ADHD and Overthinking

ADHD and Overthinking

Are you an overthinker? Overthinking is when you can’t stop thinking about a topic, even though it is making you miserable. Your brain is stuck in a loop and you play out a situation or memory again and again. While another person might think about a topic, process it...

How to Create Healthy Boundaries When You Have ADHD

How to Create Healthy Boundaries When You Have ADHD

Adults with ADHD often struggle with boundaries; either with enforcing their boundaries or respecting other peoples’ boundaries or both. Boundaries are rules you set for yourself, based on your values and priorities. Some boundaries are automatically in place without...

Should I Get Tested For ADHD?

Should I Get Tested For ADHD?

Matthew wandered into the living room. The TV was on and he caught the last few minutes of a documentary about adults having ADHD.   He felt excited because the description on the TV sounded just like him. In fact, it was as if the documentary cameras had been...

The ADHD Valentine’s Day Resource List

The ADHD Valentine’s Day Resource List

Relationships makes us happier, healthier and give us a feeling of connectedness and belonging. Being in a relationship with the right person can even help ADHD symptoms. Valentine's Day is the perfect way to celebrate your relationship.  If you are cynical about...

ADHD And The Groundhog Day Cycle

ADHD And The Groundhog Day Cycle

February 2nd is Groundhog Day! Tradition has it that Groundhogs can predict whether winter will continue or spring will come early. In the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a grumpy TV meteorologist. He is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to report on...

ADHD and Hibernation

ADHD and Hibernation

There is a behaviour among ADHDers that I haven't heard being talked about much, but it’s actually quite wide spread. In fact, it's so common that I have given it a name: Hibernation. When things get stressful, ADDers retreat from life and...hibernate. They withdraw...

How to Prioritize Self-Care When You Have ADHD

How to Prioritize Self-Care When You Have ADHD

The term self-care can conjure up images of luxury spa treatments and exotic island retreats. In reality though, self-care is about practical day to day actions that make sure you are well looked after. Self-Care is care for you by you.  It is knowing what your...

ADHD and Perfectionism

ADHD and Perfectionism

ADHD and perfectionism often go hand in hand. That can be surprising to people who don’t know much about ADHD as it goes against the stereotypical image of ADHD. But not if you have ADHD! Perfectionism is a personal standard that makes you want to be the dictionary...

ADHD and Dump Dinners

ADHD and Dump Dinners

If you haven’t heard of Dump Dinners before, you might be thinking any meal with the word ‘dump’ in it doesn’t sound appealing at all! However, in this case, ‘dump’ has a positive meaning. ‘Dump’ doesn’t refer to flavour or quality of the ingredients. It refers to the...

The 5 steps to deal with letdown when you have ADHD

The 5 steps to deal with letdown when you have ADHD

There is an article on the Untapped Brilliance blog called ‘ADHD and Letting People Down.’ It talks about why classic ADHD behaviour like forgetfulness, low motivation and missing deadlines can mean, despite your best intentions, that people in your life feel let...

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