Growing up with ADHD does have quite a few challenges to say the least. Having ADHD can lead to some negative experiences in life. We struggles in so many areas of our lives. At school, at work, at home, in social situations. All this does affect our self esteem and we do doubt ourselves and our abilities to achieve things. And not necessarily in a good way.
However, as challenging as life can be with ADHD, we are capable of so much. Yes, having ADHD means that things are going to be a little harder, but we can still achieve things in life. We are worth it. We are valuable.
Here are a few things that I’ve learned: We are more than capable to get things done. There is no reason why we don’t deserve to be happy and successful in every aspect of our lives. Being hard on ourselves doesn’t help us or the people closest to us. We can get things done. It just means that we do them a little differently and it may take us a little longer than it would for others.
There are ways that can help us with our confidence.
- Focus on your strengths.
- Give yourself positive feedback.
- Get some help and support
- Don’t compare yourself to others
Working on your self-esteem and letting go of self-doubt takes time and won’t happen overnight. However, these are just somethings that can help. These are some strategies that I’ve used and help me gain confidence in myself. Find what works for you.
At the end of the day, self-doubt doesn’t help us in any way. Time to let it go.