It’s a documentary about a couple who dreamed of having a sustainable farm. They lived in a small apartment in California and didn’t have any farming experience or savings to buy a farm, so while it was fun to talk about, it didn’t seem a viable option.
But things changed when they rescued a dog called Todd.
Todd was a happy addition to their family, and they were thrilled to be his forever home.
There was one problem, though.
When they were both out at work, Todd barked all day.
The neighbors complained, and they received an eviction notice.
The couple realized if they got another apartment, the barking would continue.
So, they decided to pursue their dream of building a farm. Although their family and friends laughed and thought it couldn’t be done, they were able to find an investor and buy Apricot Farm.
Apricot Farm sounds idyllic, but when they first bought it, it wasn’t. The soil was dry and barren, and there was no wildlife…not even a bee.
Yet over the next seven years, they turned this dry, dusty land into a magical oasis teeming with life.
The film ‘The biggest little farm‘ is beautifully shot, and viewers get to fall in love with their animals, including Emily the pig, Greasy the roaster, as well as hens, sheep, and cows.
There are many takeaways from this inspiring story, how amazing nature is and how brave the couple was to step into the unknown and follow their dream. And the positive ripple effect they have had, inspiring other people to farm in a similar way..
However, none of this would have happened if it wasn’t for their dog Todd.
Because of his needs, they took action and followed their dream.
As someone with ADHD I bet you do your version of this too.
It might be on a smaller scale,
Perhaps you won’t cook for ‘just yourself’ but would make a lovely meal for others,
Or live in a cluttered home until guests come and then tidy up for them.
Or maybe you have something you’d like to do, like go to a museum but let other things with people take priority, so there’s no time.
It’s easy to put your needs and dreams aside when you have ADHD.
However, you are important!
Don’t wait for someone else.
When you take care of yourself, your ADHD symptoms improve too!
- What’s one thing you don’t do for yourself but do/would do for someone else?
(declutter, clean, book a doctor’s appointment, go for a walk, plan a fun activity)
2. Flip the tables and ask, ‘ How could I do that for myself?’
3. Think of a tiny action you could do today to get the ball rolling 🙂
For example, if you answered Declutter to question 1) set your timer for 5 minutes and throw out ten things.
Or, going for a walk..; put your shoes on and walk to the end of the road and back.
You get the idea!
Good luck, and let me know how you get on 🙂