Category : strategies
Ah, holiday traditions. Every year, the familiar customs, gatherings, and celebrations.
Every year, seeing family… the cousin who always breaks something valuable. The uncle who tells everyone what’s wrong with this country. The sister-in-law who knows ADHD is crap and you just need to try harder.
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 […]