Here is a simple 2 minute exercise in the tradition of mindfulness that can help people with ADHD slow down and be aware of what we are doing, what we meant to be doing, what we are feeling, and what comes next. By stopping for just a few minutes to check in with ourselves, we often end up moving at a faster rate because we’re more aware and directed. It really works!
Women with attention deficit disorder may find themselves facing challenges that cause stress, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. An ADHD coach who is knowledgeable about how attention deficit disorder affects women can help clients lead more calm, healthy, and directed lives.
College students with ADD/ADHD may face challenges that feel overwhelming. Before college, parents may have advocated for their children and helped them keep track of their homework, stay organized and complete tasks and assignments. Teachers may have broken assignments up into manageable chunks and reminded students about upcoming tests or quizzes.
As an ADHD Coach, many of my adult clients with attention deficit disorder struggle with chronic lateness. Difficulty getting to places on time seems to be a common result of distractibility, impulsivity, and other symptoms of ADHD.
Hormonal changes connected to menopause can make every woman feel like she has ADHD because forgetting or losing things and having a fuzzy brain can be the norm. And if you do have attention deficit disorder, you may find that your symptoms worsen as you approach menopause.
The diagnosis of ADHD in adults can be an eye opening moment. Knowing there is a neuro-biological reason for your challenges can cause both relief and sadness. The relief comes from knowing your often life-long difficulties are not your fault. The sadness comes from feeling a sense of grief over the “lost years” when you may have struggled without knowing why or felt like you could not measure up no matter how much you tried.
Many college students with attention deficit disorder find college easier than high school. After having to get up at the break of dawn to sit through 6-8 classes, taking 3-4 classes can feel like a luxury. And some colleges offer the choice of classes later in the day, which can be an added benefit for students who have a terrible time getting up in the morning. Continue reading “ADHD in College – A Tip to Feel More in Control” »