“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we actually are.”
- Brene’ Brown
One of the essential pieces of thriving with ADHD is the acceptance of ADHD. Learning what ADHD is and more specifically how it affects you. Let’s be honest, this is not always easy to recognize!
Many people, first come to me thinking they need to be fixed. They want to make the ADHD challenges go away, I get it, but accepting ADHD is understanding the challenges aren’t going away, but you can learn how to accommodate for them to make your life less frustrating!
The truth is… You are not broken.
There’s also a lot of interest in how other people do things. I get it, the grass always looks greener on the other side.
The truth is… The only way that matters is what works for you.
Your ADHD symptoms are not who you are as a person. For example, say you are running late to a lunch date, the reason is not because you don’t care, it’s because you got distracted or something took you longer than you expected.
ADHD is not an excuse to be late but it is an explanation.
In accepting your ADHD, you will know this scenario is likely to happen, so next time set up an accommodation for yourself. Set a couple of alarms to notify you when it’s almost time to go and then another one, when it is time to go.
Your goal in thriving with ADHD is not to fit into a square hole when you are a circle.
Your goal is to figure out how to manage your ADHD when it shows up and doing what’s right for you and only you.
Keep Being You!
Thank you for your time and attention!