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Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

There is a switch in our mind, sometimes cobweb covered and stiff with disuse, but it is clearly labeled MOTIVATION. Once we flick it into action, nothing can stop the ADHD adult with a purpose. We come on like an 18-wheeler charging down a mountainside without brakes.

Sometimes strong emotions like embarrassment can give an Adult with ADHD hyperfocus and clarity. Learning to take advantage of that clarity can turn ADHD from a downside into an upside. After all, think of all the opportunities you’ll have to beclown yourself in life!

Lots of folks have memory issues, but none with as much daily flare as adults with ADHD. If we’re not getting on the wrong bus or heading east from Cape Cod to get to California, we’re confusing meeting times AND places several times in a row. It’s almost like we’re wired to get fired.

The adult with ADHD can often lose track of time, especially when becoming hyperfocused on something like expressing their opinion online. If a blog or article sets me off, I will let myself write away, but when I am done I check to make sure I haven’t written too much. Sometimes I’ll edit it down to a manageable size. Many times I’ll just delete the whole thing and move on. I have found that there are moments when the comment isn’t worth the time it would take to edit it. Not every ADHD turd can be polished into a shiny comment. Sometimes it’s just a rambling turd.

Do you find you and your ADHD noggin leaping out of bed at all hours of the night to work on something you left unfinished or suddenly remembered? Or perhaps you race out of bed every time you come up with a new idea that ABSOLUTELY MUST BE BROUGHT TO LIFE THAT VERY SECOND. If so, today’s article is just for you.

Believe it or not, you truly can control your ADHD impulses and avoid being arrested for illegal entry. All it takes is a few good thumps from the School of Hard Knocks to drive the lesson home, but even an air-headed dreamer such as myself can learn to avoid catastrophe.

Sometimes when life gets crazy and your ADHD mind seemed determined to make the worst of your day, finding the humor in the situation is the only remedy you have left to keeping your spirits high.

Can you train yourself to overcome ADHD? You can if you remember to do it. Of course, with ADHD that’s a tall order. The task last week seemed simple enough. It was my first week back on the job and … Continue reading

According to Dr. Dimitri Christakis, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study, the results should be cautiously interpreted because they only tested a few tykes, but gosh darn if the data didn’t look bad for TV. He even felt the study suggested that media exposure is a public health issue. Why, that means the government can get involved and finally do something about all those brightly colored cleaning supplies who sing silly sea shanties to our children!