By Rick Green
Which aspect of your ADHD do you dislike the most? Which trait, or if you prefer, ‘symptom’, does the most damage?
It’s a valuable question to ask. For several reasons.
One payoff for identifying the trait that undermines you the most? It requires you to focus, and you won’t drown in good intentions, trying to manage every symptom at once. (A recipe for overwhelm as I found out after when first diagnosed.)
Another payoff? Mastering the bugaboo that most sabotages you…
The beginning of school is a huge transition for everyone involved, but especially for children who have ADHD. As teachers of children with a range of attention difficulties, we’d like to share with you some strategies we use to make this transition go as smoothly as possible.
Sleep. Ah, glorious sleep. According to my FitBit I actually got well over the recommended 8 hours of sleep… once in the last two weeks. If I add in the naps I take, I’m probably getting 8 hours at least twice a week. Today was the first day since New Years that I was up before 8:00. My alarm normally goes off at 7:10 and I’m doing yoga by 7:20. Usually. Ideally. Mostly.
Many adults with ADHD have found success. They soar. They love what they do, and they do it well. Finding the right career can make all the difference for an adult with ADHD or ADD. What is the right career? One that plays your strengths and allows you to hand off the things you don’t do well.