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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Seeing the positive in myself

    No matter who you are, you probably have heard some negative criticism at some point in your life. If you have ADHD, it seems like those negative comments/criticisms outweigh all the good stuff. I know that it seems like I’ve heard them so much. I’ve heard so much of it that it seems that I now have a harder time hearing the good things. I often expect the bad, and I have a difficult time seeing the good in me and hearing the good that others have to say. It sure hasn’t helped my self-esteem much. Recently I began changing things a bit. A few weeks ago, my husband said…

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    Adapting

    We are all aware of what is going on the world. It is affecting absolutely everyone. So many people have had to change and adapt to what’s going on. We’ve had to adapt to the uncertainty of when kids will be back at school, or when people will be able to go back to work, and so many other things. It is worrisome, to say the least. We don’t know what each day may bring. Since I have ADHD, having a routine does help. When my kids were in school and daycare, I did have a decent routine going. But now that they’re home, my husband has had a promotion…

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    Goals for the year

    Happy New Year! A new year and a new decade has started. It’s hard to believe that 2019 has come to an end. The time went by so quickly. Time does fly. Now that a new year is here, so many people are making goals and/or resolutions. It’s just that time when people do it. I have done this in the past. I have set some goals and resolutions. I haven’t always been able to get them done, but I have still set some in the past. So far, this year isn’t too much different in the sense that I have set some goals for this year. I wrote them…

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    Being a better cleaner

    If you have ADHD, or know someone with ADHD, you all know how these individuals don’t like cleaning. It’s a task that I avoid as much as I can, and I’m sure I’m not the only one with ADHD who loves to avoid cleaning. Yes, we all know that it’s something that we have to do. We all know we shouldn’t be leaving dirty dishes in the sink for months. We know we have to take out the garbage and recycling. We know we have to do laundry, fold them and put them away. As adults, we know that these are all things that we need to do and are…

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    Getting Ready for Christmas

    There’s about a month before Christmas. Okay, well, maybe a little less than that, but you get my point. The countdown is going down to the holidays. A time when things can be stressful for a lot of people. Christmas has always been a stressful time for me. I don’t know if I want to say more so than it has been for others. But I think it is in a different way that it can be for others. I feel that those who have ADHD may get stressed and anxious about the holidays in a different way. There’s just so much to the holidays that is involved. Planning is…