Hello fellow #ADHD-ers!! An election is coming up and I know how tedious and hard it is for us to research our ballots and get motivated. Your brain is literally fighting you. But guess what! Still not an excuse to not vote! Here are some things that will help:
LET'S BREAK DOWN THE STEPS. I'll tackle practical logistics first, ballot research second. The second thing will probably be the hardest for us, honestly.
OKAY HERE WE GO– THE PHYSICAL ACT OF VOTING:
Are you voting in person?
1. locate your polling place! bfy.tw/4fOf Google has an easy form to enter your address.
2. Use google maps to find out how long it will take to get there from where you are coming from that day.
#TuesdayThoughts on #ADHD. Today – ADHD and #Anxiety. Anxiety is a major problem for many kids with #ADHD. Kids with ADHD often seem fearless, but many kids with ADHD struggle with anxiety. THREAD 1/
There is actually a lot of overlap between ADHD and anxiety – both can lead to inattention, restlessness, and irritability. 2/
About 30% of kids with #ADHD also qualify for an anxiety disorder. But even kids without anxiety disorders often have problems with anxiety and worrying. But why do kids with ADHD have problems with anxiety? 3/
I did the most #ADHD thing the other day. I took one pill then got distracted + took another, so ended up wired when one dose makes me like a "normal" person. I'm coming out as ADHD now after building a record of hard work bc there's stigma. Lmk if you have qs about pros and cons
I'm in good company with Michael Phelps and Einstein 🙂. Basically even without meds I'm able to hyperfocus on what I'm interested in accomplishing but if you ask me to do something boring I'll be incredibly inept. healthline.com/health/adhd/be…
Also #ADHD is linked with higher sensitivity to things like bright lights, sounds and textures. I was only diagnosed a few years ago and just thought before that knit turtlenecks were a medieval torture device.
Y'all know I have a lot of feelings so today is a lot. I've never been suicidal but it's all important to talk about. My diagnosis journey has been long and I've always been compelled to try lots of options and STILL felt a sense of defeat when I did find the answer (thread)
Like damn, how many years could I have had back I'd known earlier. I've always been intense. I like to perform, have a mouth on me, and enjoy making people laugh but have crippling anxiety and have experienced waves of depression before I even knew that's what they were.
I hit the worst wall after college and a breakup, cranking wayyyyy too hard through school not realizing what was going on. I am extremely fortunate that I had to capacity to tell my boss something was wrong with me when I could barely get myself to work, much less go an