• meditating with candles and incense
    Self care

    Doing some meditation

    Meditation has been around for quite some time. I’m sure we’ve all heard of it, to say the least. Some of you reading this may even practice meditation. There are definitely quite a few benefits to meditation. I’m sure you can think of a few ways it can be beneficial. For those of us with ADHD, the thought of sitting still, turning off our thoughts, and meditating might be scary and feel impossible. Trust me, I used to think this. I honestly didn’t think that I could meditate. I knew the benefits, but didn’t think that I’d be good at it, like many others with ADHD. However, whatever we may…

  • food and drinks on blanket prepared for picnic in countryside
    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…

  • Women/Moms with ADHD

    Moms need a break

    As moms, our life can be hectic and chaotic. There’s always something to do, or someone who needs our help/attention, just to name two things that we need to do on a daily basis. As rewarding as it can be, and as much as we may enjoy it, it can also be just as exhausting. It’s so easy to put our family’s needs ahead of our own, and have an easy time putting our needs aside a lot of the time. However, in order for us to do all that needs to be done and be there for our family, we also need to make some time for us. We…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • Self care

    Self Love is Important

    So, this week, I want to talk a little bit of self love. So many people struggle with their image of themselves and celebrating who they are. If you read my last post, you’ll know that it’s taking me a long time to accept myself, my ADHD, and who I am. I do realize that there are others out there, who are in a similar situation. Now, take a minute and think about how you see yourself and how you view yourself. Are you confident? Do you have low self-esteem? Do you have positive views of yourself, or negative? For a long time, I wasn’t confident. I didn’t have positive…

  • Self care

    Meditation, my ADHD, and me

    Meditation can be a good way to relax and relieve stress and anxiety. It can help anyone. And, if you have ADHD/ADD, there are definitely some added benefits. It can help us calm our thoughts, and calm our hyperactivity, just to name a few. I have found out that it is beneficial for us in more ways that one. It can be an alternative to medication. Or something to help, when you use medication. Over the last few weeks, I have done some meditation of my own. Whether it’s doing it while dropping off my son at daycare, or whether it’s just as I’m settling down for bed, I will…

  • 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…