• 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…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    Not letting shame get the better of me

    I’m sure that we’ve all experienced shame at one point or another. It is one of those emotions that may come up every once in a while. However, it seems that, if you have ADHD, shame seems to have a way of creeping up a bit more often. It seems that a lot of people with ADHD do face shame more often than individuals with neurotypical brains. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgot something or failed or whatever and felt so ashamed. Why couldn’t I be like other moms? Why can’t I have a neurotypical brain? Why do I struggle so much at simple tasks? I must…

  • Self care

    Self Love is Important

    So, this week, I want to talk a little bit of self love. So many people struggle with their image of themselves and celebrating who they are. If you read my last post, you’ll know that it’s taking me a long time to accept myself, my ADHD, and who I am. I do realize that there are others out there, who are in a similar situation. Now, take a minute and think about how you see yourself and how you view yourself. Are you confident? Do you have low self-esteem? Do you have positive views of yourself, or negative? For a long time, I wasn’t confident. I didn’t have positive…

  • Self care

    Acceptance

    It’s taken me a while to accept who I am. To accept my strengths as well as my flaws. This week, I was thinking of this. I was thinking of myself, of my strengths, my flaws, things that I would like to work on, all of it. And I am finally accepting myself for who I am. I’m not saying that there aren’t things that I don’t need to work on. I know I am not perfect and there are things that I would like to change and improve. After all, I am only human. I’m not perfect and there are things that I do need to change. That being…

  • Self care

    Connecting with your emotions

    Sometimes, dealing with your emotions isn’t always easy. When you have ADHD/ADD, it can pose some extra challenges. Like every human beings, children and adults with ADHD/ADD have so many different emotions. After all, we’re human too. We have feelings just like everyone else. However, the way we experience them is quite different. Our brain isn’t neurotypical. The way our brain processes emotions is quite different. For instance, we know we shouldn’t start throwing things when we’re upset. It’s s something that we all know, and we all learn this when we’re little. However, there are times when our brains just reacts and we do it anyway. The part of…

  • 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…

  • Emotional Health,  Mental Health,  Self care

    Time to think about self-care

    Let’s face it, our lives can be busy. There’s no denying it. There’s definitely a lot to do in a day. It is exhausting for anyone. It is difficult sometimes to have to juggle work, school, family life, and anything else we may have going on in our lives. This may not be much of a surprise. For those with ADHD/ADD, this is true as well. However, there is a slight difference. Having ADHD/ADD can be exhausting all on its own. Not only are we trying to juggle everything in our day-to-day lives, like everyone else, but we are also trying to make sure we’re focusing on what we’re supposed…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    I don’t know if I can do this

    Let’s face, we all go through difficult times and wonder if we can do it. We all go through periods when our self-esteem is low. It happens to a lot of us. However, for those of us with ADHD/ADD, it is slightly different. Our self-esteem is affected differently from those who don’t have ADHD/ADD. Poor self-esteem is certainly an issue for many kids with ADHD/ADD. And perhaps even for adults with ADHD/ADD. We struggle with so much. We struggle at school, at work, with chores at home. We struggle socially. We struggle with so many things, and it is no wonder that sometimes our self-esteem does suffer. Maybe saying ‘sometimes’…