pittielover

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  • in reply to: Was on the verge of panic today, from people talking. #112030
    pittielover
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    I also work in an open concept office. Noise cancelling headphones have absolutely saved my life. I was going absolutely nuts with coworkers’ conversations, throat-clearing, coughing, etc. It was driving me completely insane. I asked for noise cancelling headphones for Christmas two years ago and my mom got me a really nice set of Bose noise cancelling headphones (Quiet Comfort). Game changer.

    in reply to: What are your favorite traits that ADHD has given you? #51599
    pittielover
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    The best thing I get from ADD is that adrenaline dumps dopamine into the brain. That means that in a crisis, when everyone else is freaking out, my brain suddenly becomes normal, leaving me calm and focused.

    This is why I’m a meeting planner! I am super calm under pressure and give the illusion that everything is just fine.

    Other than that, there’s the creativity aspect. When I was younger I wrote stories like crazy. However, I never finished them (there’s the ADHD kicking in). I am VERY particular about spelling and grammar (which is a good and bad thing) – hyperfocus and all that.

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