• Mental Health,  Self care

    Being Self-Compassionate

    ADHDers hear a lot of criticism and nagative comments throughout their life. Usually starting as kids. It can be easy to internalize it and we can become our own worse critic and judge. We become very self-critical. It also becomes easy to feel less deserving or worthy than our neurotypical peers, who don’t seem to be struggling nearly as much, in our view. ADHD can also amplify our emotions and our self-doubt, and when it happens, it can be challenging to see the big picture. None of this is good for our mental health. Whether it comes from others or ourselves, there is no benefit to this negativity, criticism, or…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Comorbid,  Mental Health

    ADHD and Depression

    ADHDers often struggle with another condition on top of their ADHD. I have looked at ADHD and anxiety in a previous post. However these aren’t the only two co-existing conditions that ADHDers struggle with. ADHDers may also struggle with depression. Depression is more than just having the occasional blues or bouts of sadness. Depression is a feeling of sadness, loneliness, emptiness and despair that lasts for more that two weeks. People with depression lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. It affects your ability to do things at home, at work, and other aspects of your day-to-day life. Considering all the struggles that ADHD can bring, it is no…

  • 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…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Too many distractions

    Anyone can get distracted sometimes. Many would say that this is normal, and that most, if not everyone, can get distracted by one thing or another. I’m sure we can agree on this. However, if you’re someone with ADHD, it’s a whole different ball game. When you have ADHD, getting distracted happens all the time, everyday. No matter where you are, what you’re doing, there is a good chance you might get distracted by one thing or another. You could be having an interesting conversation with someone, when a branch moving outside may grab our attention and distract us from the conversation. We could be at the office, focused on…

  • 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…