“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”. – JK Rowling
Personal power is the ability to choose, to make decisions.
You can choose your beliefs, which directly impact your thoughts and emotions.
Your emotions drive your behaviour and actions.
Your actions give you your results. Simple? Yes. Easy? Not so much.
But still within your personal power to choose.
This week’s ADHD Advantage
ADHD Unique Perspective
Neurodivergent individuals often have different ways of processing information and thinking, which can bring fresh and innovative perspectives to various fields.
Having a unique perspective often comes from experiencing different backgrounds, cultures, or challenges. This can foster empathy and understanding, as you can relate to and appreciate diverse viewpoints. It can also help you connect with a wider range of people, building stronger relationships.
Remember, having a unique perspective doesn’t mean dismissing or devaluing other viewpoints. It simply means bringing your own authentic experience and insight to the table, which can enrich conversations, problem-solving processes, and relationships.
This week’s ADHD Challenge
Your ADHD brain loves the dopamine that comes attached to new and novel bright shiny objects.
We become addicted to saying yes to lots of things that may not be in our best short or long-term interests.
It could be garbage food, an inappropriate relationship or a high-risk business or personal venture.
The impulsive aspect of ADHD has caused more than a few problems for many ADHDers.
You might also take on more than you can possibly do.
“My goal is no longer to get more stuff done, but rather to have less sh!t to do.” – Jim Livingstone
- Ask, is this in my best interests?
- Avoid overcommitment: Be cautious about taking on too much out of fear or guilt.
- Recognize that it’s okay to say no and that you’re prioritizing your own well-being and what’s important to you.
- Take a step back and evaluate your existing commitments. Understand your capacity and the available time you have for additional tasks or responsibilities.
- Saying no doesn’t have to be confrontational or negative.
- No thanks: is a complete explanation.
Visual cues can help remind you of specific tasks, important information or deadlines.
Try using Post-it Notes to catch your attention and remind you to take action.
Maybe use different colours for different areas, work, personal, health, finances, etc.
You could also use just two colours, one for Major tasks and another for Minor tasks
Trial a few different methods until it works for your ADHD brain.
They can also serve a secondary function, as a trigger for a reward when you have … Just Done It!
“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babauta,
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