Ah, holiday traditions.
Familiar customs. Annual events.
Like that nephew who always breaks something valuable. The uncle who tells everyone what’s wrong with this country.
I’ve mentioned recently that at my lowest moments, despairing, I thought, “I wish I’d never been diagnosed.”
That’s not true, of course. Having an explanation for some of my challenges, an explanation that I can work with, has been hugely helpful.
In making our second PBS documentary, ADD & Mastering It!, Patrick McKenna and I share ADHD strategies we’ve found help with this mindset.
Some were strategies we learned after being diagnosed. Others were ones we had stumbled across before we knew what we were up against.
When I learned I had ADHD Google was a novelty, websites were primitive, Youtube and Facebook didn’t exist, and dinosaurs […]
For some reason I woke up early yesterday and didn’t do that thing I do so well to start my day—rolling over and falling back asleep for another two hours. Instead I found myself up and making breakfast long before anyone else had stirred. To be fair we were at a cottage and part of the pleasure of being up north is sleeping in.
But as I discovered…
So I’ve been blogging about how I, an ADHD adult, managed to train for a 368 mile/6 day bike rally in less than three months. Bearing in mind that I was out of shape, didn’t have a bike, hadn’t ridden in years, and the other 190 riders had been training for 6 weeks.
I pulled it off using the same strategies I’ve used to manage and even master my ADHD…