• ADHD/ADD

    More than just attention issues

    So, my last few posts haven’t been ADHD related, and now may a good time to write about it. Something that maybe not all people with neurotypical brains understand about ADHD is that having ADHD is more than just attention issues. Or even being hyperactive. There’s quite a bit more to it that that. Sure, they may be the slightly more obvious or well-known aspects of ADHD. However, having ADHD affects so much more. As ADHDers, we struggle with a lot more than just attention issues and hyperactivity, which are only two components of it. ADHDers can be impulsive (whether it’s purchases or interrupting someone), will often misplace or lose…

  • ADHD/ADD

    I am more than just someone with ADHD

    Growing up, my ADHD wasn’t much discussed. I remember having very few discussions with my parents about it. Even now, I don’t talk much about it other than occasionally with my husband and through this blog. I am 32, was diagnosed 20 years ago, and I’ve never addressed it much. Never really asked my parents questions about it, or anything like that. My way of dealing with it for the most part has just been avoiding it. And I know it’s not the healthiest way of dealing with it, or accepting it. I didn’t want to be labeled as someone with ADHD, and I just wanted to be like everyone…

  • Uncategorized

    Wait, what was I doing?

    For those who don’t have ADHD, it may be easy to focus on tasks, whether at work, or school, or a chore at home, or any other activity that may require a lot of attention for long periods of time. It may not be an issue. Not much of a problem. However, for those of us who do have ADHD, it is quite the opposite. We have a difficult time focusing. We are very easily distracted. And this happens every day. All the time. Or most of the time, to say the least. Let’s face it, distractibility is one of the main symptoms of ADHD. Most of us know this.…

  • ADHD/ADD

    ADHD and Focus. Really?

    I know what some of you might be thinking. How could this make sense? We all know that one of the main problems that individuals with ADHD/ADD face is easily distracted and a difficult time focusing on tasks for a long period of time. And yes, you would still be right. Focusing on a task is quite a challenge for an ADHDer/ADDer. Especially when the task isn’t interesting and is quite dull. These tasks can (and often do) go unfinished. Cleaning and organizing, for instance, can be a challenge for ADHDers/ADDers, such as myself. I can’t speak for everyone, but I can say that tasks such as these aren’t my…