As we enter December and all the holidays that go with it, I want to talk about managing ADHD Symptoms over the holidays. The fall and winter have a lot of holidays, and with that comes all the fun and merriment, of course. However, I want to acknowledge that for many of us, this time … Continue reading Symptom Management over the Holidays
Stop Censoring Yourself
Many individuals with ADHD experience rejection sensitive dysphoria, or RSD. If you are unfamiliar, RSD is when you experience intense emotional pain due to feelings of rejection or failure. Because of the severity of the emotional pain, it can lead individuals to start censoring themselves in order to avoid the possible rejection entirely. What does … Continue reading Stop Censoring Yourself
What Even is “Lazy”?
I want to talk about being lazy. So many people are afraid of being accused of being lazy or feel guilt when they think their actions could be perceived as being lazy. It’s largely considered a negative trait in society today. But what even is it? When is someone actually being lazy? We may think … Continue reading What Even is “Lazy”?
A lot of people tell me that they often do not feel productive enough. I am guilty of feeling this way myself. Even when working on something already, a feeling can arise that tells you that you aren’t working hard enough or efficiently enough. When will enough be enough? Often times people are conditioned to … Continue reading Not Enough
Time blindness is a very common symptom in individuals with ADHD. I’ve talked about it before, and there’s a lot of factors that go into time blindness. One thing to ask yourself when it comes to time blindness is this: Where am I getting the information on how long it takes to do something from? … Continue reading Time Expectations
On a Scale of One to Ten…
A lot of times when we feel overwhelmed, at our worst, or generally feeling stuck, it can feel hard to get out of. In this state we tend to use vague language or all-or-nothing language. It’s easy to do without realizing it. This self-talk may feel like our only option, or we may not even … Continue reading On a Scale of One to Ten…
Exception to the Rule
Sometimes it feels like things “always” go wrong or “never” go right. We can think we may “always” feel crummy, and go down a rabbit hole of feeling powerless, stuck, or doomed forever. One tactic we can use to get out of this all or nothing thinking is to look for exceptions to this rule … Continue reading Exception to the Rule
This week I want to talk about something that intimidates many people both with and without ADHD: self-advocacy. Confrontation is intimidating for a lot of people. Even just speaking up can be a challenge. It requires you to tackle boundaries and people pleasing tendencies. Self-Advocacy is as hard as it is important. You might be … Continue reading Self-Advocacy
This week I would like to talk about how our environments can contribute to ADHD symptoms. Sometimes changing things in our environment can help mitigate ADHD symptoms. When I say environment, I don’t necessarily mean our ecosystems on a grand scale, I mean more of our home environments, work environments, school environments- places that you … Continue reading Environment
Benefits of the Bad Habits
We all have bad habits. There are things we should be doing instead of the things we are doing. We know what we’re doing isn’t good, but we can’t stop doing it. What’s up with that? We’re smart enough to be aware of what would be better for us to do, but we don’t always … Continue reading Benefits of the Bad Habits