Last weekend was the end of the month of October, which ended with some kids going trick or treating for Halloween. On Monday, we woke up to a new month. November has arrived. The time seems to have gone rather quickly, in my opinion.
I do have to say that I am a bit sad to see October end. I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. And I’ve come to enjoy seeing the leaves changing and such. I really do enjoy the month of October. Although I may not always be a fan of November, there is one good thing about this month, which is my eldest’s birthday.
Either way, it’s a new month. And I can help but do some reflection.
I reflect on the last month, how I felt it went, what I may like to change, how I feel/have felt, and things of that nature. I feel that some months go better than others, but I’m sure that’s normal for most, if not all, of us.
Like many with ADHD, I used to hold myself to neurotypical standards and be so hard on myself for the smallest of mistakes or things I could have done better or things I did wrong.
However, I have learned that I can’t hold myself to neurotypical standards because my brain doesn’t work the same way as someone with a Neurotypical brain.
I’ve spending time learning about ADHD, being realistic with myself and what I expect of me, and making sure I make time for myself. These are all important things to do.
Learning about ADHD helps me know how my brain works and what is and isn’t helpful for me. Making time for me helps me recharge and be in a better position to take care of my family, for instance.
So I don’t know what the rest of November will bring, but I’ll be continuing to do these things as much as I can.
Reflecting on the month is such a good idea. I do it too.
Sometimes, it’s nice to just look back.