Problems only people with ADHD understand

For a lighter spin on how ADHD plays out in your day-to-day life, we recommend checking out the Buzzfeed article 25 Problems only People with ADHD Understand. We find that the post helps put some humor into some otherwise frustrating symptoms. As a bonus, when you start recognizing even some of the items on the list, it can be a huge relief knowing you’re not the only one – other people understand your plight!

Be warned, there is a little bit of swearing peppered throughout the list. Nothing too inappropriate, but just be wary of your location when you open the link, and who you’re letting read it!

The battle between your present and future self

The TED talk below, presented by behavioural economist Daniel Goldstein, talks about a phenomenon those with an ADHD diagnosis will be particularly familiar with: The battle between your present and future self. The present self tends to think about the here-and-now – what’s right in front of you, the immediate gratification...

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When having ADHD feels like you’re living in your own Groundhog Day

ADHD and groundhog day In case you missed it, Monday February 2nd was Groundhog Day; a day where it is a groundhog’s job – in Ontario, Wiarton Willie – to tell us whether we’re in for another six weeks of winter (spoiler: Mr. Willie predicted an early spring for us this year).

Now, this might speak to the generation of the current writer, but when I hear “groundhog day” I rarely think of this tradition. More often than not, my mind immediately goes to the classic movie Groundhog Day...

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Greatest Hits: Our Series on ADHD and New Years Resolutions

image 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?...

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Greatest Hits: 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Making a New Year’s Resolution

image ADHD diagnosis or not, coming up with (and sticking to) New Year’s resolutions can be seriously tough.

If you’re starting to think about this year’s resolution, or have one in mind, please check out this “greatest hit” from 2011: 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Making a New Year’s ResolutionThis article is an oldie but a goody to help you rethink your approach to resolutions: let’s change things up this year and see some results!

Greatest Hits: Money Management and ADHD

image Money management can be particularly difficult when you have ADHD; menial tasks like filing taxes and paying bills on time can often feel like torture. Buying fun new toys becomes even more spontaneous (and creative). Sure, impulsivity can be a lot of fun, but it can also be tough on your partner and your pocket book.

In the wake of this holiday season, your finances might be looking a little rough for wear. If so, Money Management and ADHD: 7 Tips for Handling Family Finances is a great starting point for you. Originally posted in 2010, we highly recommend checking it out to help you get in the mindset to get a better handle on your money!