Slow and Steady

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    I was diagnosed almost a year ago and wow has it been a difficult yet also strengthening year. I found great relief with medication but am often discouraged that I still struggle with ADHD behaviors daily. Lately I have been trying to take pleasure in the small steps I take every day to improve myself. That is difficult for me because I am most impatient with myself.

    When I am able to celebrate my tiny victories, it is easier to see my progress. Some tiny victories I want to acknowledge to myself:

    1. I have gotten so much better at pulling myself out of bed in the morning and getting dressed before noon
    2. I bought a calendar, posted it, and even wrote myself reminders on it
    3. I have gotten better at putting my keys on the key ring
    4. I can share my love with my family more fully as I am not aggravated by constant exhaustion (thank you, meds)
    5. I make dinner sometimes instead of never
    6. My tedious home tasks and chores seem more important to me now, which makes them easier to do. Repeatedly.

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    Penny Williams

    Medication is just one tool. It doesn’t “cure” ADHD, it just helps.

    You’re doing a great job tackling goals a little at a time. THat’s why you’re making good progress. Congratulations!

    ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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    Could you disclose the meds that help you with exhaustion?

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