101 Ways to Fight Boredom with ADD
How often do you feel bored? One of the hallmarks of adult Attention Deficit Disorder is a lack of tolerance for boredom. Just what is boredom? It depends on who you ask! However you define it, boredom is not your friend! Here are 101 ways to fight boredom, if you have Attention Deficit Disorder.
A Personal Inventory and ADD
Having ADD is often not an easy complication to deal with. However, for better or worse, it helps shape who we are. You can accentuate the positive by thinking about all of the areas of your life that Attention Deficit Disorder has impacted.
A Way to Cope with Leaving and ADD
When one door shuts, another door opens. How do you cope with leaving and loss, when you have Attention Deficit Disorder? Strive to find the positive aspects and new opportunities. Leaving a situation is often painful, but it doesn't need to be joyless. You are just following a different path.
ADD Medication Improves Parenting Skills
Parenting kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can be a tough job, especially if the parent also has ADD. A new study from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center states that "Parenting skills improve in ADHD parents with medication." They studied the effects of lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse).
ADD Symptoms Persist into Adulthood
A recent study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry discussed the prevalence of the persistence of symptoms and impairment from Attention Deficit Disorder into young adulthood. How can adults live well with Attention Deficit Disorder? What helps to make life smoother?
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
The wisdom of old was that children grew out of their Attention Deficit Disorder. It is estimated that 2% -4% of the adult population in the United States has adult ADD/ADHD. Just over 8% of the population with ADD/ADHD had a lifetime prevalence of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Building Adult Relationships with ADD
Building a lasting adult relationship takes hard work, commitment, and finding ways to smooth the course of the journey together. Sometimes, Attention Deficit Disorder can add a few bumps in the path that other couples don't have to face. Learn ways to make the relationship work for you!
Conversations and Attention Deficit Disorder
Do you know somebody with an annoying conversational style? Interrupting, talking off topic, and losing track of a conversation might be seen as rudeness. Maybe, it just says that the out-of-step conversationalist has Attention Deficit Disorder. Here are some tips for creating better conversations.
Counting the Blessings of ADD
How do you see Attention Deficit Disorder? Is it a disability to be endured or a different way of interacting with the world? Long ago, I discovered that I can look at my ADD as a life sentence that simply isn’t fair, or I can count my blessings that came along with my Attention Deficit Disorder.
Developing Work Skills and ADD
Statistics show that people with Attention Deficit Disorder may be underemployed or unemployed. How can prospective employees develop the work skills that employers are looking for? This article can help!
Do You Have Adult ADD?
If you never had an Attention Deficit Disorder diagnosis as a child, have you ever wondered if you have adult ADD? Does your child have an ADD diagnosis and everybody says, "He reminds me of you at that age!" Could you have adult Attention Deficit Disorder?
Essential Resources to Help Adults with ADD
Research shows that people with ADD/ADHD are creative problem solvers, which is good when you have a tough problem to solve. However, they often need support finding solutions that can help with the problematic parts of ADD. Here are some resources to help smooth life's journey for adults with ADD.
Five Ways to Live Well With ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder can contribute both chaos and creativity to a person's life. Find out ways to live well with ADD or ADHD.
How Attention Deficit Disorder Affects Adults
ADD isn't just for kids! The National Institutes for Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that over four percent of the adult population has ADD. Attention Deficit Disorder can seriously impact many areas of adult life.
Keeping a Relationship Fresh with ADD
Especially when one or both partners have Attention Deficit Disorder, keeping the relationship fresh can be a challenge! It is a lot of hard work, but anything that is worth having does take time and effort. Here are tips that I have found helpful for building a lasting adult relationship.
Learning a New Job with ADD
There are hundreds of new skills and procedures that you need to learn as you master a new job. Don’t expect that you will be proficient overnight. With routines, your ADD outside-of-the-box problem solving skills, and creativity, learning a new occupation is a sure way of expanding your horizons.
Live Well with Attention Deficit Disorder
Today's fast-paced world of work often leaves people stressed and drained of emotional resources. People with Attention Deficit Disorder must take time to renew themselves. Balancing work and recreation helps people to live well with ADD.
Loneliness and ADD
How does loneliness as a child affect the adult version of that child? Children with Attention Deficit Disorder find themselves separated from their peers at an early age. How does this affect them as adults? How does a lonely person find people to socialize with?
Loving Relationships and ADD
Building and maintaining strong relationships with the ones that we love is an important part of a satisfying life. When Attention Deficit Disorder is part of the equation, life can get complicated. ADD can also be a blessing by leading to playfulness and creativity in loving relationships.
Low Tech Bill Paying with Adult ADD
Is your credit score keeping you from buying large ticket items or getting a good job? This can happen when you are late paying bills. Negative symptoms of adult Attention Deficit Disorder can wreak havoc with your finances. Learn a low-tech way to get those bills paid on time and lower your stress.
Maintaining Motivation with Adult ADD
How are you able to do something when you just don't feel like working on it? For many people with Attention Deficit Disorder, focus and motivation can be ongoing problems. Read what research has to say about rewards and motivation. Then, plan for success!
Making Mistakes and Attention Deficit Disorder
Have you ever had a day in your life where you made no mistakes? I hope not! Celebrate your adult ADD! The only people who never make mistakes are people who are not doing activities that challenge them. Spend your life in joyful discovery. Make your mistakes and use them as learning tools.
Mindfulness and Adult ADD
What is mindfulness? It can be one technique to calm the chaos that ADD can bring to your everyday life! Mindfulness can help you get to the heart of the turmoil to bring order to your environment. Hone your awareness to improve your symptoms of adult ADD.
Organizing for a Cause and ADD
People with Attention Deficit Disorder often have great difficulty getting organized. What if you have a cause that you feel passionately about? How can you get yourself organized to help? What can you do? This article uses an ongoing personal cause to bring these questions and their answers to life
Parenting a Newborn When You Have ADD
Caring for a newborn is a demanding job that seems to have no end. You cannot just say, “I don’t feel like doing this today.” Your hormones are raging, and you never get enough sleep. That can cause your negative symptoms of ADD to go wild. How can you effectively care for your little baby?
Parenting with Attention Deficit Disorder
When one or both parents have Attention Deficit Disorder, it's a pretty good bet that at least a few of their kids do, too. Parents can help their children who have ADD by sharing their well-developed understanding and expertise about living with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Shaping Your New Year with ADD
What might a New Year bring for a person with Attention Deficit Disorder? You can shape those areas of your life that you want to change. Learn about making goals and using creative techniques to have the life that you want. Apply your innovative problem solving skills to make it happen!
Simplify Bill Payment to Improve ADD Symptoms
When your life is hectic and your Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms are pushing you over the edge, the last thing you need is stress from late payments on bills. Use your creativity and ingenuity. Start paying your bills electronically. It will simplify your life!
Simplify Your Household and ADD
A simpler life makes it easier to have a great life with ADD. Take the ideas from this article and organize the parts of your life that take up your precious time. Use your ADD/ADHD problem solving skills, energy, creativity and style to build your simpler life.
Successful People with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder need somebody to teach them to be successful. If this doesn't happen for them as children, each of them needs to learn to be successful as an adult. What does this entail?
The Gifts of Attention Deficit Disorder
How do you perceive Attention Deficit Disorder? Do you just see it as a problem in all areas of your life? Are there good things in your life because of ADD? What gifts has ADD given to you? Gifts! How can ADD bring gifts to you? This article shines a different light on ADD!
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