Are you always late for everything? Despite your best intentions, do you find yourself losing track of time and missing appointments? Or frustrating your friends? Or getting bad performance reviews because of tardiness?
We often talk about ADHD and acceptance: acceptance of your diagnosis and symptoms as a way to move forward. Acceptance means understanding your brain, and coming to terms with how it works. Having ADHD is a different way of thinking and being, and that's OKAY.
Without acceptance of ADHD, it's hard to make changes. So what gets in the way of this crucial process? Here are a few possibilities:
Disorganization is a common and often debilitating ADHD symptom. As part of this, many ADHD adults struggle to keep their physical space organized. Their home is messy, or they have giant piles of paperwork all over their desks. As you can imagine, this can waste a lot of time, and sometimes even money to deal with. Being chronically disorganized also takes up a lot of mental energy. A disorganized environment can fuel a disorganized mind.
Getting organized - and staying organized - is not always (or ever) a fun task. But, as difficult as it can be, ADHD adults thrive with structure and organization. It's a necessary - and beneficial - part of life.
ADHD and New Years Resolutions – oil and water. Perhaps this is an exaggeration, but if you have an ADHD diagnosis, it might feel like this comparison is pretty accurate!
This is the time of year when people emerge from the blur of the holidays, and start thinking: Now is time to make a big change. What better time to start something new than at the beginning of a new year?
We’re not sure if you’ve noticed lately, but the holidays are here. Yes, Christmas is all around us, Kwanzaa is approaching, the Menorah will be lit soon enough. Even if you don’t have a specific holiday that you celebrate, the holidays can’t be avoided.
Don’t get us wrong, we here at Springboard Clinic view this as an awesome fact. We’re all for parties, yummy treats, and spending quality time with our friends and families during this time of year. But…
…there can a dark side to the holidays.