ADHD adults and cats have a lot in common. It’s true. When your ADHD life skills are weak, you’ll spend a ton of energy covering up your messes. Just like a cat in a litter box.
Hiding this clutter here. Covering that missed deadline there. Walking about acting like what you just did doesn’t smell like chaos.
So let’s get honest right now and do a self check. How are your ADHD life skills?
Do a quick review of the three essential ADHD life skill sets:
- Time Management
- Symptoms Management
If you’re unsure where you fall in those three categories, consider this solid clue that your ADHD life skills need help: your words.
How often do you say things like:
- Excuse the mess.
- Could you repeat that? I missed what you said.
- Maybe no one will notice…
- Sorry, I’m late!
- I know it’s here somewhere…
- Sorry! I should have it finished tomorrow.
Your words are your direct link to whether you’re struggling to cover your tracks. A clear sign you’re living in mayhem and chaos.
As bad as they are, the mayhem and chaos aren’t really the worst part of living with ADHD. The worst part is the guilt and shame.
The constant knowledge that you’re letting yourself down. Letting other people down. Knowing other people notice you’re dropping the ball.
Such a painful way to live.
I used to be an expert at covering my messes, too. My words often focused on excuses and shame. In the olden days, before I got a handle on my ADHD.
This is why I’m passionate about teaching practical ADHD life skills. I’ve lived both ways and like the new way best. And I want that for you.
If you’re tired of living like a cat covering up messes as fast as you make them, then I challenge you to focus on skill building. Take charge of filling in the gaps so you can create the calm, intentional life you want. Change your relationship with your ADHD.
If you’re ready to build new ADHD life skills and totally change your relationship with your ADHD, I suggest you consider joining my ADHD Success Club.
We start the Clutter Free module next week – organization is a KEY ADHD life skill!
Read Chris’s Opinion of the ADHD Success Club:
Dana has an incredible knack for identifying needs and then teaching practical, step-by-step strategies that don’t come naturally to those of us with ADD. Equally important, she provides warm, empathetic, non-judgmental support to help those of us in the Success Club move forward: to actually make progress instead of just talking about making progress.
My wife and kids have noticed a huge difference in my daily routine, my attentiveness to staying on task, and being able to build a structured schedule around daily and weekly goals. And although my co-workers and boss have no idea that I participate in ADD coaching, they have noticed that I am now on time, even early, to meetings, instead of always being late.
Dana is a naturally joyful, fun and encouraging person and the coaching calls have become a bright spot of my week. I feel like I’m finally learning the skills that I’ve lacked all my life. More importantly, I have the necessary support to be who I want to be and accomplish what I want to accomplish rather than being tossed around by the symptoms of my ADD.
Chris, San Diego California
Stop struggling with poor ADHD life skills. Join the ADHD Success Club today. Click here for details.