By Additude Editors It takes someone about three months to form a habit, whether they have ADHD or not. The best way to form a habit is to create a “ritual” – an activity or set of activities that you keep doing the same way. Say you’re always losing your keys in your house because you put […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tyler Tervooren Self-doubt is a special kind of hell. A small failure makes you question yourself and your abilities and, next thing you know, you feel like you aren’t good enough or smart enough to do anything. And that’s about the time you stop trying. We’ve all been there but, not everyone handles it the same […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jeff Barton I’ve struggled with self-doubt for decades. I doubted myself, my looks, my ability, everything. I was never enough. And my choices reflected that self-doubt. I also let self-doubt stop me from pursuing the things I wanted. It held me back from being who I wanted to be. Who I am. The self-doubt […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elaine Atwell When I was eight years old, I was diagnosed with severe ADHD. I was a pretty classic case: painfully disorganized and distractible, a gifted student in subjects that captured my attention, and an abysmal student in everything else. While my ADHD has changed in the 20 years since my diagnosis (I no […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. John has always had a problem with procrastination. In the 3rd grade it was the proverbial science project due on Monday that was being assembled at 10:00 on Sunday night. In college it was the 15-page paper done at 3 am the day it was due. Now it is deadline for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Casey Dixon Auld Lang Syne has been sung, the champagne corks have been popped and the ball has dropped. The New Year has arrived and maybe you’re starting to think about your New Year’s resolutions. What goals would you like to achieve this year? How will you move past thinking about those goals to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Nancy Ratey, Ed.M. Eager to get going on your new exercise regimen? Once you start seeing results, you’ll find it easier to change your eating habits, as well. Over the years, Boston-based ADHD coach Nancy Ratey has helped dozens of clients develop and stick with exercise programs. Here are six stick-to-it strategies that she […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Brett Harrington Others’ nagging words do not control you. Stop thinking so much about what you should do, says this ADHD coach — and start thinking instead about what you can do. As adults with ADHD, we sometimes sabotage our best intentions when we compensate for weakness in follow-through by nagging ourselves, or playing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Judith Kolberg People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience time and time management differently than people without ADHD. Rather than a series of discrete moments following one another in predictable fashion, people with ADHD sense time as one long NOW. That’s great when it comes to solving problems and handling crises — and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Do daily frustrations and annoyances push your adult ADHD to the brink? Are you guilty of angry outbursts? Getting stressed and upset rarely helps — and often hurts your relationships in the process. So here are expert tips on ADHD anger management that can help anyone — with or without ADHD. Know What […]Continue Reading... No Comments.