Does this ever happen to you? You have a task to do, but you don’t do it. Of course it has! Now, a tougher question; have you ever chosen a task that you really want to do, that you’re committed to complete because the results are desirable and one where you feel relatively confident you can accomplish, and yet still you can’t get started? When you think…
By Rick Green
I’ve stopped and started taking ADHD medication four times.
The first time I started was nearly 15 years ago.
The fourth time I started medication was yesterday.
Over the next month, I’ll tell the story of each start & stop. Each time I started was for a different reason. Each time I stopped was for a different reason.
But today, I want to talk about why I stopped taking medication the second time, and why I started again. Because it was the only time I succumbed to pressure and other people’s opinions.
By Rick Green
I used to suffer from ADHD.
Because I didn’t know that’s what it was.
Hard to win a wrestling match against an invisible opponent, if you don’t even realize you are in a wrestling match.
So I just suffered. Mostly in silence. Cause people got tired of hearing my problems, my excuses, my apologies…
You’ve always known you were different. Even in childhood. Ah, but why? Why does life seem so challenging? Maybe you’re just a dreamer, or restless, or impulsive? Maybe you’re creative or sensitive? What about the possibility of ADD/ADHD? Dare we mention that an estimated 5 out of 6 adults who qualify as ADD/ADHD have not been diagnosed? Deep down, they may suspect, “I might have a touch of that”, because they are struggling with one or more of Attention, Focus, Organizing, Prioritizing, Restlessness, Emotionality, Sensitivity, Distractibility, Procrastination, and Impulsivity…
BY LAURA MACNIVEN
Let’s start by saying that it can be really exhausting living with ADHD: for you and for your partner. When we depend on our executive functions to manage our jam-packed lives, we can quickly feel de-railed and impatient. The words frustration and overwhelm come to mind. So, none of these suggestions are easy. Just holding it together is often all you can handle, but here are a few things to keep in mind…