How to Retrain Your Mind – Twenty Tabs Open
ADHD in adults
Twenty Tabs Open – Billy’s Early Years ****This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! Only until I was diagnosed with adult ADHD, did I finally feel as if I wasn’t losing my mind. As my son and I grow older together, I am increasingly intrigued at how our ADHD roles have changed.  When Billy was a child and teenager, I was constantly howling at Billy ways he could focus better during homework. Noticing Billy’s computer as he studied, I was frustrated with how many tabs were open at once. …
One Way Noise Triggers My ADHD
ADHD in adults
One Way Noise Triggers My ADHD I had an extremely frustrating afternoon at work recently.   My employer has cubicle walls for us (thank heavens!!) there are days that are more challenging than others.   My employer has provided me with a double headset to cut down on on the noise.  However, some days the excessive noise is a trigger for my ADHD.  Working with people is almost like living with someone.  There is give and take and we have to take the good with the bad. Why Noise Triggers My ADHD Working in a call center, it is a given there …
How Does ADHD Affect You At Work?
ADHD in adults
How Does ADHD Affect You At Work? Last week, I was reminded yet again of the realization of how my ADHD makes me feel when I am at work.  No matter how hard I try, I will not measure up to others in the inner circle.  At times, it would be nice to be part of that inner circle that have appearances of being highly polished, professional, says the right things to all parties. When an employer discovers you have ADHD there is a pretty good chance the employee will be seen in a less that favorable light.  There are …
The Remote Control – What Buttons Are You Pushing?
Tenacious Living
I realized how much  the remote control resembles our lives when attending a support group.  It was then I realized how our thoughts and behaviors mimic a remote control – Rewind, Fast Forward, Pause.  How much control do these buttons have in your life?  They have a lot of control in my life.  Having gotten better over the years, I still struggle.  Once I made this realization, it became easier for me to decipher what stage I am at in any given day, since each day is different, and how to proceed. One day, I am confident in my own …
Losing My Tenacity – The Adult ADHD Way
Tenacious Living
Losing My Tenacity  For the past few days, I have not been living a tenacious life.  I knew this when I could feel myself sinking my downward spiral after a conversation I had with my alcoholic sister.   Responding and not reacting is progress.  This spiral only lasted a few days instead of a few weeks which is signs of further progress.  Within my Adult ADHD brain, I react to things differently and I am trying to unlearn years of learned patterned behavior. The last phase of training  at work has started and has sent my Adult ADHD brain into …
Experiences From An Adult ADHD Brain
ADHD in adults
In the beginning, I knew something was wrong with my Adult ADHD brain when I struggled more than other children with simplest tasks.  Being more frustrated was normal for me.  Completing a simple homework assignment was daunting.  Having trouble working with my peers in small groups and not being able to nap was another sign.  My parents were meeting with teachers regarding the student who couldn’t sit still and take direction from teachers.  Furthermore, this was the beginning of the Adult ADHD brain.  As I got older, I became more irritated than most people on the simplest of things.  Letting …