No one said Adult ADHD was easy. That’s for damn sure. To those who say it’s a gift, I shake my head and cringe inside. Every single codydramol inch of me cringes through such a general, one-size-fits-all statement, horrified. However, I’m a “glass half full” kind of guy by default, thank God. That has saved my life many, many times during this intense, emotional journey.
As you get to know me, you’ll quickly get the impression that I say it like I feel it. I’m not concerned with political correctness, nor am I trying to please anyone – I’m simply stating the absolute truth from my own eyes, mind and heart in the journey I’m on. It seems to be catching on fast, with over 100,000 Twitter friends built in just a year and a half. I also have a book on the way, but that’s a ways away just yet, since editing is a painstaking process.
Here’s the point for today:
We’ve all got our own unique abilities. Whether you look at Adult ADHD treatment as something you might need in the form of therapy, medication and through daily structure or you simply go with the flow, you and I can both thrive when we minimize our challenging behaviors/thought patterns and focus on personal growth. I don’t mean changing the world overnight, either. Nope. I’m referring to daily focus on knowing where we can improve, seeking out solutions like therapy (which keeps me in balance, big-time), medication (if we feel we could use it to be more stable) and other things like fitness, creative outlets, mindfulness – all that stuff. That’s really where “the rubber meets the road” in your life. If you want to live better, you’ll summon the courage to dig deep and be brave. Once you take the first step, wow do the doors begin to open to you. Again – baby steps….
I read so many Adult ADHD treatment articles that seem simple, have 3 to 5 steps in them, and they usually aren’t even written by someone who actually has Adult ADHD in the first place! I decided a year and a half ago that I’d had enough of those “cookie-cutter” posts – it was time to put myself out there for others to see, read about, and be inspired by. After a recent crash where I deleted my whole flipping blog due to a panic attack, I’m back with more wisdom, better medication (that is working wonders, thank God!) and a new outlook on this whole venture for Adult ADHD awareness. I’m putting my money where my mouth is – baby steps, not taking on any more than I can handle, being gentle on myself and not caring about pleasing everyone anymore.
What a waste of time THAT was…I’m not here for nay-sayers. I block them fast and move on. I have a job to do, and many to inspire through my own story and lessons to help them live better, one second at a time.
I came from tragedy and ultimate pain, so I know what I’m talking about. Enough about me, though. Subscribe to this blog and stay tuned as I unwrap thousands of real-life lessons for living with Adult ADHD (and co-existing conditions such as the mood disorder I also have), one day at a time.