12 Things You Don't Know About Me and My ADHD
What's it like having ADHD? I feel like a master of illusion. Iâ€™ll convince you I've got everything under control, but beneath the surface I hide anxiety, depression, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy that even treatment can't erase.
1. I am My Own Worst Enemy
I teeter daily between self-confidence and self-doubt; never sure which one will win. Some days, I jump into unknown situations with a confidence and clarity that shock even me. But inside a little voice is always telling me Iâ€™m just a child, an imposter of a grown-up. That negative self-talk can nag me for days, taunting me to push myself harder to prove myself. And I usually succeed. But, itâ€™s exhausting and painful to reclaim my confidence again after that monster called self-doubt jumps out from behind the walls of my head and begins shouting, â€śWho do you think you are? Youâ€™re getting in over your head. You canâ€™t do this. Youâ€™re a phony. Stop pretending to be someone youâ€™re not.â€ť