• ADHD strength

    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 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…

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    ADHD strength

    The Curious Side of ADHD

    As it’s easy to focus on the negative side of ADHD, we tend to forget the good that having ADHD can bring to our lives. There are definitely some positive aspects to having this neurodiverse brain. Being curious is one strength and positive trait to having ADHD. Sure, you can be curious and not have ADHD, but it seems as though many with ADHD are quite curious and inquisitive. It is a common trait among the ADHD community. Being curious and inquisitive is really all about wanting to learn more about a topic that is interesting to the person in question. It could be about so many different things. The…

  • 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 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…

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    Oh shoot! Where did the time go?

    I know I’ve been very quiet the last few weeks, and I’m sad to see how little I’ve been able to post on this blog over the last few months. I feel like I’ve definitely neglected this blog, which was something I never wanted to do. When I first started this blog, I had committed to post at least once a week. Well, the last few months have shown that things didn’t go quite as I had planned. I have definitely dropped the ball and not managed my time well at all. There are various things going on in my life, and I have definitely struggled to make time to…