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October 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm in reply to: Frustrated I can’t do the most simple things as a mum. Any advice please? #101572
Yikes! Exercise…Sleep, nutrition and exercise are the 3 things besides medication that can help. I know I was missing the word. Dang working memory… Glad others posted about it.October 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm in reply to: Frustrated I can’t do the most simple things as a mum. Any advice please? #101556
Tomhurting, so glad you are talking to your Dr’s. That feeling of being overwhelmed and not knowing where to start is understandable and common with ADHDers. Bravo to you for reaching out to fellow ADHDers. ADDitude is a great resource. You may want to consider finding a Dr. and Therapist who specialize in ADHD. They will be able help you in a more specialized way. Good luck!
Everyone else, what amazing support for this mum. Our community rocks.October 15, 2018 at 1:04 pm in reply to: Frustrated I can’t do the most simple things as a mum. Any advice please? #101520
As many have said before me, you are not alone. I was 40 before I was diagnosed. I found out when my girls were diagnosed… Who knew that non-hyper girls could have it too!
Also, please remember to celebrate that you have found a job that works for you. Besides being detail oriented and having little social interaction, what skills have you developed for our job that work for you? Maybe you can take some of those skills you have mastered and apply them to your home life.
I’m not sure how much you know about ADHD but it is neurological and it sounds like you have a lot of Executive Function issues, meaning you have a hard time getting from A to B. It’s all part of ADHD. ADDitude is an amazing site to learn all you can. There are many books and other organizations as well. Speaking to your Dr. could be beneficial if you really believe you have ADHD. There are many ways to set up an ADHD brain for success that include, sleep, nutrition, medication, and external supports.
You have received tons of great advise above. Take what you think will work for you and modify it to suit you. May I also suggest that if you need help sorting it all out, an ADHD Coach can help. These coaches are trained life coaches with ADHD specific knowledge and can help you develop strategies to get things done that work for you and also hold you accountable. They can work alongside your Dr. and therapist. **Disclaimer, I’m a certified life coach and am currently going for my ADHD Coaching certification.
Good luck with your journey. You got this.