Accepting my ADHD

No one in this world is perfect. We all have flaws or things that we don’t like about ourselves. We all have qualities, quirks, and other things that we want to work on. There are things that we have to accept ourselves. It’s not something that is always easy to do, but there are times, when we have to.

One issue that I have sometimes had is accepting that I do have ADHD/ADD. Yup, I’ll admit that I have a problem with accepting this. I have had issues with it. This is one of my problems.

Accepting that I have ADHD/ADD is something that I have had trouble doing. I’ve always had some trouble with this. I guess there are a couple of reasons for this, in my case. A few reasons why I haven’t quite come to terms with it, even though I was diagnosed 18 years ago. Yes, you read right. I’ve known about my ADHD/ADD for 18 years.

So, why hasn’t this acceptance happened yet? Well, here are two reasons why I think I’ve had difficulty accepting my ADHD/ADD.

One reason is perhaps that I focus too much on the negative aspects of my ADHD/ADD and not enough on the positive. That certainly doesn’t help for sure. It’s not a good thing to just focus on the bad. It’s not something that I think we should do. And I’m not sure why it’s something that I have done this, but there it is. Something that I do need to work on for sure.

Second thing is probably that I’ve avoided thinking about it. I’ve just ignored it for the longest time. Until I started writing this blog, I didn’t really talk about it or write about it or anything like that. So, yes, I have tried to avoid it and pretend it’s not there, in a few ways. Avoiding and ignoring it is not healthy for sure. I guess it’s just been a touchy issue. It wasn’t something that we talked a lot about when I was a teenager, and I guess that could be way I’ve avoided talking or thinking about it as an adult as well.

I know that this isn’t good. It’s not something that I should be doing. I shouldn’t focus on the negative aspects of my ADHD/ADD, and I shouldn’t be ignoring it and not thinking about it. Avoiding and ignoring it isn’t healthy. Let’s face it, it is a part of me, it makes me who I am, and I do have to accept that.

Like everyone, I should try to accept myself for who I am. I’m not saying that I don’t need to change, as this is one thing that I do need to change. I do need to accept my ADHD/ADD, focus on the positive, and really talk about it. I shouldn’t ignore it. There are obviously things that I need to work on. I have some work to do and it might not be easy, but it’s something that I can do with time.

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