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  • Kelsey Darmochwal

Let's Chat about Adult ADHD (and your race car brain)

When your diagnosis focuses on the "deficits" it can be tricky to find strengths.

Dr. Edward Howell said that the best way to describe ADHD is not as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but as "A race car brain with bicycle brakes." I am inclined to agree.

With ADHD there is not a lack of focus or attention, it is just constantly being pulled in different directions. When something grabs your attention you can stick with it an bring a lot of power and attention to detail to that thing, it just might not be the thing that you want or need to be focusing on.

This is why some people believe ADHD can be a "blessing and a curse", and for others it feels completely negative.

At Positive Perceptions I can help you identify different techniques to help you learn how to work with your brain instead of feeling frustrated and unfocused losing energy through constant fighting against it.

Some tools we can explore are improving skills like reducing procrastination, improving organization, developing routines, creating work and home environments that allow your brain to flow in a manner that is fit to your needs, learning how to "steer" your thoughts, recognizing when you are focusing and ways to address a need to change what you are focusing on. I also can help you with confidence concerns that have built up over year of trying to fight against yourself.

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