The key to not forgetting is getting stuff out of your head.
Being organized and having ADHD sometimes feels like oil and water.
One of the pillars of ADHD is impulsivity. And while in children that may manifest as being loud, disruptive, and annoying, for adults, it can affect finances.
What is mindfulness? How is it related to ADHD?
It can be challenging having a child with ADHD. It can be challenging being a parent with ADHD. It can be seemingly impossible to be a parent with ADHD who has a child with ADHD, let alone 6.
The longest I’ve ever worked at a job is 9 years. The next longest was 3 years. Beyond that, never more than a year. There have been at least twice where I’ve had 3 jobs in one year. And my jobs are rarely related.
I’ve talked a couple of times about tricks for remembering things (such as using reminders on my phone and making habits). Another tool I use to help me remember is physical objects.
After 45 years of having ADHD and not realizing, I’ve unknowingly developed coping strategies to help me function in productive ways.
In an effort to change our minds and to convince us to arrange for testing, our child would often give us examples of their behaviour that they thought were manifestations of their ADHD. We often responded in disagreement, saying such things as, “That behaviour is just normal. We did the same thing when we were your age.”
One area that I hyperfocus on is organization. It has helped me a lot as an adult. It helps me to remember appointments, accomplish tasks, follow up with assignments, and so on. As I developed my system over the years, I didn’t realize I was coping with ADHD; I just thought I was making sure […]