ADHD Rule 8. ADHD is a gift or a curse (it’s up to you to decide)


Plenty of people with ADHD want to spend countless hours arguing about whether ADHD is a ‘gift’ or not.

When the reality is that it doesn’t really matter whether ADHD is a gift or a curse.

Because if you have ADHD, the bottom line is that you must learn how to make the most of living with a life-altering medical condition.

What other option do you have?

Trust me, I know first-hand that ADHD is a tough condition to manage. Your ADHD brain isn’t a good match for modern society. You embarrass yourself in public often. You quit jobs. People think you’re weird. I get it. I’ve been through these problems many times over, and I recognize the very real struggle of trying to ‘make it’ in modern society with ADHD.

But, you can choose to complain about the negative aspects of ADHD, or make the most of what you’ve got.

If ADHD is a major problem in your life, that means you probably aren’t suffering from dire hunger, Lou Gehrig’s disease, cancer, severe poverty, imprisonment, or thousands of other terrible scenarios.

The hand that you were dealt in life is far from being the worst.

ADHD is ultimately what you make of it. It can be a gift or a curse.

ADHD Rule 9. Get out of your head


ADHD doesn’t cause anxiety, but it’s common for people with ADHD to suffer from anxiety.

If you feel like you’re stuck in your own head, this is an anxiety-related symptom that can really hurt your quality of life.

Getting out of your head is by far the most difficult symptom of ADHD that I’ve had to deal with. To be perfectly honest, it’s a daily battle that you constantly have to be mindful of.

But, the good news is that getting out of your head is 100% doable.

Getting out of your own head is a mental and physical process.

First, you have to internalize the belief that you’re ‘good enough’. Believing that you’re ‘good enough’ means that you can do whatever you want to do in life without having to worry about what other people think of you. It’s a powerful mantra to remind yourself of daily.

Secondly, you have to take more action. The process of taking constant action leaves you very little time to think and get stuck in your own head. You need to get busy working on anything to get out of your own head. Actively engage your mind with something. Do push-ups if you have to. Jump around. Just get moving now!

This type of mindset will help you stay present to the moment, and out of your head.

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