If you’re reading this blog, you probably know ADD/ADHD affects you or someone you love. You see the untidy bathroom or you feel the confusion, “Did I really leave it this messy?” You’re frustrated and overwhelmed either with yourself or that person you know.

The first thing you need to understand is that there is hope! Lots, and lots, and lots, and lots of HOPE! It takes effort and maturity, but we can win this battle, and if given the right tools, we will. 🙂

Those who suffer from ADD/ADHD understand frustration in menial tasks. They wonder why it’s so hard to do the laundry or break down and cry at the disaster that is their bills. That same frustration then causes an inability to perform in ways the average person can.

ADD/ADHD sufferers aren’t exactly helpless, though. On the contrary, they are brilliant minds who accomplish tasks ordinary people marvel at. In fact, there are no better workers than those with ADD or ADHD who have found their place.

But you see? That’s what makes ADD/ADHD so frustrating and so special at the same time. The trick is finding what we’re good at and embarking on that journey of finding ourselves in it. We can kick butt when we’re doing something we love!

Being awesome doesn’t exempt us from menial tasks, though; we must still figure out how to have a smack-down on The Stuff everywhere. What is The Stuff? The Stuff is paperwork, shoes, clothing, or trash. It’s just Stuff! It clutters minds, homes, and work-places and threatens to take over an otherwise happy world. It frustrates family and friends and keeps the sufferer from focusing (like that wasn’t a problem to begin with!).

So today, I’m here to tackle The Stuff! I have been given a great tool in a wonderful ADD/ADHD Life Coach, Dana Rayburn. I’ve finally thrown in the towel and said, “I need help.” And it’s true. The Stuff is being controlled one step at a time.

One of the first things Dana, my coach, told me to do was set up goals. This blog isn’t pointless, it has goals:

  1. To help me start writing regularly
  2. To keep documentation of what works, and what doesn’t
  3. To give hope and a resource to others dealing with the same problems.

I hope that as you follow this journey with me, you discover resources to help whatever you may be going through!

Dayna Hickman

 

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