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You are not alone!
Motivational challenges are common with AD/HD. In fact, some research shows that motivational issues and AD/HD stem from a reduction in dopamine,
Strength is not all about muscle power!
Everyone has many personal strengths, but few of us stop to recognize and name our strengths. We are more apt to focus on our weaknesses: what’s not working, what we don’t do well, what we can’t do yet,
“I was really surprised when I got to college and realized I had to make all my own decisions – like what to do when and whether to spend time with friends or study!”
“I didn’t realize what a difference it would make to talk to a professor when I started falling behind –
What would it mean to you to flourish?
What would a flourishing life be like for you?
What would some of the pieces of that life be?
And … how might you get there?
What are the best memories you have from the past year? … What’s been working well for you this month? … What’s been your best experience in the last week? … What’s the most uplifting thing that’s happened today? … What feels good right now?
Often we don’t take time to notice,
“I really need to study organic chemistry daily.”
“I want to clean my room once a week.”
“I want to go to the library for two hours every afternoon to get my homework done.”
Whether or not you have ADHD, developing a new habit can be challenging.
One of my clients told me, “My mom is always saying, ‘You should look at the bright side!’ but I just don’t seem to think that way.”
This begs the question: so, what’s better – optimism or pessimism?
The answer? it depends!
Turns out that both optimism and pessimism come in several varieties,
“I am behind on projects at work.”
” I always have to ask for extensions on my class papers!”
Having trouble getting things done? It’s a common ADHD complaint.
In her book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD,