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“I’m sorry Sweetheart, you don’t have ADHD”

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My ADHD husband, Duane, and I have been working on various ADHD-related business projects together. I won’t go into all the details but I will tell you that we’re both really excited about the direction my ADHD coaching business is taking. We’re so excited in fact that we’re constantly talking about it, working on it, and living it.

Last night, around 9 pm my energy started to drop while Duane’s was still going strong. I told him I wished I had the amount of energy he has around this project. He replied: “I’m sorry Sweetheart, you don’t have ADHD, like me”.

And so I was reminded about some of the upside to ADHD. Adults with ADHD have an almost limitless amount of energy when they’re doing something that interests them. This is not to trivialize adult ADHD and its negative effects on ADHDer’s lives… the financial problems, the workplace issues, the chronic procrastination and disorganisation, the poor memory and the marital problems. I could go on… been there, done that, not doing it again, though!

However, when an ADHD adult decides, as Duane did, to take matters into his own hands, invest in him or herself, gets the help he needs (medication, ADHD coaching, use of technology), and creates systems that support their lives, the sky’s the limit.

What will you do to take matters into your own hands?

2 Comments
  1. Hey Linda,

    When i read about your story about your husband energy i realized its extremely accurate. However, when i NEED to do something that doesnt interest me, my energy sinks and i eat more and complain more about why im not happy and the pesimistic side of me is revealed.
    Furthermore, when it comes down to interesting chores, shy is the limit and i will not stop for anyone.

    Marco

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