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 seconds or minutes.
I’ve always wondered why I struggled with the simplest things that others just didn’t. I am also guilty of comparing myself to others. I’ve done SO MANY TIMES. When you struggle with so many things, it’s not hard to compare yourself to others and feel like a failure.
The thing that is that we’re all different. We all struggle with something. We shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to others.
Whether you have ADHD or not, no one should compare themselves to others. Everyone is different, everyone has something to contribute, and everyone struggles with something.
Instead of comparing ourselves to others, feeling like failures, and being hard ourselves, maybe we should be grateful for our strengths and the good in our lives. Think about where you struggle and see how you can improve. See how you can try and be better.
Do it for you. Do it because it’ll make you happier. Make your life better.
Don’t think about what others are doing to make their lives better. Don’t worry about what others will think.
Just focus on you. Focus on the changes you’d like to make. Do it for yourself. Do it for the people most important in your life.
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