Are You Ignoring Your ADHD Symptoms?

by | Sep 6, 2018 | ADHD Coaching | 2 comments

You can’t control your ADHD if you are ignoring your ADHD symptoms. At least if you want to live easier with ADHD. Yet, I find lots of people don’t know how to manage their symptoms. Let’s remove some of the confusion, shall we?

What’s the first thing I want you to remember? ADHD is NOT a failure of will. It’s a brain-based condition. Here’s the catch. When you don’t give your brain the care it needs, your ADHD symptoms will be worse.

Even out of control.

That’s why keying in to your ADHD symptoms is essential if you want an easier ADHD life.

Think Again Before Ignoring Your ADHD Symptoms

Here’s the cool part. When you get this down to a system, your symptoms become a handy road map guiding you on how to take care of your brain.

The other cool thing? Get your ADHD symptoms under control and it’s easier to learn the other ADHD life skills.

This is why one of the first things I focus on with my clients is ADHD symptom control. If your brain isn’t working, you’re not working!

Let’s Use Me As An Example…

Brain fog is one of the symptoms that sinks my boat the most.

This morning I woke up bursting with ideas and energy. The problem was that by the time I got to my desk, my brain was foggy. Writing this article, as I’d planned, felt impossible.

Instead of getting upset, I got curious.

You see, I know the top three things that flare my brain fog. Not enough sleep, not eating enough protein, and not drinking enough water.

With that awareness it was easy to figure out what was causing the fog.

I’d gotten plenty of sleep and eaten a protein rich breakfast, so those were off the list.

But I did notice that my mouth was dry. That’s when it hit me. Favorite Husband grilled teriyaki chicken last night. I was probably dehydrated from the extra sodium.

Sure enough, a couple more glasses of water did the trick. (As you can see, since you’re reading what I was struggling to write.)

Getting Your ADHD Symptoms Under Control

Rather than ignoring your ADHD symptoms, knowing your major ADHD symptoms and how to manage them gives you control over how your brain works.

That’s why members of the ADHD Success Club become experts on managing their ADHD symptoms. Which symptoms cause them the most grief and what to do about it. That smooths the way for learning the other prime pieces of living easier with ADHD. How to get organized and manage time.


  1. delia

    I llove that you write in short bursts. I am an young woman with ADHD/PPDNOS (typical autism) and this makes it … easy. 🙂

    • Dana Rayburn

      Hi Delia, So glad my writing style helps! Personally, I find long paragraphs of text hard to read, too. Thanks and be well, Dana


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