• ADHD/ADD

    Money, money, money

    For ADHDers. managing our finance can be a real challenge. It is something that most of us struggle with. We may forget to pay a bill, or buy things impulsively, or difficulty saving, just to give you some examples. Adults with ADHD also tend to earn less than their neurotypical counterparts. Many have difficulty with employment. Let’s face it, managing our finances is very tedious and uninteresting. When this is the case, those of us with ADHD tend to avoid it. Due to how our brain is wired, we struggle with executive functions. Since managing our finances does require some organization, this makes it difficult to manage our finances. So,…

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    Focus What You Do Well

    For those of us with ADHD, it can be so easy to focus on our struggles, or on the things we can’t do well and should be able to do. It’s what so many people tend to focus on, whether it’s us or those around us. We are aware of our struggles. We will often hear people talk about it and have to hear their criticisms. It is a challenge for ADHDers. Especially when we know our struggles and still expect ourselves to do the same as others, who don’t necessarily have ADHD. We may try to hold ourselves to neurotypical standards, because often times, that’s what we’re expected to…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Asking for Help

    Many of us may remember our parents telling us that it’s okay to ask for help. That there’s nothing wrong with needing help and asking for it. My parents were always there to help when I needed it and knew I could ask for help if I needed it. However, when you have ADHD, this is a little different. Those of us with ADHD may have a harder time asking for help. We may try to manage on our own. We sometimes aren’t sure where to even look or where to start. It can be difficult to admit we need help. Especially if it’s something that we feel we should…

  • ADHD/ADD

    For those with a late diagnosis

    There are some with ADHD that are able to get an early diagnosis. Some get it in their childhood. I was one of them. I was 12 when I got my diagnosis. I was able to get early on in my life. However, it’s not the case for everyone with ADHD. Some only get their official diagnosis as adults, in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s. Over the last few years, it’s something that I’ve learned. When it comes to getting our diagnosis (much like a lot of other things), we are all different and we get it at different stages in our lives for various reasons. I didn’t realize this…

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    ADHD/ADD

    ADHD Awareness Month 2021

    Today is the first day of October. This may mean different things for different people. For some, it means the start of ADHD awareness month. A month dedicated to sharing information about ADHD, to educate, and sharing science-based information. Granted for anyone with ADHD, like myself, we do have to live with it everyday, not just in October. However, I am grateful that this is taking place and has been for a number of years. I am happy that people are taking the time to share information about ADHD and some are taking time to learn. So this is definitely a good time to share and learn. Whether we know…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Comorbid,  Mental Health

    ADHD and Depression

    ADHDers often struggle with another condition on top of their ADHD. I have looked at ADHD and anxiety in a previous post. However these aren’t the only two co-existing conditions that ADHDers struggle with. ADHDers may also struggle with depression. Depression is more than just having the occasional blues or bouts of sadness. Depression is a feeling of sadness, loneliness, emptiness and despair that lasts for more that two weeks. People with depression lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. It affects your ability to do things at home, at work, and other aspects of your day-to-day life. Considering all the struggles that ADHD can bring, it is no…

  • ADHD/ADD

    ADHD and Perfectionism

    Many may not think of or associate perfectionism with ADHD. However, many people with ADHD are perfectionists. With all the things that we’ve been told we do wrong or missed or didn’t do well enough, it can be easy for those with ADHD to want to do things perfectly. However, perfectionism can backfire, especially when trying to achieve perfectionism with things that don’t require it. We may miss a deadline, or not do something we would do. Other things in our lives may be neglected. It can be difficult to not strive for perfection, especially since individuals with ADHD don’t want to disappoint others, want to avoid criticism as much…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Often Switching Jobs

    Getting fired and/or changing jobs a few times happen to many people. It’s definitely not uncommon for them to happen. It may not happen often or to everyone, but it does happen. However, when ADHD is involved, it changes things quite a bit. Many adults with ADHD struggle when it comes to employment. Surveys have been done, comparing ADHD vs non ADHD employment topics. It shows that only about half of those with ADHD are able to hold down a job. About three quarters of non ADHD adults are able to do the same. It also seems that ADHD adults are more likely to earn less than non ADHD adults…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Social Struggles

    As humans, we’re social beings. At one point the large majority of humans, I would imagine, feel the need to interact with others. It’s just part of life for as us as humans. However, in some cases, some people struggle with social interaction for various reasons. Social interaction is something that kids and adults with ADHD do struggle with. Individuals with ADHD struggle making friends and interacting with peers from an early age. It’s not to difficult to understand why this is the case. Kids and adults with ADHD struggle with impulse control, picking up social cues, easily get distracted or bored during conversations, going off topic, becoming overwhelmed and…

  • ADHD strength,  ADHD/ADD

    Focusing on the wrong thing

    When it comes to ADHD, it is so easy to focus on the negative, the challenges, and the struggles of having this type of brain. It’s something that I have been guilty of doing. I’m sure I’m not the only one with ADHD who has focused on the negative side of this disorder. It can be so easy to forget about the good aspects of having ADHD. The positives can be overshadowed by all the struggles that comes with ADHD. Since starting this blog, learning more about ADHD, reading about it, and listening to podcasts about ADHD, I’ve been learning about the good things about this condition, becoming more aware…