Jim Livingstone

4 January, 2023


“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”— William James


Personal Power

Your personal power comes from your unique ADHD characteristics. It is more your state of mind and attitude than any type of formal authority.

You can develop your personal power by using your ADHD talents and abilities through positive beliefs and taking consistent action.

Invest in yourself by learning new skills and by developing your self-esteem, communication skills, and confidence.


“Personal power means being secure and confident inside yourself”.
– Lev Raphael


This week’s ADHD Advantage


 Having ADHD doesn’t always mean a lack of attention. It can mean noticing — and paying attention to — everything, even things others might miss. 

You can unknowingly store facts and information that you will recall later. It will surprise you and others how much information you have filed away in the recesses of your mind.

Your powers of observation and deduction can make you more attuned to your surroundings
The thing about being incredibly observant is that attention to detail goes hand in hand with analysis. This gives you an ADHD advantage when looking for solutions to problems.

That “little voice” that’s telling you to pay attention or that something isn’t right is really your limbic system kicking into gear. Your ability to observe and scan the environment is a survival instinct.
Use it to your advantage.

This week’s ADHD Challenge

Your DHD brain loves to overthink. It will produce a chemical cocktail of dopamine, adrenaline, serotonin, and cortisol.

Overthinking involves thinking about a certain topic or situation excessively and analysing it for long periods of time. When you overthink, you have a hard time getting your mind to focus on anything else. It becomes consumed by the one thing you are thinking about.

Remember, you don’t have to believe every thought you have. Decide which thoughts you accept as real based on facts – not fiction.
Your brain is designed to overthink, it’s an inbuilt survival instinct from the prehistoric era.
You need to retrain your brain for this era!

When your brain is ‘calm’, it has access to its problem-solving capabilities.


  • Meditation
  • Become solution focused instead of problem-focused
  • Physical activity that engages the brain.
  • Observe nature
  • Brain Dump – on paper, then burn the paper!
  • Ask if it is real or imagined.
  • Eat ten jelly doughnuts…just kidding

Weekly Tip

New Year – New Identity

This is the perfect time to change your current identity for a ‘different” one.
To experience different things in your life, you have to think, live and do ‘different’.
Make changes in your beliefs and thoughts to align with the improved identity. Align your habits and actions that move you closer to your goals and dreams
Ask yourself. Who would I choose to be if I woke up from a twenty-year coma?


“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” Steve Harvey


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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