What if ADHD Didn't Need to be so Hard?

Updated: Aug 20

By far the question that has changed my life. Take on this question, you are feeling a lot of overwhelm in your life. ADHD can already be overwhelm inducing, but when you add to it, bad underlying beliefs like, "Life has to be hard." That was mine, and it was causing issues in so many areas of my life.

I would describe to my husband the constant overwhelm that I would try to escape from in so many ways, mostly by eating something, but it would be right there waiting for me when I was done. Lovely Mande now you have added weight gain to all of our many problems.

Overwhelm is an indulgent emotion because we can choose to stay stuck in it. Why wouldn't you? Your brain doesn't want to do all of these terrible, difficult things in life and there are so many. We should just stay here and stay distracted and let the things pile up.

Or we could ask, "What if it were easy?" Then really think. How could I deal with this problem if it were easier? How could I make it easier? Could I break it down? Could I do one small piece? But is that enough? Well, you get to decide what is enough?

Like maybe, you have had enough of living in overwhelm, and you want a change. Often with ADHD Coaching clients, we will break down big projects together because alone we can have difficulty with planning, prioritizing, and then managing our time around it.