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3 Tips to Channel ADHD Hyperfocus

3 Tips to Channel ADHD Hyperfocus

Once adults with ADHD become hyperfocused, they come on like an 18-wheeler charging down a mountainside without brakes. But is there a way to control it?

Last week I wrote about how embarrassment can trigger clarity and ADHD hyperfocus. I also wrote about how trauma can cause the same reaction. These shocks to our system can lift most of us into a higher state of awareness. Think of how lucky you are to have ADHD. If you’re like me, embarrassment–and hyperfocus–occurs weekly as I blunder about my life being embarrassed by my boneheaded actions.

But how long does the hyperfocus last for you? Are you able to channel ADHD hyperfocus to move your life and projects forward, or is it just another strong emotion you experience then instantly forget as you

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Adult ADHD Forgetfulness: Lost Eyeglasses of Doom

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.

Adult ADHD Forgetfulness: Lost Eyeglasses of Doom

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.

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ADHD Late Night Impulse Control Vs. Sleep

ADHD Late Night Impulse Control Vs. Sleep

ADHD impulse control makes sleeping difficult. Here's a way to get sleep without worrying you'll forget to do something tomorrow or lose that creative idea.

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.

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You Can Control Your ADHD Impulses and Avoid B&E Charges!

You Can Control Your ADHD Impulses and Avoid B&E Charges!

Training yourself to pause and think can counter ADHD impulsivity and save you from social gaffes. Read about Douglas' latest close call.

Believe it or not, you truly can control your ADHD impulses and avoid being arrested for breaking and entering. 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 catastrophic lapses of impulse control.

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ADHD: Of Mousse and Men

ADHD: Of Mousse and Men

Sometimes when life gets crazy and your ADHD mind seems 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.

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Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

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 I wanted to impress. Write two new blogs and find people to be interviewed for the HealthyPlace TV & Radio shows. I could do that—easy.

It’s true that the first blog was a day late because we hadn’t worked out all the details of my rehire, but I wrote it in time even if it wasn’t posted in time. But what happened to the second blog?

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SpongeBob SquarePants Makes Kiddies ADHD?

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!

SpongeBob SquarePants Makes Kiddies ADHD?

I knew there was a reason I despised SpongeBob SquarePants and his shiny bottom. There was just something about that character that set my teeth on edge. It wasn’t the fact he was a talking sponge. It had nothing to do with his nasally voice. It didn’t even have anything to do with the inane plots or lame jokes. No, something about that squishy annoyance with the large proboscis filled me with an almost primeval loathing. And now I know why.

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When Megan Fox and ADHD Collide

Our mind can trick us into believing certain things are true. As a child, were there any of us who didn’t once believe something was in the closet or under the bed when the nightlight cast long shadows about the room?

When Megan Fox and ADHD Collide

I was refamiliarizing myself with HealthyPlace.com when I came across an article by fellow HealthyPlace.com blogger, Becky Oberg.

What? Megan Fox is removing her Marilyn Monroe tattoo because Marilyn “…suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar”? Marilyn’s image attracts negative energy? Do tell!

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I began to immediately wonder. Could this be the fast food version of the Law of Attraction? Instead of all that effort focusing our energies to call out to the Universe to send us BMWs and wads of cash, all we have to do is tattoo something on our arm.

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Video: Adult ADHD Means That I’m Hyperfocused AND Forgetful

In my final video for HealthyPlace, I give definitive proof that I have ADHD and that hyper-focus can be an embarrassing thing.

Video: Adult ADHD Means That I’m Hyperfocused AND Forgetful

So there I was, relieved that I had written my final blog entry without incident. I even still liked it after waking up. But something was bugging me. I felt like I had left something out. Towards the end of the day I was still puzzled. Why did I feel like things were unfinished?

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ADHD Goofs: Stand Up and Take a Bow

Take a man with an ADHD brain on the fritz, deprive him of sleep, and put him on a diet. Then sit back and watch the show.

ADHD Goofs: Stand Up and Take a Bow

Take a man with an ADHD brain on the fritz, deprive him of sleep, and put him on a diet. Then sit back and watch the show.

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