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TiddlerMemberAugust 7, 2011 at 8:49 amPost count: 802
Caper, have you always felt like that? I’m hoping I’ll get to that stage. At the moment I feel like it’s held me back, given me endless years of stress and confusion and made everything 3 times harder than it seems to be for most people.
I like that I’m spontaneous and being chaotic myself means that I’m good with little kids. I’m glad that I can be distracted by a brightly coloured bird or that I’ll stop to feel the wind on my face. But the truth is that the spontaneity means that I go to the cat rescue for a kitten and come back with 5 of them, or my son asks for a fish and I buy 5 fish tanks! The chaos that makes me popular with the kids drains me and I end up exhausted when I try to sift through the rubble. And the brightly coloured bird I stop to watch means I’m 30 minutes late for work.
I’m new to this, and as yet undiagnosed, and if it is ADHD I’m going to be so happy because it all makes sense of my chaotic, confusing life and I’ll be very comfortable with an ADHD diagnosis. I don’t want to change who I am, but I do recognise that, whatever the problem has been, it has been a major one that has made my life an uphill struggle.
I absolutely agree though that it should be up to the individual to decide whether they find positives in their ADHD – and I certainly hope that I’ll get to that stage.REPORT ABUSE
TiddlerMemberAugust 6, 2011 at 10:00 pmPost count: 802
From what I can see, there is lots that is great about every person who has ADHD (or any other difference) but that doesn’t mean there is anything positive about their ADHD.REPORT ABUSE
TiddlerMemberAugust 6, 2011 at 12:35 pmPost count: 802
Thanks again. (Wish I’d found out about all this 30 years ago!)REPORT ABUSE
TiddlerMemberAugust 6, 2011 at 10:45 amPost count: 802
That’s great. Thank you for putting the time in to help. I’m looking forward to making these steps.REPORT ABUSE
TiddlerMemberAugust 5, 2011 at 10:30 pmPost count: 802
Also, I want to do it because I thought it might help me be more ‘present’, since I thought the comment on one of the videos that I can’t find my keys because I wasn’t there when I put them down rang true.REPORT ABUSE
TiddlerMemberAugust 4, 2011 at 10:25 pmPost count: 802
Great idea. Thanks.
I bought a(nother) diary last week plus a book to write my ‘to do’ lists in and one for general ‘stuff’ that I scribble on the back of my hand.
I can’t find any of them.
White boards on the walls make a lot of sense.REPORT ABUSE