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macwilldo
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@Buddha192 It’s been said pills don’t take the place of skills and this is true for ADHD. While medication is needed to focus and keep alert it does not provide strategies and skills that are required for living. This is why a multi modal treatment is used for ADHD. The multi modal treatment refers to the need for medication for focus and alertness, exercise and diet/nutrition for keeping the brain motivated to do the boring tasks people with ADHD are not motivated to do and Coaching for strategies and skills for finding work arounds to ADHD challenges and getting things done and also just managing oneself in a positive way to get one’s best self functioning and going forward in life.

From what you say you may have a challenge which a lot of people with ADHD have and that is not knowing what you really, really want. This can often especially be the case with the Inattentive type of ADHD. I know from experience that coaches work with people with ADHD to work out what they really want in life. They do this by working out a person’s strengths and also their innate qualities or the qualities that are the essence of who they are. When the qualities that are the essence of who a person is go unfulfilled in life eg a curious person in a very boring job where no or very little intellectual stimulation exists they cannot be happy and even if they get paid well feel unfulfilled and dissatisfied with life.

Once a person realises what their strengths are and their true innate qualities that need satisfaction they can then work at getting those needs met of their’s. these are basically psychological needs that unless fulfilled leaves a person dissatisfied with life.

So look for a coach to work with you to find out your strengths and also your innate qualities and also how to go about getting these needs met.