My Forum Comments
I clicked on your post because I wanted a glimpse into the future of someone with severe ADHD. Man oh man! That does sound difficult. I am sorry to hear about all of the things you’ve been going through lately. But don’t give up.
I just picked up a book called ‘Your brain is always listening’ by Dr. Amen. If you were my son/daughter I would buy you a copy hoping that it might help you reframe some of the things that have happened to you, so that you could hopefully better deal with them and be able to move forward.
You can do it! I just know you can.Amy RicciParticipant
Try this easy solution.
Use your working memory problems to your advantage in this type of situation.
First of course you look for the lost item (ask for help if possible). It’s ok to be upset but try not to get too upset especially if people are helping you look (to spare their feelings).
If the item can’t be located then use your poor working memory as your super power.
Let go of the problem. Move on. Move to the next activity. Don’t think about it very much anymore. Acceptance. Poor working memory can help with that because once you move on and focus on something else you can basically “forget” the problem.
Poor working memory can help you live in the now.
So accept it. Move on. And change topics. Live in a different “now”.