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…
Alarm bells were ringing, “I have a mental illness?” No, I have a mindset that is different from most people, and I’ve always had it.
Until I knew that I qualified as ADHD I struggled. The limits it put on me were invisible. I knew I was screwing up. But not always. I was inconsistent, but not consistently. Even my unreliability was unreliable.
Now, looking back, I’ve had a kind of epiphany and it has to do with structure, habits, organization…
Recently diagnosed with ADHD? I want to offer three ‘truths’ you should know. Had I been told these things 17 years ago, when I was first diagnosed, I would have avoided a lot of upset and frustration. And I’m big on avoiding upset and frustration.
By Rick Green
I’ve written a lot about my emotional ups and downs. As Dr. Kathleen Nadeau notes in our video on emotional sensitivity, it sometimes seems as if every emotion comes with the word ‘Very’ in front of it…
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