Jim Livingstone

07 June 2023


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” -Socrates


Personal Power

Your ability to learn and adapt is one of your greatest personal powers.
It is not survival of the fittest, it is survival of the most adaptable.
Change is accelerating at unprecedented speed. Most people struggle with the rapid change and the uncertainty it brings.
This is great news for your ADHD mind which thrives on change and novelty.
Embrace change and use your ADHD skills to capitalise on change, while the rest of the world struggles.
There has never been a better time to use your ADHD gifts.

This week’s ADHD Advantage


Your ADHD Strengths

When you focus on your individual ADHD strengths, you naturally excel in those areas. By leveraging your ADHD talents, skills, and abilities, you can perform at your best and achieve higher levels of success.

This heightened performance leads to greater job satisfaction and fulfillment.

Recognizing your abilities and witnessing your own achievements contribute to a positive self-image and self-assurance.

This confidence can have a ripple effect on other aspects of your life, empowering you to take on new challenges and pursue ambitious goals.

You feel motivated and energized when working on tasks that play to your ADHD strengths rather than those that drain your energy. This increased motivation and engagement can lead to higher productivity, creativity, and a greater sense of flow in your work.

By capitalizing on your strengths, you can build upon them and acquire new skills that further enhance your professional repertoire.

This week’s ADHD Challenge


Worry and Anxiety

Everyone worries about something.
However, constant worry is the mental habit of thinking negative, unhelpful, and anxiety-producing thoughts about the future. It robs you of today’s opportunities and happiness.

We use worry as a form of avoidance and procrastination instead of doing the work or making important but challenging decisions.

Worry undermines your self-confidence and makes you doubt your abilities.

You may use worry to avoid dealing with emotionally charged issues. It gives you the illusion of control.

Worrying can become addictive to your ADHD brain.


“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ― Roy T. Bennett 



  • Develop tolerance to difficult emotions instead of trying to solve them.
  • Don’t constantly use worry to distract you.
  • Schedule specific times to worry and stick to it.
  • Write your perceived worries down as they pop into your mind and then get back on track.
  • For major decisions give yourself at least twenty-four hours not to worry.
  • Set and enforce worry boundaries for yourself.
  • Stop trying to eliminate, fix, or solve all your worries, it ain’t going to happen.
  • Learn to live with your challenges.
  • Control what you can control, release the rest! 

Weekly Tip

Positive Tips.

Develop a resilient mindset, it allows you to bounce back from challenges and move forward with renewed determination.

Be fully present in the current moment and appreciate all aspects of life.

Engage in lifelong learning by exploring new subjects or ideas, acquiring new skills, and seeking personal and professional development opportunities.

Make time for activities you enjoy, hobbies, and relaxation to recharge and rejuvenate.



“Stay positive, embrace challenges, and approach your ADHD life with optimism and resilience”. – Jim Livingstone Livingstone


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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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