Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be a superpower. However, ADHD can also cause significant problems at work. Difficulty focusing. Procrastination. Working extra hours due to not completing tasks during normal business hours. Not to mention the extreme avoidance of longer-term projects that do not have clear directives or goals. ADHDers also tend to overwork and overcommit, winding up with a tangled web of to-dos and overwhelm. Fed up, but unsure how to proceed, many ADHDers feel stuck, and the lack of structure plagues them until work (and subsequently their personal life) feels out of control.
However, many ADHDers have too much noise in their life and not enough passion. ADHDers often need to set boundaries on their time while embracing their ADHD superpowers in order to thrive. There are many psychologically proven techniques to help overcome overwhelm and start unlocking your potential.
It’s time to start getting real on what is possible in a week, in a day, in an hour. Many folks with ADHD have more on their plate than is manageable for anyone (with or without ADHD). The best thing any ADHDer can do is take a hard look at what is making them too busy. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when things are genuinely overwhelming. It’s important to be mindful of what is draining your energy and get real about letting some things fall onto the cutting room floor.
Stress doesn’t come out of the blue. Something triggers stress. It might be overcommitting, it might be toxic people, it might be too much paperwork. Stress can also be triggered by a loss of something, perhaps a hobby that has slipped away? The more you can monitor triggers, the more you’ll know what you need to cut and what you need to embrace. Sometimes it’s simply about not combining triggers. For example, if interacting with a toxic person is unavoidable, that might be a good day to end with a hobby that reinvigorates your energy.
ADHD superpowers are real. ADHD is linked to heightened creativity, perseverance, and flexibility. ADHDers are often good in a crisis and exceptional at coming up with that out-of-the-box idea that revolutionizes the world. However, many ADHDers are not using their superpowers. It can help to flex the ADHD superpower muscles somehow at work. Perhaps there are more opportunities for creativity, leadership, or interpersonal interactions, where many ADHDers thrive.
You don’t have to live your life feeling constant overwhelm. ADHD treatment that uses psychologically proven strategies will help you find real understanding and real solutions. Our Columbus OH-based counseling practice has caring adult ADHD specialists. To start your journey with one of our adult ADHD specialists, follow these simple steps:
- Fill out the contact form to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.
- Meet with one of our adult ADHD specialists.
- Stop feeling scattered. Start unlocking your potential.
Other ADHD Services Offered at Focused Mind ADHD Counseling
We offer a variety of mental health services that go beyond adult ADHD treatment at our Columbus, OH counseling practice. As an adult with ADHD, Focused Mind ADHD Counseling understands you may also benefit from anxiety treatment for ADHD, counseling for men with ADHD, adult ADHD testing, or depression counseling for ADHD. You can also view our blog for more resources and helpful info. We look forward to connecting with you!