• 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…

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    Seeing the positive in myself

    No matter who you are, you probably have heard some negative criticism at some point in your life. If you have ADHD, it seems like those negative comments/criticisms outweigh all the good stuff. I know that it seems like I’ve heard them so much. I’ve heard so much of it that it seems that I now have a harder time hearing the good things. I often expect the bad, and I have a difficult time seeing the good in me and hearing the good that others have to say. It sure hasn’t helped my self-esteem much. Recently I began changing things a bit. A few weeks ago, my husband said…

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    My struggles

    I’ll admit that this week hasn’t quite been the easiest. I have struggled. It has been hard. But these challenges and struggles haven’t been some that others can see. Let’s face it though, you can’t see ADHD, and so the struggles that we have to face aren’t always visible to others, who don’t have it. It can be really difficult to describe. There have been times, when I have forgotten to get all the information and had to go back and get all the information. I have overreacted a couple times, when I should have stayed calm, at times when most would probably stay calm. Forgotten to do something that…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Adults with ADHD/ADD

    As some may already know, ADHD/ADD affects both kids and adults alike. It’s not something that everyone may realize. Yes, it does usually start in childhood (whether it’s diagnosed or not), and in a lot of cases, continues on in adulthood. Not everyone outgrows their ADHD/ADD. I certainly didn’t. Apparently, about 2/3 of kids with ADHD/ADD have it as adults as well. Although the numbers may differ a little, it is still a consensus that quite a few individuals, who have ADHD/ADD as kids, become adults with it. So, the thought that kids will simply outgrow their ADHD/ADD isn’t always the case. Sure, some might, which is definitely great for…