Jim Livingstone

31 May 2023


“Amid external movement and chaos, keep calmness inside.” 
– Jim Livingstone


Personal Power

How do you find your personal power?

  1. Know what you stand for. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.
  2. Believe in what you are doing.
  3. Find your sweet spot.
  4. Be authentic.
  5. Refuse to let people push your buttons.
  6. Choose NOT to be a victim.

This form of power comes from individual characteristics rather than formal authority.
Personal power is more of an attitude or state of mind.
Someone with strong personal power is focused on their self-efficacy and ability to cooperate with others.

This week’s ADHD Advantage


Your ADHD Sense of Humour

Many ADHDers are the life of the party and find amusement in various aspects of life, and appreciate the funny side of things. 

You let humour bring positivity and enjoyment to your life and the lives of those around you.

Humour has a positive impact on emotional well-being. Laughing releases endorphins, which are natural mood-boosting chemicals in your brain.

You can use humour as a tool for resolving conflicts and diffusing tension. Injecting humour into a difficult situation can help deescalate emotions and encourage a more constructive and cooperative approach to resolving issues.

Humour is a natural stress reliever. It has been found to reduce stress hormones, boost the immune system, and promote a sense of well-being.
Use your sense of humour to enjoy…today.

This week’s ADHD Challenge


Impulse Restraint

How do you develop the ability to resist impulse and act in your long-term best interests?
Now that’s a real challenge for your dopamine-seeking ADHD brain.
You are wired to seek instant gratification without looking at the long-term implementations.

Pushing your limits can help you become stronger, more capable, and more fulfilled.


“If you learn self-control, you can master anything.” – Anonymous.



  • dentify the situations, emotions, or thoughts that trigger impulsive behaviour. Awareness of your triggers can help you anticipate and prepare for them.
  • STOP and breathe, which will help create a space between your impulse and your response, allowing you to make a more deliberate choice.
  • Practice delaying gratification by purposely waiting before acting on your impulses. Start with small steps and gradually increase the waiting time.
  • Wait a day before acting on major decisions. See if you still think it’s the right response.
  • Find healthier ways to manage stress, emotions, or boredom that typically leads to impulsive behaviour. Engage in exercise, meditation, journaling, or talking to a trusted friend.
  • Taking care of your physical and emotional well-being can help reduce impulsive behaviour.
  • Prioritize activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
  • Impulsive behaviour often arises from a lack of practical problem-solving skills. Learn and practise problem-solving techniques.
  • Improve problem-solving skills, enhancing your ability to assess situations, consider consequences, and make better decisions.
  • Controlling impulsive behaviour is a gradual process that requires patience and self-compassion. Be kind to yourself, celebrate small victories, and persistently work towards positive change.
  • If impulsive behaviour significantly interferes with your daily life, consider seeking guidance from an ADHD mental health professional.

Weekly Tip

Keep Going.

Detailed studies of white noise’s effects on the ADHD brain show some potential benefits.

White noise can help your brain to relax by giving it a sound to focus on instead of the cacophony of stressful thoughts inside our heads. 

Often someone who has ADHD can think better and stay on task longer if there is some white noise in her surroundings.

White noise therapy has improved specific tasks for individuals with ADHD, including speech recognition and reading and writing speed.

YouTube has many types of white noise, like falling rain, ocean waves, a fan, or an air conditioner.

Different types of white noise will appeal to different ADHD brains.

Find the most effective white noise, decibel levels and exposure time that works for you.


“Background noise helps to calm the ADHA brain and improve attention span”. 


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Take care, enjoy
Jim Livingstone

Author & Founder


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Email: jim@adhdaddults.com
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DISCLAIMER :This newsletter is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. The content is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional help if you believe you may have Mental Health Issues. 

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