Living with ADHD in the 21st Century

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Living with ADHD in the 21st Century

Living with ADHD is not an easy journey. You may wonder sometimes why this is the hand you were dealt. And coping with and learning to live with it is even harder in the 21st century. On one hand, you could say that having ADHD now is an advantage. At least we know what it is now, and there are various treatments like medication and ADHD coaching. Yet, it still has a stigma, just like any brain disorder. If you have a medical condition like diabetes or arthritis, people accept that more readily than if you have a different kind of brain. The stigma needs to go.

Why Living with ADHD Needs to be a New Normal

ADHD shouldn’t be something that is whispered about or talked about behind closed doors. Why? Because its prevalence is growing rapidly.

These estimates are probably much lower than the actual number of those dealing with ADHD. But at least, many are having the conversation about it: parents, teachers, and students all need to be talking about how it impacts the life of the individual and how to use ADHD as a positive rather than a life sentence for failure. There is also considerable research being conducted to learn why ADHD brains are different and what approaches may work best for those with symptoms that make living with ADHD hard. This includes impulsivity, inability to concentrate, disorganization, communication issues, and others.

Living with ADHD and Thriving

The best news is that in the 21st century, there are lots of resources and experts in the field that can help you thrive with an ADHD brain. Because of this, so many with the disease are now living their best life with ADHD. It’s like anything in life that is a roadblock, you have to maneuver your way through it. You won’t get there alone. First and foremost, know it’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to be frustrated and angry. Once you are on a clearer path, you’ll see those things diminish as you spend your time focusing on joy rather than everything that’s gone wrong.

If you are ready to live your best ADHD life, get in touch to learn more about our coaching programs.

By | 2018-03-30T12:38:57+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Self-Image, Treatment|0 Comments

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As founder and president of ADHD FREE, Carol has proven to be one of the foremost thought leaders on the subject of ADHD and other innovative brain types. Her 40+ years of hands-on experience with ADHD as well as her cutting-edge research provide valuable tools and success strategies for children, teenagers, college students, adults, executives and couples that Carol coaches, trains and consults with. Every day Carol provides her clients with the tools they need to lead orderly, happy lives in the classroom, office and home. After working with Carol, you will know your unique gifts, be able to express your true talents, and successfully achieve a more stress free and fulfilling life.

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