I took last week off. I was supposed to go away with my husband for our anniversary, but instead we had a staycation, something I’ve never done before.We hiked in the nearby mountains, slept in, ate too much and relaxed. It was incredible. My husband even remarked, “You’re a lot of fun!”
Then I returned to work and dove headfirst into my inbox and to do list. And suddenly all that relaxation and ease disappeared as I started dealing with tech issues. I love my work coaching people with ADHD, but I realized quite quickly that I become crabby when I have to deal with certain components of my business.
By the end of the day, I definitely didn’t feel fun anymore.
And I want that other energy back.
Which brings me to a question that came up in a few conversations last week – who do you want to be when you come out of this?
It’s been over a month and most of us have now moved beyond the immediate panic that came with the upheaval of suddenly working and schooling from home. We’ve found a bit of breathing room and our lives are adjusting to this new normal. That includes developing different strategies for managing our ADHD.
Humans are pretty resilient and even in the middle of a pandemic, we find ways to grow and develop.
So here are some questions to ask yourself at this stage:
- What do you want to let go of from your ‘old life’?
- What do you want to truly put your energy into now and moving forward?
- What are you doing now that is working better for you and your ADHD?
- What can you do differently than the way you’ve always done – especially when it comes to managing your ADHD?
- Who do you want to be when you come out of this?
I know that I don’t want to be crabby and complaining and running around putting out fires in my business. I want to focus on my clients, my family…the things that bring me joy in my life. I want to spend time in nature with my loved ones and taking time off when I need it.
I want to be fun!
If who you want to be includes being someone who better manages their ADHD, read on here: