You’re right – there is! And it starts with identifying what’s going on. Seeing people struggle unnecessarily with ADHD breaks my heart.
What’s the first thing you need to change your relationship with ADHD? Information! Here’s a list of some of the common signs of out of control ADHD.
14 Sure Signs ADHD is Out of Control
- You can’t estimate how long it will take you to do things. You either think you can do two hours of work in 15 minutes or you procrastinate for days on a five minute task.
- You’re often late for meetings and appointments. That is if you remember them at all.
- You consistently work on trivial stuff. Tasks that aren’t getting you closer to your goals.
- Life is chaotic. You’re rarely prepared for anything and, if you are, it was a stressful last-minute push to get ready.
- You often can’t find what you need when you need it and frequently waste time searching for things.
- You spend time and energy covering your tracks to hide the things you didn’t get done in hopes no one will notice what you’ve neglected.
- You have little control over being pulled into distractions – falling down endless rabbit holes of total wastes of time and doing unimportant things.
- You double and triple book appointments without knowing it.
- You ignore life’s details and make careless mistakes that cause a ripple effect of problems.
- Your to do list is a hot mess and you have absolutely no idea how you’ll ever get everything done.
- You can’t focus or get started working on projects.
- You forget to do the routine things that need to be done.
- You seem to spend a lot of time making excuses and letting other people down – including yourself.
- You often forget to do things and can’t count on yourself to follow-through or keep your commitments.
How’d You Do? Is Your ADHD Out of Control?
How many did you check off?
Are you wondering if you met the “magic number”? Guess what. There isn’t a magic number that indicates whether your ADHD is out of control.
What matters is if ADHD is affecting your ability to function and to enjoy life. Life doesn’t have to be so hard. If your ADHD is out of control you don’t have to accept it.
Learning to live more easily with ADHD is possible. I’ve done it and my ADHD coaching clients have, too. It’s not easy, but if you want to live to your potential and make your big ideas happen then you need to consider making some changes.