I realized how long this post got, so summary of the questions are at the bottom all the way at the bottom
I am 23 & I was just diagnosed about a year ago and it’s definitely been a process. I have noticed a lot of repitition on the generalized symptoms of ADHD, but symptoms manifest themselves differently for every single person, especially in girls & women. It’s never occurred to me to ask what it looks like for my fellow ADHD community. If not its not too invasive I would love to read about your experiences.
How does your ADHD…
–shape your life?
–make you feel?
–shape your feelings?
(Ex. Hypersensitivity! Haha. I knew myfeels were a little more heightened than most. & found that ADHD was the culprit for feeling ecstatic when someone is happy, feeling like I just caused the apocalypse bc of a tiny mistake, or my favorite: exploding in anger that I was almost mistaken for Hulk’s sister)
COPING SKILLS & STRATEGIES:
–Things to look out for? Or more aware of?
–Ways of thinking differently or looking at things differently? (So what feels like a weakness is actually a skill lacking the right context)
–how to approach things (whatever it maybe, like feelings)?
–Self-forgiveness & self-respect
Or anything else that you might think is helpful that I didn’t mention.