• ADHD/ADD

    What if I fail?

    At some point, we all ask ourselves this question. It’s something a lot of us wonder. It’s something that does cross our minds. For those of us with ADHD, it happens to cross our minds so much more. We struggle so much that it leads us to being afraid of it. As ADHDers we tend to feel emotions quite intently. So that shame after we fail can be definitely hard for us. We understand that it’s not entirely our fault. We have an neuro developmental disorder that makes things easy for us to forget, get distracted and such. However we do still feel ashamed and bad that we do. We…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Morning routine

    Many of people out there benefit from having a routine in the morning. When you have ADHD, it can be quite challenging. It’s not always easy to stick to. Mainly because we struggle with executive functions, which means struggling with organization, time management and such. As much as we may dislike boring and mundane things, routines can be beneficial for both kids and adults with ADHD to get things done. I’ll admit that it does help having some kind of routine. Might not always like it, might struggle with some things, but it does help having some sort of routine in place. Here are some suggestions that can help getting…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Misconceptions

    Misconceptions

    This is a topic that I know I’ve written about before, and I’m sure other bloggers have as well. However, I feel that this topic is something that needs to be addressed. As you may have guessed, that topic is misconceptions. There are so many misconceptions out in the world, and not just about ADHD. There are misconceptions about so many things, like autism, mental health, abuse, eating disorders, just to name a few. I was talking to someone about ADHD in girls. I explained that girls were just as likely to have ADHD but we’re more likely to have the inattentive type, which would make it seem as though…

  • ADHD strength,  ADHD/ADD

    Perseverance

    In life, it can be so easy to focus on our mistakes, on the things we do wrong, things we struggle with, and such. When you have ADHD, these are pretty darn obvious. It’s hard to miss and so easy to focus on. Especially when these things are pointed out so much of the time. However, this post isn’t going to focus on any weaknesses and struggles of having an ADHD brain. People talk about it enough. Today’s topic is one of our strengths. A strength that many ADHDers have. It is something that I’ve noticed in myself and a strength that I am proud of. The strength? Perseverance. Yes,…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

    Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve learned a lot about ADHD/ADD, how it affects us, how it affects our lives, the good, the bad, just to name a few things. In this post, I’m going to discuss a topic that I’ve never written about before. A topic that I’ve heard of here and there over time, but never looked into or anything like that. Something that many with ADHD/ADD experience. And that is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)? Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) is the extreme discomfort and pain that will be triggered to being rejected or receiving criticism from someone close to the individual. It is…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Don’t tell me to try harder

    Kids and adults with ADHD/ADD deal with a lot. We hear a lot of different things. Some good, some not. Some are helpful, others really aren’t. Either way, we hear a lot of different things. One thing that so many of us have heard is this: “You need to try harder.” This is something that many of us hear, myself included. Granted, I haven’t heard it often and some hear it more often than I do, but it is still something that I’ve heard and it’s still something that ADHDers/ADDers hear more often that we may like. There are a few things that I want to clear up about “trying…

  • ADHD strength,  ADHD/ADD

    It’s not all bad

    Sometimes, it can be so easy to focus on the bad and the negative. No matter it might be in life, it can be so easy to just think about and focus on the bad things that may happen in our lives. When it comes to ADHD/ADD and you have it, it is no different. I have been guilty of focusing on the negatives of ADHD/ADD. However, it’s not all bad. There are some good things about having ADHD/ADD. There are some positives. For those of us who have ADHD/ADD, we can be curious. We tend to think outside the box. We tend to be quite creative and have quite…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Not just for kids

    When it comes to mental illnesses, or learning disabilities, and such, there are misconceptions. People have misconceptions. It can be easy to just assume or think certain things. It isn’t any different when talking about ADHD. There are myths and misconceptions about ADHD. One misconception/myth about ADHD is that it’s just kids who have it. That’s a disorder that only kids have. It is one of the biggest misconceptions out there. It is true that many kids out there have ADHD. One in 10 kids in the US have ADHD. That’s definitely a large number. It is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in children, according to CADDAC (Centre For ADHD…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Just Being Me

    For a long time, I tried to be “normal”, pretending that I don’t have ADHD/ADD, and even at times setting standards that were a little too high for me. Like many, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I think this is something that many of us feel at one point or another. And yes, I also compared myself to others. However, recently, I’ve come to realize something. Okay, maybe a few things. Everyone struggles with something, even those who may seem “normal” to me. We don’t always see the struggles that others experience and go through. Struggles are a part of life. Something that everyone goes through. Struggles…

  • ADHD/ADD

    It’s different for everyone

    I’ve learned a lot since I started this blog and reading/researching ADHD/ADD. There was a lot I didn’t realize about ADHD/ADD. One thing that I’ve learned is that, despite having standard symptoms, ADHD/ADD affects everyone differently. How my ADHD/ADD affects me is different from how it affects someone else with ADHD/ADD. Yes, we both ADHD/ADD, but our experiences with it and how it affects will differ. There are so many people in the world that have ADHD/ADD. We are aware how ADHD/ADD affects people, know the symptoms, and such. However, it’s not a one size fits all kinds of deal. Just because many suffer from ADHD/ADD, it doesn’t mean that…