How to deal with an ADHD brain
Are you kind to your brain 🥺 ? This is the most important thing I learned since my ADHD diagnosis : I need to work with my brain, not against it 💕 For many years I tried to accomplish things “the hard way” : 🥵 Working more 🔥 Being strict ☠️ Threatening myself The results? It didn’t work 🤷♀️ Even worst: I hurt myself 😞 Now I try to work with my brain: ✅ Working smarter instead of harder 😌 Accepting to take breaks 🎉 Making tasks enjoyable The results? It’s working, and I’m happier 😊 ! It’s not an easy process, but it’s worth it 💕
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~ 1. An ADHD Brain Needs Positivity
An ADHD Brain Needs Positivity
Being kind to your brain especially when diagnosed with ADHD is important. In fact, having the right attitude, mindset, and approach to having an ADHD brain will be a great thing that you can do.
The following things are some of the positive things you can do to be in harmony with your ADHD brain:
- Focus on Your Strengths - having ADHD is difficult and sometimes discouraging. However, knowing where you are most interested in, what you are good at, and what energizes your ADHD brain is important. Identifying your strengths will boost your self-confidence and focus on the things that you can do well.
- We Can Be Productive - if there is one thing that people think is impossible to achieve with an ADHD brain, it's being productive. This is definitely not true! People with ADHD can respond to enormous responsibilities by breaking them down into smaller tasks and accomplishing them little by little. This way, the person isn't overwhelmed by the pressure that comes with it.
- Reward System Works - what's great after having a job well done? A reward! This is another way you can be kind to your ADHD brain; by rewarding it for doing something good. Through this, your ADHD brain will know that the effort it made was worth it and that doing them well presents a bonus afterward.
- Positivity is the Key - surround yourself with awesome people with positivity in their brains. Be around people who are willing to give you a pat on the back for all your hard work, will celebrate with you in case of success, and will help motivate you when things get really tough. Being encouraged while having ADHD presents a great help and boost to all your efforts.
- The ADHD Brain is Skillful - Everyone’sbrain needs some learning, adjusting, training, tweaking, practicing, exploring to reach its full potential. It’s even more the case when you have ADHD. Sometimes, you just have to let your ADHD brain find its own way to do these things.