Problem: Living with ADHD means embracing that you will screw up, and that sometimes it will feel like you screw up a lot more than other people. Self-loathing inevitably arises from repeating the same mistakes over and over again, losing things over and over again, and feeling hopelessly incapable of succeeding at even the simplest of tasks.
Solution: Know your triggers: Is it someone raising their eyebrows because you are late? Is it someone laughing (and you’re sure they are laughing at you)? Is it having your ADHD dismissed and discounted by someone you like or love? Above all else, forgive yourself for missteps made with good intentions – you did the best you could given the information and ability you had at the time!
The content for this slideshow came from Linda Roggli's webinar, "The Adult Guide To Shedding ADHD Shame." You can watch the replay here.
Chronic Shame and ADHD: Next Steps
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