• ADHD/ADD

    Morning routine

    Many of people out there benefit from having a routine in the morning. When you have ADHD, it can be quite challenging. It’s not always easy to stick to. Mainly because we struggle with executive functions, which means struggling with organization, time management and such. As much as we may dislike boring and mundane things, routines can be beneficial for both kids and adults with ADHD to get things done. I’ll admit that it does help having some kind of routine. Might not always like it, might struggle with some things, but it does help having some sort of routine in place. Here are some suggestions that can help getting…

  • Blog-related

    Why I started blogging

    Recently, I was asked this question, and it was one of the first time that I really had to put it into words. Let’s face it, I know why I started, but it was the first time someone asked, and I had to answer and explain why I started. So, I wanted to take a minute to talk about my why. Why did I start this blog? Well, there are a few reasons why I started this blog. Reason #1: A love for writing Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved to write. It’s always been a way for me to express my thoughts, emotions, tell a story,…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Misconceptions/Myths

    Misconceptions

    This is a topic that I know I’ve written about before, and I’m sure other bloggers have as well. However, I feel that this topic is something that needs to be addressed. As you may have guessed, that topic is misconceptions. There are so many misconceptions out in the world, and not just about ADHD. There are misconceptions about so many things, like autism, mental health, abuse, eating disorders, just to name a few. I was talking to someone about ADHD in girls. I explained that girls were just as likely to have ADHD but we’re more likely to have the inattentive type, which would make it seem as though…

  • ADHD strength,  ADHD/ADD

    Perseverance

    In life, it can be so easy to focus on our mistakes, on the things we do wrong, things we struggle with, and such. When you have ADHD, these are pretty darn obvious. It’s hard to miss and so easy to focus on. Especially when these things are pointed out so much of the time. However, this post isn’t going to focus on any weaknesses and struggles of having an ADHD brain. People talk about it enough. Today’s topic is one of our strengths. A strength that many ADHDers have. It is something that I’ve noticed in myself and a strength that I am proud of. The strength? Perseverance. Yes,…

  • Blog-related

    3 years blog anniversary

    A few days ago was the third anniversary of this blog. It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since I first started this blog. It’s definitely a milestone. It is something that I am proud of. Over the last few weeks, as the three year mark was approaching, I’ve been able to reflect on the last few years, having this blog and being a blogger. So here are some of them. Reflection #1: Learning about ADHD The main reason I started this blog was to be able share information about ADHD, and be able to learn more about it. I’ve definitely learned quite a bit about it, through…

  • Growth/Personal Development,  Self care

    Being Kinder on Myself

    Over the last few months, I’ve really come to realize how important it is for me to take care of myself and make time for myself. While I’m taking time for myself, I’ve become more aware of my thoughts, what I’m telling myself, and such. Not all of which is positive. I was realizing that I could be hard on myself. I still held high standards for myself. The self talk going through my mind wasn’t always positive, and it was at least partially due to what I thought I should be doing, the amount of things I should be doing, and such. Needless to say, I wasn’t like it…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

    Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve learned a lot about ADHD/ADD, how it affects us, how it affects our lives, the good, the bad, just to name a few things. In this post, I’m going to discuss a topic that I’ve never written about before. A topic that I’ve heard of here and there over time, but never looked into or anything like that. Something that many with ADHD/ADD experience. And that is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)? Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) is the extreme discomfort and pain that will be triggered to being rejected or receiving criticism from someone close to the individual. It is…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Don’t tell me to try harder

    Kids and adults with ADHD/ADD deal with a lot. We hear a lot of different things. Some good, some not. Some are helpful, others really aren’t. Either way, we hear a lot of different things. One thing that so many of us have heard is this: “You need to try harder.” This is something that many of us hear, myself included. Granted, I haven’t heard it often and some hear it more often than I do, but it is still something that I’ve heard and it’s still something that ADHDers/ADDers hear more often that we may like. There are a few things that I want to clear up about “trying…

  • ADHD strength,  ADHD/ADD

    It’s not all bad

    Sometimes, it can be so easy to focus on the bad and the negative. No matter it might be in life, it can be so easy to just think about and focus on the bad things that may happen in our lives. When it comes to ADHD/ADD and you have it, it is no different. I have been guilty of focusing on the negatives of ADHD/ADD. However, it’s not all bad. There are some good things about having ADHD/ADD. There are some positives. For those of us who have ADHD/ADD, we can be curious. We tend to think outside the box. We tend to be quite creative and have quite…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Not just for kids

    When it comes to mental illnesses, or learning disabilities, and such, there are misconceptions. People have misconceptions. It can be easy to just assume or think certain things. It isn’t any different when talking about ADHD. There are myths and misconceptions about ADHD. One misconception/myth about ADHD is that it’s just kids who have it. That’s a disorder that only kids have. It is one of the biggest misconceptions out there. It is true that many kids out there have ADHD. One in 10 kids in the US have ADHD. That’s definitely a large number. It is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in children, according to CADDAC (Centre For ADHD…