one expected what happened last year. Similar things can happen this year as well. It’s something that is in the back of our minds. Something we might be concerned about. And it’s true that 2021…

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    2020 is coming to an end

    In just a few days, 2020 will be behind us, and we’ll welcoming a whole new year. Ringing in a new year is often welcomed by many, no matter what year. But I imagine this year, 2021 is welcomed even more so. The world has seen many challenges this year. I don’t need to mention what they are. We all know about them. I don’t want to go there. None of us need reminding. I also don’t want to focus on that, and I’m sure you may not want to either. Around this time of year, I tend to reflect on the year, what’s happened in my life or around…

  • Book reviews

    Book Review: “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD”

    This week, I want to discuss a book that I’ve read recently. The book is “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD”, written by Sari Solden and Michelle Frank. Both authors have ADHD themselves and work with women who have ADHD as well. I ordered the book in October, but only started reading it last Friday, after finishing another book. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on a copy of the book for a while, as I was really interested in reading it. So, I finally started reading it, and really got into it. The book doesn’t focus on what ADHD is, treatments, and such. It doesn’t focus on…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Just Being Me

    For a long time, I tried to be “normal”, pretending that I don’t have ADHD/ADD, and even at times setting standards that were a little too high for me. Like many, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I think this is something that many of us feel at one point or another. And yes, I also compared myself to others. However, recently, I’ve come to realize something. Okay, maybe a few things. Everyone struggles with something, even those who may seem “normal” to me. We don’t always see the struggles that others experience and go through. Struggles are a part of life. Something that everyone goes through. Struggles…

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    October has been a good month

    So, October is coming to an end. Another month has come and gone. It’s hard to believe that October is over, Halloween is here, and time just goes by so quickly. I do have to say that October is one of my favourite month, because of Halloween and I love seeing the leaves changing colours.

  • ADHD/ADD

    It’s different for everyone

    I’ve learned a lot since I started this blog and reading/researching ADHD/ADD. There was a lot I didn’t realize about ADHD/ADD. One thing that I’ve learned is that, despite having standard symptoms, ADHD/ADD affects everyone differently. How my ADHD/ADD affects me is different from how it affects someone else with ADHD/ADD. Yes, we both ADHD/ADD, but our experiences with it and how it affects will differ. There are so many people in the world that have ADHD/ADD. We are aware how ADHD/ADD affects people, know the symptoms, and such. However, it’s not a one size fits all kinds of deal. Just because many suffer from ADHD/ADD, it doesn’t mean that…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Emotional Health

    ADHD, shame, and strategies to overcome it

    In my last post, I discussed how ADHDers’ experience with shame, and I felt shame recently, even though there wasn’t any real reason for me to feel this way. This lead me to wanting to know more about ADHD-related shame and find ways to overcome it, when I do experience, which leads me to this post. First of all, what is shame? It’s when you feel like you’re flawed or inadequate. You have feelings of embarrassment and humiliation. You don’t feel like you belong or aren’t good enough, because of things you’ve done or not done, past experiences, and such. People with ADHD struggle on a daily basis with getting…

  • ADHD/ADD

    A moment of shame

    Shame is something that many of us have felt at one point or another. It’s an emotion, and as humans, we’re pretty much all programmed to have emotions and feel them. It all starts from the moment we’re born and pretty much goes on until we die. As individuals with ADHD/ADD, we feel shame too. We know all too well what it is. Since our brain is wired differently, we struggle with so much, such as being late for work or picking up the kids or to an appointment, losing/misplacing keys/phones/wallets, handing in assignments late, struggling to complete a task or project, and the list just goes on. None of…

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    Success as an ADHDer

    We all have struggles. We all go through difficult times. Some more than others, but it’s something that we all face at one point or another. It is a part of life and a part of being human. As ADHDers/ADDers, things are a little different. Not only do we struggle and go through difficult times like every neurotypical person does. But we also struggle with the little daily things. Because of how our brains work, ADHDers/ADDers tend to have a harder time with things that neurotypical people don’t and would most likely not have a problem. With all the struggles, it can be easy to feel defeated, overwhelmed, ashamed, worried,…