Blackdog, thank you so much for sharing! Since my diagnosis a few months back, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. I’ve been going through a grieving process: Why did it take sooooo long to figure this out?!? I want my time back – I’ve been robbed!
Man, I was feeling low! Demoralized, deprived, depressed. I didn’t want to talk to anyone about it (I didn’t think non-ADDers would understand anyway), but I read somewhere that it’s important for ADHDers/ADDers to remember the good things and aaaaaallllllll those times we’ve been resilient. This could be done through a:
– Gratitude Journal. For those of us who need to get things out of our heads and onto paper, a Gratitude Journal is a way to remind ourselves of the good things in our lives. It’s suggested that we write in the journal before going to bed. As Seabassd noted, we move forward but sometimes it’s hard for us to see this – by writing things down, it helps us to see for ourselves the progress we’ve made. Blackdog, since you express yourself by writing – and you’re a good writer, by the way 🙂 – maybe this is something right up your alley?
Another thing I’m trying to do these days is to reach out more (not an easy thing for me to do!). I’ve taken a step towards finding a:
– ADHD/ADD Coach. I’ve checked out the Coaches link on this website and have sent a few e-mails to find a coach. There are even some coaches-in-training that are willing to do this pro-bono!
I’m also keeping my eyes open for online ADD resources. Recently, I came across:
– ADD Audio Library (http://www.addaudiolibrary.com). They have tons of podcasts and webinars, including one on “Getting a Good’s Night Sleep Despite Your ADD”.
Blackdog, please know that you’re not alone. We’re all in this together. Thank you for your courage in posting. It truly makes a difference!
Laila xoREPORT ABUSE