“Life doesn’t have a remote, you have to get up and change it yourself” – Jim Livingstone
Your gift of personal power is the incredible ability to take control of your life and make a positive impact.
It encompasses the strength, resilience, and determination to overcome challenges, pursue goals, and make choices that align with their values.
You can tap into your inner potential, and create a life filled with purpose and fulfilment.
It’s a remarkable gift that enables you to shape your destiny and inspire others.
This week’s ADHD Advantage
Solution Seeking Skills
Got a problem? Ask someone with ADHD to solve it
You can generate ideas rapidly. Your ADHD brain often has racing thoughts and a constant flow of ideas.
While this can feel overwhelming at times, it can also be an advantage when it comes to generating multiple potential solutions to a problem.
You can quickly adapt to changing circumstances allowing you to approach problem-solving with flexibility and openness to new ideas and different strategies.
Your intense hyper-focus allows you to delve deeply into a problem and find innovative solutions.
This week’s ADHD Challenge
Someday I’ll Start
We often fail to pursue our ideas and dreams.
Research shows that an idea you are excited about will slowly lose intensity over seventy-two hours and get buried under the continual inflow of new ideas.
Your ADHD brain can devise so many ideas that you get confused, analyse every option, and can’t decide.
Fear, perfectionism, and procrastination kick in, and your idea or dream slowly disappears.
“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” ― Henry James
- First capture it. Carry a notebook or use a note-taking app on your phone to quickly jot down your ideas.
- Start working on your idea within the first twenty-four hours. Set alarms or notifications on your phone or computer to prompt you to work on your idea at a specific time and date.
- Break your idea into smaller, manageable tasks or milestones. This way, you can make progress incrementally, reducing the chances of giving up.
- Create a vision board or a visual representation of your idea using images, diagrams, or mind maps. Look at it daily.
- Review and work on your idea for twenty minutes daily, including Sunday.
- Practise persistence over perfection.
Controlling Your Attention
Your ADHD causes you to appear to have inconsistent attention because you can’t focus on the task at hand.
But the reality is that your brain can pay attention just fine.
You work best on interest-based projects and tasks more than importance or financial rewards or priority-based items. You can happily pay attention to things that interest or challenge you.
While medication can help you to stay focused, they don’t help you get started.
You have to design your life around your interests and set up your own brand of novelty, passions, challenges and rewards. Use your brilliant imagination to transform boring tasks you must do into an exciting game.
“ADHD means you won’t pay attention to anything that doesn’t interest you” – Jim Livingstone
I have read over 500+ books since 1992. Unfortunately, my limited ADHD memory means I forget most of it within a week or two!
I started keeping notes of interest on Word docs for later reference, and I am using these notes as the basis of what I present here.
When I’m reading and come across an inspiring idea or something that I haven’t heard before, or something I want to try, I save it.
That’s all my notes are. I’m not summarizing the book. I’m just saving useful ideas for later recall and use.
Take care, enjoy
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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.