|Avoiding ADHD Insanity|
Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, CPCC
Albert Einstein once said…”Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
For instance, have you been trying the same strategies to get out the door on time, but constantly arrive late? Are you struggling to organize your day at work or home only to lose (errr…forget) important pieces of the puzzle? Do you find yourself losing your temper with your children, spouse or other important people in your life and end the day feeling frustrated?
And at the end of it all, do you feel just a little bit like you are going crazy?
Einstein had it right…insanity is repeating the same thing and hoping this time, things will be different.
But we aren’t crazy. When we keep doing the same thing, hoping the results will be different, it may be that we keep trying to solve our challenges using our weaknesses, rather than tapping into and applying our ADHD gifts.
For instance, one of the many gifts of an ADHD brain is the ability to be creative, but sometimes we get so stuck hyperfocusing on our failures that we fail to think outside the box to solve the problem.
Or often, we hit a “tipping point” and the old strategies don’t work anymore. We are suddenly struggling in areas of our lives where we usually find success.
What would it be like to pause, tap into that creative problem solving and ask…what can I do to fix this or what can I do differently?
The next time you find yourself in a situation where all your previous strategies aren’t working, try taking these steps:
Finally (because I love a good quote to keep me inspired), perhaps consider this: Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is not noise, trouble or work. It means to be in the midst of things and still be calm in your heart. ~ Anonymous
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