Is There a Ferrari in Your Head?
You Know What a Ferrari Is, Right? It’s a really fast sports car. Do you feel like you have one in your head? Maybe not an actual Ferrari, but something that goes really fast? Like all of those thoughts spinning around in your head? You can barely finish one before there are 3 more popping […]
I Need a USB in My Brain
Imagine if You Had Extra Storage for Your Brain What if we could install a USB port in our brain and then stick a thumb drive in there and download a bunch of stuff onto it? Like when you’re still awake at 2:00 a.m. and your mind is going in a thousand different directions. You […]
The Attention Problem (and How to Fix It)
The Goldfish Myth Those of us with ADHD have a problem with attention. You may have read (in many different places) that today the average American has an attention span of 8 seconds – shorter than that of a goldfish. This “theory” is from a 2015 study done by Microsoft, and it’s since been challenged […]
Are You Acting or Reacting?
Acting or Reacting? What’s the Difference? Just for clarity’s sake, let’s define these two ideas: Reacting is simply that. You respond to whatever is happening around you without any forethought. Your phone beeps or vibrates; you have a new message, so you check it immediately. Acting is behaving in a manner that shows some thought […]
How Many People are Living in Your Head?
Other People No, I don’t mean to imply that you’ve got actual other personalities in your head. That would be something altogether different than ADHD. And I don’t mean that you hear voices, like schizophrenics do. I guess what I do mean is that your head is always crowded with other people’s opinions and judgements […]
All I Wanted was a Recipe
Guess what? You can find this post in the spring 2018 edition of ADDitude Magazine! I’m SO excited! Have you ever started to do something simple, something that should only take a minute or so, only to have it consume hours of your time? Oh, and while it’s consuming your time, it’s also testing your […]