Women With ADHD ADD

For Women with ADHD ADD Who Want to Connect

Okay, today I have let my ADD run amok. I have had to deal with things and people that are just not interesting or just down right annoying so I have given myself permission to freely daydream and enter my "alternate universe" where I have a whole different lifestyle, job, personality, body type, you name it, in my head. And, at least just for today, the world in my head is more interesting than what is happening in reality.  And, just for right now, I am going to let it flow, and enjoy it. That's right, no surpressing it, no denying it, just acceptance. Welcome to Sandyland, I am the mayor and everybody loves me here.  Just for today, if anyone ask me "honey, are you paying attention" the answer is "Why no, no I'm not" and I am gonna feel good about it. It is so freeing to sometimes give myself permission to be myself.  Is this how gay people feel when they come out of the closet? So goodbye website, I am going back to running amok. Amok, amok, amok. And no, I am not having a nervous breakdown, I just need to be mentally free of reigning in my inattentiveness from time to time. That in and of itself is very exhausting. Probably why we are all so tired all of the time. Somebody should do a study about that!!

Tags: I, all, attention, day, not, on, paying, plan

Views: 420

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Running amok sounds better than running a marathon.  Have fun!
You are taking an attention vacation! :-)   -My fifteen year old son does this very consciously, sayinghe does not want to use the ritilan as he just wants to "float"!  I am the same way. And, I think the "floating" is condusive to creativity (Ritilan is condusive to getting the bills paid).

attention vacation sounds cool!! I am such a day dreamer that sometimes people think  am staring, when i just zone out momentarally! I find i am creative what ever. the concerta helps me focus on my creativity and channel it. my god i can hyperfocus on my art or music!!

 

I like days where  can just "be me" it is exhausting having to conform to work, and everyone else expectations. Kellyland is great.

My son and I take drug vacations, too.  It is very pleasant to do!  Just be sure you've checked your calendar before you take time off.  I've messed up pretty badly by waking up on a weekend and deciding I want a drug holiday, not checking my calendar and then being very sorry to have let someone down later in the day.

Hyperfocus is a gift to creative people, scientists, engineers - I would not be as successful today as I am if I didn't have the gift of hyperfocus, but what small amount of success and recognition I've earned came late, and will never fully flower, because I went untreated for so many years.  I wish I'd had early intervention, and learned when and how to use the gift while connecting to reality (meds do this for me) when I was younger.  I envy my son's self-knowledge at such a young age.  He uses the meds during school and assignments, but takes days off whenever he can, and he's the getting credit and recognition he'll need to get ahead.

KellyB said:

attention vacation sounds cool!! I am such a day dreamer that sometimes people think  am staring, when i just zone out momentarally! I find i am creative what ever. the concerta helps me focus on my creativity and channel it. my god i can hyperfocus on my art or music!!

 

I like days where  can just "be me" it is exhausting having to conform to work, and everyone else expectations. Kellyland is great.

I used to say that I drank to make other people interesting!

 

True enough that I just don't find that many people have that much meaningful to say. I crack myself up though, all the time!

I find write song lyrics i get a verse and chorus and get bored of the song. or it's forgotten as i am tired. I also like to draw and paint. i have been known to draw and hours pass by. like seconds. oops. hyperfocus.

Lindsey, I am SO with you on that one.  Sometimes (often) I cannot tolerate "social" gatherings because I am made physically uncomfortable by small talk!  So funny, for YEARS I have said "I crack me up!"

 

I've known I have ADD for over 8 years... but until just now, I had no idea that some of my quirkiness is ADD-related.  Talk about a Eureka Moment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

Lindsey said:

I used to say that I drank to make other people interesting!

 

True enough that I just don't find that many people have that much meaningful to say. I crack myself up though, all the time!

Do any of your daydreams include yourself singing like Whitney Houston or skating like Dorthy Hamil in front of an audience or doing anything fantastic to briefly shed the stupid image..........a stupid image is part of ADD is it not?
Of course they do. In fact, most of my daydreams are about my alternate universe where I am all things bright and shiny LOL!! Why daydream about the same stuff I'm living. I already know that. It's way more exciting to daydream about possibilities that are probably never going to happen (no matter how much I try, I cannot sing like Whitney Houston, well, maybe crack head Whitney, but definitely not old Whitney LOL). Oh, and um...Dazy, you dated yourself with Dorothy Hamil. Not many really young people know her (I always loved her hair when I was younger!!LOL)
I have a constant radio station going on in my head. people can be talking to me and i do not notice. their mouths move and their speech just does not register!!
Love it!  It reminds me of the time I said in an argument with someone, "Maybe I would pay better attention to you if you weren't so boring!" : D  Always having an interesting companion with me is one of my favorite things about ADHD.  It almost makes me sad for "normals." LOL  Thanks for the good post and the chuckles!

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Great Resources for Women with ADHD

© 2014   Created by Terry Matlen, ACSW.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service