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    ADHD/ADD

    Right Job with ADHD

    Finding the right job or career can be challenging for anyone, whether you have ADHD, learning disability, or a neurotypical. Some know exactly what they want to do, while others really aren’t sure at all. There are so many options and possibilities. As people with ADHD, we are pretty aware of what we struggle with. Disorganization, lack of focus (at times), difficulty with paying attention to detail, time management. Often times, these things are required. And this may stop us from going for the job that we are interested in. We may be nervous about being a nurse or lawyer, for example, because we know we will have to pay…

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    ADHD/ADD

    The trouble with sleep

    Many people struggle with sleep. It is certainly a problem for many. Many ADHDers struggle with this as well. It isn’t something that is overlooked a bit, but slowly links between ADHD and sleep disturbances are being seen. When it comes to sleep, there are a few things that ADHDers struggle with. We have a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up. At the moment, there are different theories as to why so many have difficulty sleeping. However, many adults with ADHD are talking about this, and researchers are looking more into this, in order to understand more about the cause and link between ADHD and sleep. At…

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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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    Self care

    Time for Myself

    As I mentioned in my post last week, I took some time away from certain things, such as this blog, for a few days. Life got busy, it took a lot out of me, and I need to take some time for myself. Realizing that I needed to rest, slow down a little for both myself and my family. However, there was a time when I couldn’t admit that I needed to rest, or take time for myself, or do anything for myself. Whether to myself or others, it wasn’t something that I could do. I felt that I would be a bit selfish, if I did. I couldn’t bring…

  • ADHD/ADD

    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…

  • Blog-related,  Self care

    Time Away

    It’s been a little while since I’ve had a post published. It’s been since the beginning of March. It’s been a good two weeks since my last post. I had some posts that I wanted to write, schedule and such. I wanted to spend time working on this blog. There were things that I wanted to do. Spending time away wasn’t something that I intended to do. It wasn’t in my plans. However, life got busy. My three kids had the first week of March off. That week was crazy busy. My girls were able to see some friends. Two of them also had a dentist appointment. Then there were…

  • 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,…

  • Growth/Personal Development,  Self care

    Being Kinder on Myself

    Over the last few months, I’ve really come to realize how important it is for me to take care of myself and make time for myself. While I’m taking time for myself, I’ve become more aware of my thoughts, what I’m telling myself, and such. Not all of which is positive. I was realizing that I could be hard on myself. I still held high standards for myself. The self talk going through my mind wasn’t always positive, and it was at least partially due to what I thought I should be doing, the amount of things I should be doing, and such. Needless to say, I wasn’t like it…