• ADHD/ADD,  Time management

    Getting into the routine

    Like many kids in the area, my girls went back to school last Friday. So, for the last week, we’ve gotten used to the whole school/daycare routine, which involves making lunches, getting them dressed, make them breakfast, and bring my girls to the bus stop and my son to daycare. Having a routine can be beneficial for a lot of people. However, it can be extra helpful for kids and adults with ADHD. I’ll be honest, it can be really nice to have a routine set up. The reason why it can be so beneficial to have a routine, when you have ADHD, is because it helps the individual with…

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    ADHD stereotypes and misconceptions

    When it comes to ADHD and people who have it, I feel that there are quite a few stereotypes and misconceptions. Things that do negatively affect those of us who do have it. There are just so many things that people think they know about ADHD, which are just inaccurate. People may say that people with ADHD are lazy, that ADHD isn’t real, that we’re all a little ADHD sometimes, or that we just need to try harder. Believe or not, all of these are not true. People with ADHD aren’t lazy, ADHD is absolutely real, we are not all a little ADHD sometimes, and those of us with ADHD…

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    No, we are not all a little ADHD sometimes

    I’m sure many of us with ADHD have heard this. I have on a couple of occasions. But the truth is, no we’re not all a little ADHD sometimes. Yes, everyone will forget something from time to time, or lose an important piece of paper. But the truth of the matter is, for those of us with ADHD, this happens every day. We struggle to remember things. We struggle to stay organized. We struggle to focus on tasks at work and at home. We’re lucky if we even manage to complete a task. Completing it on time is even more of a challenge. This is our daily life. It’s everyday.…

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    ADHD is not an excuse

    Many with ADHD/ADD have probably heard this one. Or maybe you’ve heard this one: “We’re all a little ADHD sometimes.” Perhaps you’ve heard something else that is similar. Truth is, we know it’s not excuse and we’re not trying to use it as such. And also, no, we’re not all a little ADHD sometimes. You may have a forgetful moment once in while, which may be like having ADHD. However, individuals with ADHD, like myself, have ADHD all the time. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. It does not go away. Many have to live with it. When we talk about our ADHD, we are not trying to…

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    ADHD does have some positive aspects

    Lately, I have been looking more at the challenges that individuals with ADHD/ADD must face. However, there are some positive aspects to having ADHD/ADD. Yes, there are some positive things about it. The challenge with this is that the positives aren’t always easy to see or to find. However, hidden they may be, they are still there. I’ll admit that I do sometimes having a difficult time seeing the positive. Until about a year ago, I mainly saw and thought of the negative aspects of ADHD/ADD. Now, I do try to remember the positive aspects. It isn’t always easy for me, but I do try. So, here are some positive…

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    The Impulsive Side of ADHD

    Impulsivity is one of the main aspects of ADHD/ADD. Perhaps not one that many think about, but it is still something that we do struggle with, unfortunately. Sure, everyone can be a little impulsive, sometimes. That is true. However, when you have ADHD/ADD, it is different. It affects so many aspects of our lives, and it is more than just sometimes for us. It is there more than we probably would like. Here is how impulsivity can affect our lives. We will interrupt someone without thinking. We will answer a question, before the person has the time will finish. We will just blurt out the answer without a second thought.…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Self care

    Calm Music and my ADHD

    Back in November, I wrote about meditation, its benefits, and ADHD. Now, I am finding myself doing more meditation, doing some breathing exercises, and just listening to calm music. I’ve just gotten into the habit of practicing them and just doing them. I do turn to meditation and breathing exercises quite a bit, especially when I am feeling stressed or a little anxious. I will stop and take a few breathes, if I’m feeling this way, while I’m out. I will check in now and again. When I go to bed, I put on some calm music and just breathe. I’ll meditate. There are times, during the day, when I…

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    Budget despite having ADHD/ADD

    Finances can be an issue if you have ADHD/ADD. This requires planning and not being too impulsive with purchases and thinking things through and such, which are common traits for those of us with ADHD/ADD. These traits make things like handling finances and budgeting a bit of a challenge, to say the least. At least, it is, if you have ADHD/ADD, or possibly terrible with finances. (And yes, I do know people without ADHD/ADD who struggle with finances.) So, despite not being good at planning and a little impulsive with money sometimes, budgeting, saving and be careful with money is something that I want to do. It is something that…

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    It’s not an excuse

    When explaining our ADHD/ADD to others, it may seem as though we’re just making excuses. Again. I can understand how it may sound like to someone who doesn’t have ADHD/ADD. There have been times, when I have explained my ADHD/ADD to others. And I’ll admit that I do understand how it could sound like I’m just making excuses. If I didn’t have ADHD/ADD and had to listen to it, I probably might think that some of it was just excuses. I would probably be thinking the same thing as others. Nothing more, nothing less. I can totally see it. However, it really isn’t. I know ADHD/ADD isn’t an excuse, and…

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    People with ADHD and their sleep

    It does seem that one problem that many kids and adults with ADHD/ADD have is trouble with sleep. It is something that many with ADHD/ADD struggle with. This difficulty with sleep does affect both kids and adults with ADHD/ADD alike. We’re noticing it in many, although not every ADHDer/ADDer does have problems with their sleep. Researchers are beginning to see a connection between ADHD and sleep. Studies have shown that some ADHDers/ADDers have difficulty with sleep in three ways: falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up. These create some sleep disturbances that kids and adults with ADHD/ADD may experience. Let’s take the “falling asleep” disturbance. For non-ADHDers/ADDers, it might be…