ADHD and being overwhelmed

When it comes to ADHD, there are some things that people know and other things that aren’t so obvious. For instance, being easily distracted is commonly known. Or that some people with ADHD have Hyperactivity. These are some things that people are aware of, when it comes to ADHD.

However, there are things that people may not be aware of.

When you have ADHD, it’s so easy to be overwhelmed by almost everything.

Okay, now I know everyone gets overwhelmed. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks and challenges in life. No matter what, no matter who you are, we’ve probably all felt this.

However, because our brains work differently than our neurotypical counterpart, we feel overwhelmed more than we would like. At least this seems to be the case for many with ADHD.

Here’s the thing: a task that may be simple and done easily to a neurotypical person may seem a huge task for someone with ADHD.

It’s something that I’ve noticed in my own life. My husband is neurotypical. When he looks at a messy room, he knows how to tackle it and doesn’t get too overwhelmed by it. While for me, I struggle to know where to start and can easily get overwhelmed by it.

I’m sure other couples where one is neurotypical and the other an ADHDer may have noticed something similar.

As much as we may get overwhelmed, there are ways for us to be able to get through tasks and not get overwhelmed. It could be leaving yourself reminders, putting things on your calendar, or just getting a task done and get it over with.

Obviously, some things may help some more than others. After all, we’re all different. All we can do is trying different techniques and find what works best for us. Being overwhelmed doesn’t have to be a part of our daily lives.

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