• ADHD/ADD

    Too many distractions

    Anyone can get distracted sometimes. Many would say that this is normal, and that most, if not everyone, can get distracted by one thing or another. I’m sure we can agree on this. However, if you’re someone with ADHD, it’s a whole different ball game. When you have ADHD, getting distracted happens all the time, everyday. No matter where you are, what you’re doing, there is a good chance you might get distracted by one thing or another. You could be having an interesting conversation with someone, when a branch moving outside may grab our attention and distract us from the conversation. We could be at the office, focused on…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    Don’t compare

    Here’s something that I’m sure many people do, or have done, whether you have ADHD, or not. Maybe not everyone does this, but I’m sure that many have done this at one point or another. At times, it can be quite easy to do. Comparing ourselves to others. You might compare yourself to a coworker, to another parent, to a friend, to someone successful, and the list goes on. As someone with ADHD, we do struggle with so many things that it can be so easy to compare ourselves to others. Or even ask ourselves why we can’t complete a task that is just so simple most can accomplish within…

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    Holding a conversation

    We all have conversations with people. From the time we’re little and are able to talk, we interact with others and have conversations. Discuss things with them. At school, work, at home. We have conversation, listen to what others are saying, and respond to what has been said. However, as an ADHDer, having a conversation and listening may pose some challenges. Individuals with ADHD will difficult with communication and listening. When it comes to communications, ADHDers may have a tendency to talk non-stop, interrupt, or maybe at times making most of the conversation about themselves (although this may be unintentional). For the most part, ADHDers may not intent to do…

  • Time management

    Importance of a Routine

    Having a routine can be beneficial for many people. No matter who you are, it can help in a few different ways. Most know that kids need routines, but they can be good for adults as well. Routines can be especially for those who have ADHD. They are good for both kids and adults with ADHD. It’ll make different aspects of our life easier. Setting a routine can help us create some better habits. We may be able to get use to working at certain times, helping the kids with homework at the same time, and such. We’re able to become more productive, when we have a routine in place.…

  • ADHD/ADD

    More than just …

    When people think of ADHD, I’m sure many may think of hyperactivity, or impulsivity, or inattention, or maybe a little bit of each. This does make sense as these are some of the key descriptors of ADHD. These are the most obvious ones. However, there is more to ADHD than just being impulsive, or hyperactive, or inattentive. There is quite a bit more. There is so much more to it that many people don’t see, as most of it happens within the individual who has ADHD. For the most part, to say the least. ADHD affects how we may handle our emotions, how we handle situations, how we’re able to…

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    Learning about my ADHD

    No matter what, I feel as though learning is important. Whether you’re in school or not, there’s always something that you can learn. As someone with ADHD, this is a topic that I have been learning more about over the last few years. I’m often on the hunt for articles about the topic, blogs/websites, books at my local library, and such. I’ve also discovered several podcasts about ADHD. Podcasts that I enjoy and have helped me learn about it, how to manage it and such. I’ll be honest I never thought I’d be interested in listening to podcasts. I didn’t think it was my thing. But then about a year…

  • Emotional Health

    Facing my Emotions

    Sometimes it can be so easy to avoid diving into our emotions, why we feel a certain way, why we feel a certain about ourselves, just to name a few things. It can be easy to be on autopilot and avoid our feelings and the reasons behind them. I am definitely guilty of this. Avoiding why I feel a certain way, why I think a certain way about myself, and all that. However, over the last few months, I have realized how unhealthy it is. I’ve started to really do some personal development, work on myself, and really change and face my emotions. I’ve avoided thinking/accepting my ADHD, how I…

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    Odd Times for All

    It’s hard to believe that we’re already half way through the year. Time has flown by quickly and there have been a lot of events that have happened this year so far. The fires in Australia, COVID-19 around the world, and the Black Lives Matters movement. One way or another, I feel that one or more of these events has affected us. Some have been more than others and more seriously. Let’s take COVID-19. It has spread all over the world. Each country has its own restrictions depending on the severity. Although no one in my family has tested positive for COVID-19, my family and I have been affected. My…

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    Early Diagnosis

    As some of you may know, I was diagnosed at age 12. I got diagnosed fairly early. Earlier than others have been. As I have been learning more about ADHD, and trying to find out about other’s experience with ADHD, I have found out that there are a lot of individuals who have been diagnosed with ADHD a lot later in life than I did. In some cases, individuals were diagnosed in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. Keeping this in mind, I feel that I have been diagnosed early. At least, I consider it this way. Despite all the struggles that I have been through, and still go through, I…

  • ADHD/ADD

    I am more than just someone with ADHD

    Growing up, my ADHD wasn’t much discussed. I remember having very few discussions with my parents about it. Even now, I don’t talk much about it other than occasionally with my husband and through this blog. I am 32, was diagnosed 20 years ago, and I’ve never addressed it much. Never really asked my parents questions about it, or anything like that. My way of dealing with it for the most part has just been avoiding it. And I know it’s not the healthiest way of dealing with it, or accepting it. I didn’t want to be labeled as someone with ADHD, and I just wanted to be like everyone…