ADDitude Asked: What would you put on your to-do list to make yourself happy?
Managing symptoms is a daily strain, so adults with attention deficit should make self-care an item on their to-do list.
ADDitude asked: “What would you put on your to-do list to make yourself happy?”
I try to stop taking things personally and remind myself that I’m not the reason people around me are upset. – Francesca, Germany
Find a therapist who understands adult ADHD and the repercussions of a late-in-life diagnosis! – Beth, Massachusetts
Smile, even if you don’t feel like it. – Susan, Louisiana
I take 10 minutes (at least) a day to look at the good things in my life. When I reaffirm the positive things, it makes my day more doable. Happiness is as happiness does! – Michelle, Oregon
Reduce clutter in my house; it reduces clutter in my mind. – Janet, Kentucky
Take a class at the Cleveland Institute of Art. – An ADDitude Reader
I would be happy if I could hire someone to help me with the laundry and housecleaning, so I could spend more time with the kids and family. – An ADDitude Reader
Three things: get more outdoors time by myself, play my cello, finish college. – Elizabeth, Missouri
Have a hobby that is strictly for me. -Christina, Ohio
Pay all of my bills on time and get a massage, manicure, and pedicure. – An ADDitude Reader
Ride in a rodeo. That would be great. – Kim, Hawaii
Always be true to yourself and “just say no” to situations that don’t make you happy, no matter what other people think. This was a costly lesson for me to learn. – Katrina, South Carolina
A nice, hot bubble bath behind a locked bathroom door. That does the trick. – Nancy, Ohio