Knitting. I taught myself how to knit 9 years ago and made many things. Then I taught myself how to crochet. And made things. Then I lost interest in both, once I felt like I had mastered the elements.
Now I realize that that is typical of people with ADHD. It’s so true for me that I consider one of my hobbies to be “learning new things”. Once the challenge is gone, I get bored and move on.
My bestie is a Dr Who fan and I decided to make her a Tardis scarf for her birthday. I really do enjoy it. @additudemag says that doing a handcraft is a good idea, especially when you need to force yourself to pay attention to something. I find that to be true, and am enjoying the process.
What hobbies do you enjoy? What appeals to you about them?
Have you said hello to Billy and Benny? These two little munchers joined the Hope House community about a year ago and have been adored by all of us. If we have anymore animals Hope House might look more like a farm than a school! But we wouldn’t have a problem with that! 🐐🐐
Fant denne tegningen fra i fjor, og den passet veldig fint i dag!😊 Den viser noen av tingene jeg gjør (gjerne flere samtidig) når hjernen min er rastløs og trenger sysselsetting for å ca slappe av🤓 Før trodde jeg at å f.eks. rydde hele klesskapet eller tegne mengder med tankekart var en usunn vane for å håndtere angsten, nå vet jeg at det stort sett bare er hjernen min som er litt ekstra rastløs og virrete🦋 For å skape et snev av system og ro på innsiden, må jeg skape det på utsiden. Og det er helt greit. Også blir det (noen ganger) ryddig i samme slengen! Win-win!😌🦋
Earlier this year I was reminded that grades weren't everything when I received a very unexpected 65%. I was completely distraught to the point of anxiety attacks (look up perfectionism and ADHD!). I prayed continuously and finally accepted it for what it was.... unimportant!
Only then was a technical error revealed. My 65% turned into 94%. I vowed never to be trapped like that again... but this morning I once again found myself obsessed with grades on my one final test (in the same class). .
The I received the nudge, "In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths."
I was quickly reminded of what is important... moments in time. He has already decided my path, He knows what I work towards and regardless of grades He will make sure I am where I need to be!
I am Paul. Story time with Scarlette: The other day one I was at this girls birthday party. It was so much fun and then we got to the food part. They had Mountain Dew and I always remember as a kid my parents being like nope u CANNOT have Mountain Dew it has caffeine u will be bouncing off the walls. So I thought ya know what I’m going to have Mountain Dew. I had 1 cup and it tasted great. I didn’t feel any different so I was like eh might as well have another one I guess I can handle caffeine. So I had like 3 more cups. And the whole time this one friend was like “hey scar I think that’s enough, we have a thirty minute car ride back to my house and ur going to have to sit through it” but I was like “I’m all good I don’t even feel it” Then it hit me. I COULD NOT SIT STILL. I could have run a marathon, won a boxing match I felt invincible. Then they were like let’s take a picture. But I could not stand still at all. In all the pictures I was a blurry blob. My Hyperactive ADHD self was practically bouncing off the walls. I couldn’t hold a conversation for the life of me. MY BRAIN WAS GOING EVEN FASTER THEN NORMAL. I got into the car and both my legs were bouncing up and down, I was fidgeting non-stop. Having 3 conversation at once. I’m surprised my friends could deal with it Ahahahahaha. Arden had coffee the other day as well. She wants me to have coffee so we can do a scientific study on the effects of caffeine on the ADHD brain. So I think I will give it a try on Friday. I will let u know about this experience. And how I deal at school. WHOOP. YEETLES. #adhdcaffine#adhdcoffee#adhdscience#adhdmemes#iampaul#procrastination#schoolcanbereallyhardwithadbd#adhdkids#adhdprobs#adhd#adhdproblems#adhdlife#adhdbrain#adhdchild#adhdstruggles#adhdgirls#adhdkid#adhdforbeginners#adhdteens#lifewithadhd#myadhdlife#adhdmoment
Dit zegt genoeg toch. ik zeg niet dat het de oplossing is maar is wel een punt om is over na te denken. want niet elk kind leert op de zelfde manier en vooral een kind met adhd niet of een volwassene met adhd want je leert elke dag nog steeds
Oh totally!!! I didn’t feel like an adult until my late 20s. And I didn’t get my shit together until my 30s.
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