Just being me

Here’s something that I’ve struggled with for a long time, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has. I know it can be something difficult to do.

As someone with ADHD, I struggle with everyday things, tasks that many people don’t. Things I wish came easy to me. It’s been so easy for me to focus on the negative aspects of having an ADHD brain. It’s something that I’ve done for so long. Too long. And it’s not healthy. It’s something that I didn’t realize I was doing until the last couple of years, give or take, and it’s something that I’ve been working on changing.

Instead of focusing on the bad, I’ve been trying to focus a little more on the good. I do admit that I struggle with certain tasks, but I try not to focus on that as much. When I begin to think about my struggles, I will acknowledge that, but remind myself that I am good at other things as well, and think of all of the things that I do well.

Focusing a little more on my strengths has definitely helped me in a positive way. I’ve become more accepting of myself, accepting of my ADHD brain, and just being comfortable with being who I am. It’s helped me not pretend to be someone I’m not, which is something that I did for a long time. Like many, I wanted to pretend like I was ‘normal’. Again not the healthiest thing to do. Something that I’ve realizing over the last little while.

Now, I’m in a place where I love and accept myself just the way I am. At least, more than I used to. Yes, there are things that I would like to work on and improve, but it’s easier for me to do this now than it was. Like everyone else in this world, I’m still a work in progress. And that’s fine.

I’ve definitely made progress on this front. I’ve done some changes within myself, and I’ve made some progress. This is one area where I have improved.

I’m more accepting of myself, as a person, as a woman, a mom, a wife, a friend, and as someone with ADHD. I will continue to work on myself for both myself and those I love.

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  • Being true to yourself is so imporant. I’m still learning how to do that myself on certain parts of my life.

  • Rachel Duerden

    Lovely to read you’re accepting yourself. 😀

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