• Mental Health

    Taking care of myself

    During the month of August, I wasn’t really active with my blog. I didn’t work a lot on my side hustle. I didn’t spend much time interacting with others on social media, or promoting my blog or side hustle, or much of anything like that. Why? Why was I not doing these things? Because it got to the point where I was tired, emotionally and physically. I couldn’t do it. I didn’t want to quit, but I needed to stop and reflect. And that’s what I did. How did it happen? How did I get here? Well, it’s fairly simple. Since the beginning of March, I had been waking up…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    Don’t compare

    Here’s something that I’m sure many people do, or have done, whether you have ADHD, or not. Maybe not everyone does this, but I’m sure that many have done this at one point or another. At times, it can be quite easy to do. Comparing ourselves to others. You might compare yourself to a coworker, to another parent, to a friend, to someone successful, and the list goes on. As someone with ADHD, we do struggle with so many things that it can be so easy to compare ourselves to others. Or even ask ourselves why we can’t complete a task that is just so simple most can accomplish within…

  • Mental Health

    Moment of anxiety

    Recently, I had a moment of anxiety. It has been something that I have dealt with before and for the most part I have been able to keep it under control and to a minimum. I know the triggers and I have been able to manage them well over the years. However, recently, I was faced with quite the panic attack. It has been quite some time since I have felt anxiety like that. My heart was racing, I was scared, worried, I could stop thinking about the worse case scenario, I was short of breath. It’s been a while since it got to this point. To the point where…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    Not letting shame get the better of me

    I’m sure that we’ve all experienced shame at one point or another. It is one of those emotions that may come up every once in a while. However, it seems that, if you have ADHD, shame seems to have a way of creeping up a bit more often. It seems that a lot of people with ADHD do face shame more often than individuals with neurotypical brains. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgot something or failed or whatever and felt so ashamed. Why couldn’t I be like other moms? Why can’t I have a neurotypical brain? Why do I struggle so much at simple tasks? I must…

  • Emotional Health,  Mental Health

    Self-doubt

    There are always times when we all doubt ourselves. We question whether we can do or achieve something. I think it is normal for everyone. It happens. However, it seems that for those of us with ADHD/ADD we may do so perhaps a little more often. At least, I imagine that this may be the case. I know that I do doubt myself quite a bit. Sometimes, a little more than others. Lately it has been one of those times when I have doubted myself a little more than others. I wonder if I can make things work. I wonder if I can work from home and take care of…

  • Emotional Health,  Mental Health,  Self care

    Time to think about self-care

    Let’s face it, our lives can be busy. There’s no denying it. There’s definitely a lot to do in a day. It is exhausting for anyone. It is difficult sometimes to have to juggle work, school, family life, and anything else we may have going on in our lives. This may not be much of a surprise. For those with ADHD/ADD, this is true as well. However, there is a slight difference. Having ADHD/ADD can be exhausting all on its own. Not only are we trying to juggle everything in our day-to-day lives, like everyone else, but we are also trying to make sure we’re focusing on what we’re supposed…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    I don’t know if I can do this

    Let’s face, we all go through difficult times and wonder if we can do it. We all go through periods when our self-esteem is low. It happens to a lot of us. However, for those of us with ADHD/ADD, it is slightly different. Our self-esteem is affected differently from those who don’t have ADHD/ADD. Poor self-esteem is certainly an issue for many kids with ADHD/ADD. And perhaps even for adults with ADHD/ADD. We struggle with so much. We struggle at school, at work, with chores at home. We struggle socially. We struggle with so many things, and it is no wonder that sometimes our self-esteem does suffer. Maybe saying ‘sometimes’…

  • Mental Health

    ADHD/ADD and Anxiety

    I have dealt with anxiety for a long time. Nothing major or anything. Most days, I can manage my anxiety before it gets the better of me. But there have been times, when it did get the better of me. Recently, anxiety has gotten the better of me. One night, I just cried. I was just so anxious that I did need to cry a little. Then, a few nights, I cried a good part of the evening, felt so low, worried, and ended up having an anxiety attack. Yeah, my anxiety came back, and I couldn’t calm it down. I won’t go into the details of what happened, why…