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    ADHD/ADD,  Emotional Health

    Emotional Dysregulation

    Individuals with ADHD tend to feel emotions more intensely than those who don’t have ADHD. It also seems that not only do we feel more deeply, but we also struggle with regulating our emotions. Many with ADHD, both kids, teens and adults, often have difficulty controlling their anger, frustration, and other emotions. We feel both positive and negative emotions very intensely and sometimes we can’t control our outbursts of emotions. This emotional (dys)regulation is often overlooked. Perhaps because we focus more on the more common/well-known symptoms of ADHD, like poor memory, hyperactivity, and distractibility. Several researches are starting to show the connection between ADHD and emotional regulation. It seems to…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Knowing to Listen while having ADHD

    Listening to what others say can be difficult at times. Especially if we’re not interested in the conversation, what is being said, and such. I would imagine that this happens to many from time to time. When you have ADHD, listening is challenging, as we have a difficult time focusing. So this doesn’t come easily for us. During conversation, it’s easy for us to start thinking of other things and miss part of what the other person or people have said. It can be so easy for us to get distracted. As hard as it may be to focus during a conversation, or to talk non stop, or any other…

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    ADHD/ADD

    My Story with ADHD

    This is something that I haven’t really discussed in length. Yes, I mention it a bit on the About Me and Home pages, but I don’t go in depth. I feel as though I just brush the surface a little bit. So, today, in this post, I want to go a little more in depth and talk a little bit more about my story with this. I want to start before I got diagnosed with ADHD, Inattentive type. The best place to start is the end of elementary school (Grades 5 & 6), as this is a time I remember fairly well, before getting my diagnosis. I really remember struggling…

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    Just being me

    Here’s something that I’ve struggled with for a long time, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has. I know it can be something difficult to do. As someone with ADHD, I struggle with everyday things, tasks that many people don’t. Things I wish came easy to me. It’s been so easy for me to focus on the negative aspects of having an ADHD brain. It’s something that I’ve done for so long. Too long. And it’s not healthy. It’s something that I didn’t realize I was doing until the last couple of years, give or take, and it’s something that I’ve been working on changing. Instead of…

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    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…

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    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/Myths

    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…

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    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,  Emotional Health

    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…

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    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…