Jim Livingstone

1 January, 2023

 

Just accept your ADHD flaws and laugh along with the chaotic moments instead of beating yourself up over them.

 

Personal Power

Your personal power starts with self-belief.

Self-belief is the idea that you can figure things out and adapt to new situations.

You can learn, you can grow, if you are placed in an unfamiliar situation, you can work out how to navigate it.

You can adapt and thrive, and you can handle whatever surprises life throws at you.

 

Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start believing in yourself, the magic starts happening – Unknown.

 

This week’s ADHD Advantage

ADHD, yes, your ADHD.

Some psychologists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists now see ADHD not as a deficit or dysfunction but as a distinctive cognitive style, one with its own strengths and benefits.

Instead of seeing ADHD as a deficit to be fixed, we should see it as a gift to be nurtured.

Justin Garson Ph.D. Psychology Today

This week’s ADHD Challenge

Set Yourself a 21-Day Challenge.

Pick something that will have a health benefit for your ADHD brain.

It could be doing some exercise, writing daily in your book or journal, no alcohol, no social media after 8 pm, eight hours of sleep, something that is a little outside your comfort zone.

Just twenty-one days, no excuses. This is a great way to build self-confidence and respect.

Mine is to cut out any food with added sugar for twenty-one days.

Solutions

  • Awareness; Check food labels for added sugar.
  • No lollies, biscuits, and hollow carbs. The body quickly breaks down the carbohydrates in these foods into sugar. This process causes a spike in blood sugar levels.
  • Eat low-carbohydrate foods.
  • No sugar in tea or coffee.
  • Lots of water.
  • Listen to YouTube videos on the benefits of cutting sugar intake.
  • Exercise for fifteen days in the twenty-one-day challenge.

Weekly Tip

Your Personal Environment

Your environment is both physical and mental. Are they in your best interests? Do they encourage and support your development?

Does your accommodation make you feel safe or unsettled?

Do you enjoy your working environment? It is supportive and creative or a pain in the arse.

Whom do you allow into your environment? Are they positive and supportive or a drain on your energy?

If you don’t like your environment, change it. Use the gift of choice!

 

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself”. – Mark Caine

 

Take care, enjoy
Jim Livingstone

Author & Founder

#ADHDaddults

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Email: jim@adhdaddults.com
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