ADHDers like me live in the now. It’s not that we don’t like to plan ahead. It’s just that when we put things on the back burner, we tend to forget about them until they boil over. And then it’s time to reach for the kitchen wipes…
Breaking up is usually hard to do. But for Adult ADHDers, the curtain comes down on love so frequently that we often spend an entire relationship just wondering when it will end. Sometimes we ADHDers need to offer ourselves the same understanding we ask of others.
Sometimes an ADHDer takes a look at the responsibilities, tasks, and to-do items on their plate and freezes like a deer in oncoming headlights. When you have a brain that’s hard-wired to help you remember past failure, the hardest thing in the world can be taking a single step forward.
It’s not so much paying attention that’s the problem for us ADDers. The real impossible dream tends to be stopping ourselves form paying attention to less important tasks so we can focus on issues that really count.
Here’s a tidbit you’ll never hear on Oprah: a spiritual awakening can be the biggest pain in the ass. Especially for attention-hungry, emotionally grasping, codependently needy bloggers like me. Because when you get right down to it, enlightenment doesn’t equal recovery.
I’m willing to bet money the Mad Hatter had Attention Deficit Disorder. Anyone who’s eternally ‘late for a very important date’ definitely has issues with time management, one of the major symptoms of ADD.