31 Days of ADHD

Everyone has forgetful moments. Stress, being preoccupied, busyness, certain medications, and just having too much “on one’s plate” can lead to lapses in memory. It doesn’t mean you or your family member has ADHD. Any one or two symptoms do not constitute a diagnosis.

This blog series, 31 Days of ADHD, is not a diagnostic tool and doesn’t offer official medical advice. Rather, it offers some insights and anecdotes that can hopefully encourage, inspire, and comfort if you or someone you know has already been diagnosed with ADHD. If you can understand yourself or them a little better, you can learn to manage your time and life more efficiently and with less stress.

Below is a partial list of posts for the month. The order may change. The links will be activated one day at a time until Oct.31st and then remain active.

31 Days of ADHD!

Day 1:  ADHD? I wondered what was wrong with me!

Day 2: How did my phone end up in the washing machine?

Day 3: ADHD minds are like winding roads

Day 4: “Just try harder” and other unhelpful advice

Day 5: ADHD common traits and symptoms

Day 6: ADHD types of inattention

Day 7: No cookie cutter ADHD

Day 8: ADHD Weaknesses into Strengths

Day 9: Managing ADHD – Make a List

Day 10: Managing ADHD – Get Organized!

Day 11: ADHD Foot in Mouth Syndrome

Day 12: A Place for Everything

Day 13: ADHD Planning and Goal Setting

Day 14: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Day 15: ADHD and Thinking of Others

Day 16: ADHD and the Art of Waiting Patiently

Day 17: Do Your Best, Delegate the Rest

Day 18: Two is Better than One

Day 19: Learn to Listen

Day 20: ADHD and Medication

Day 21: ADHD and Brain Exercises

Day 22: ADHD and Procrastination

Day 23: 30 Days to a New ADHD You!

Day 24: Putting Yourself in Charge of Your Health

Day 25: Married to ADHD: How Your Marriage Can Survive and Thrive

Day 26: Married to ADHD: How to Survive and Thrive with a Non-ADHD Spouse

Day 27: ADHD: Everything Old is New Again

Day 28: The Devil is in the Details

Day 29: ADHD: Accentuate the Positive

Day 30: Moving to the Sunny Side of ADHD

Day 31: ADHD Suggested Resources

And for someone with ADHD, that’s pretty dang awesome!

12 Comments

  1. I have two ADHD grandchildren. One of them lives with me. Can’t wait to read your 31 Days

  2. No one mentioned this to me, until the last few years. Friends ask me if I have it 🙂 I look forward to reading along and learning more

    1. Author

      Hi Christa,

      I found a great interactive website geared primarily for adults with ADHD. Here is the link to the TotallyAdd “Virtual Doctor” for a preliminary test to determine if you think you might actually have ADHD: http://totallyadd.com/virtual-doctor/

      Thanks for commenting! I’m looking forward to writing the series!

      Tracy

  3. Hello there. I have one kiddo diagnosed with ADHD… and I’m fairly certain I have it too. 🙂 Look forward to reading what you think about it!

    1. Author

      It’s amazing how many adults find out they have ADHD when their own child is diagnosed with it. that’s when they realize they have the same traits/symptoms that their kids do! Thanks for commenting!

  4. Hi,

    Having been diagnosed with ADD approximately 40yrs ago (Well, at that time it was known as EH, for Emotional Handicap) I was living a pretty rough life. That was until 10 yrs ago when I discovered Dr. Danial Amen and the Amen clinics.

    Keep writing, sharing and inspiring hope to those who have it and don’t understand what they are going through and at the same time I encourage everyone out there who reads this to get your hands on a copy of “Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD” by Dr Danial Amen. This is the first book I ever finished. Why? Because it opened my eyes to who I was and it explained the previous 37 years of frustrations. I still have them but I also know what triggers them and what to do about it when it happens.

    Since the writing of the book he’s identified another. You can see them all at
    http://www.amenclinics.com/conditions/adhd-add.

    Good Stuff.

    1. Author

      Doug, thank you so much for sharing your experience and telling everyone about a resource that helped you. I’ll definitely look into it!

    1. Author

      Hi Steph! Thanks for following me here 🙂 I’m looking forward to hearing more from you. I enjoy your blog, since I’m a “boonie girl” at heart.

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