Understanding ADHD, the mind, and creating a ‘game plan’

Understanding ADHD, the mind, and creating a ‘game plan’Lots of people believe that they have ADHD. Many people, for many different reasons may feel or say such things. However, the reality is, there is unfortunately loads of misguiding information, ‘professional experts’ online, and likeminded individuals whom may perhaps be more than happy to oblige in ‘joining in’ on the common sufferings of the mind—impatience, irritability, sleep deprivation, laziness, and fear of dedication.

There are millions and millions of individuals whom verifiably have ADHD, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A most recent report from November-2014 demonstrated an 11% increase, specifically between children ages four to seventeen, whom at some point or another are in fact diagnosed with ADHD.

Some feel that it’s possible to have so called “moments” where they experience ‘ADHD like’ symptoms that they’ve read about or heard elsewhere. However, in reality, this is not how ADHD. While there is no ‘cure’ per say for ADHD, there are definitely many ways to treat it therapeutically, with or without medication, and a variety of other forms of treatment. However, the reality is that such a mental diagnosis does not by any means just ‘come and go’. In fact, most individuals whom have been verifiably, by a trusted professional, diagnosed with ADHD, have or will find this to be a daily obstacle in completing as well as staying focused on daily tasks or goals.

While some of the advice made available in this blog may assist you in dealing with your ADHD, it’s important to confirm that you actually have it by seeing a trusted, licensed medical professional accordingly. Many individuals whom “suffer” from ADHD find pre-planning, reminders, consistency in chores through a systematic manner to be very practical for success and maintenance of this ‘disorder’’. For example, something as simple as an email reminder could do the trick, a reminder on your phone, or even voicemails or text messages for you. Likewise, creating and sustaining an appropriate support group to aid and support you in your endeavors to be successful and maintain this illness, not letting it get the best of you, is essential in terms of regular application and maneuvering of such.

For your life and success, preparing for your next day with something as small as keeping the keys, phone (on the charger overnight), and clothes for your next day could really make all the difference. A common denominator of ADHD is the stress levels involved, and lack of ability to concentrate herein. Due to this, many may find that even mapping out on a physical schedule or blackboard to be equally effective and practical in managing their everyday life skills and responsibilities.

Do you feel your ADHD is keeping you up late and making it harder to get up early or on time? Many with ADHD may easily find that getting to bed earlier, and attempting to conduct their chores, errands, or other responsibilities (including work and school) in the morning to be much more practical, independent, emotionally available (and alone), as well as effective in managing this ‘disorder’ along with their everyday lives.

As someone whom is diagnosed with, or potentially has ADHD, have you considered the health (specifically psychological/emotional) benefits to working out? How about personal fitness in general, and what about positive nutrition?

Working out provides a ‘natural high’ sort of effect, and eating well will equally please and prepare the mind for your daily endeavors.  Just think, the levels of dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin increase caused by these activities and chemicals will play and provide similar if not even better roles at times than taking ADHD based medications themselves.

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