Adulting With ADHD

Adulting in everyday life is a challenge for many of us. When you have ADHD, it can be even more challenging to try and hold everything together. From paying bills and taxes on time to making sure you schedule doctor appointments, prioritization, and organization are important factors that help one with life management. ADHD symptoms may be more manageable when you are at a younger age, but as you gain more responsibilities it is important you take the steps to help you be the best you! Try some of these great tips and tips from HelpGuide and be in control of your life! OrganizationPlanning

Using Technology: We are fortunate to live in the age of technology and can benefit from its many applications. There are different calendar apps, task management programs, website blockers and much more that can be utilized in our daily lives to help us be more efficient. The calendar app is great for helping one...

Goal Setting with ADHD. Are You On Target?

The year is underway, and if you were like many people around the world, you probably made some resolutions. It’s one thing to say a resolution, it is another thing to fully commit yourself to it. As January comes to an end, ask yourself are you on target for your goals? Did you create a plan to achieve your goals? How effective has your plan been this month? A month has passed since you proclaimed your major life change, and now its time to evaluate and recommit.

This time to reflect is important to do daily if you have ADHD. Each day can be a struggle and present many challenges, but this can also be a learning experience. Take time to reflect and ask yourself questions. What problems have you been experiencing in your life? What steps have you taken to identify them? What steps are you taking to address the problems?

There are many possibilities one can do to just cope or make it...

ADHD & Money Management. Build A Financial Foundation Plan

As a child grows up to be an adult, they learn how to become independent from their parents. This process is learned through the skills that one has gained through different life experiences. These experiences will provide a foundation for behaviors once one has reached adulthood.Business Finance

A recent study has shown that there is a gap of independence between adults with ADHD and those without. This gap is found in financial independence.

A recent study done by FIU’s Center for Children and Families shows “Adults with childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are expected to earn $1.25 million less than adults without a history of ADHD, over their lifetime, potentially reaching retirement with up to 75% lower net worth.”

This does not mean that if you have ADHD you will be unsuccessful or financially dependent all your life. You have the potential to be highly successful. This study...

Can Music Boost Brainpower? Music Therapy and ADHD.

Music is all around us. It is in the noises we make, the different sounds that we hear, and even our individual heartbeats. We are fortunate enough to live in the age of digital music where almost any song can be shared around the world. You can go to your local library and find songs from so many artists in so many different genres. Music is not just a great way to relax or express one’s self, music therapy is a method that can help those that are affected by traumatic brain injuries, dementia, autism, and ADHD. Check out this great article from Additude Magazine, and make some noise!Acoustic Guitar 15598 640

Music Provides Structure: Music provides our brains with rhythm and structure. This is important for those with ADHD as our brains try to find a sense of calm in our everyday life. It is easy to get distracted, and even easier to forget details. The challenge is directing and sustaining our attention to...

Be Allergic To Junk Food! Choose Foods For Better Brain Health.

Foods play an important role in our daily lives. The different foods we eat give us the energy we need to live our best lives. When we make the decision to eat healthy foods, we are helping our physical and cognitive health. Taking control of one’s diet can be challenging, but can be very rewarding. For those with ADHD, maintaining a proper diet can help mitigate ADHD symptoms. Children with ADHD sometimes experience behavioral issues or impulsivity due to spikes within their blood sugar or from the lack of other essential vitamins. By focusing on a healthy diet, you can help control these spikes and support a healthy body and brain. Check out these great recipes from Everyday Health as you eat your way to a better and healthier life! Shutterstock 711939556

PBJ On Whole Wheat: This is a classic. I remember coming home from school and would just look forward to sinking my teeth in this delicious treat...

Power Down, Concentrate More!

Mobile and online gaming have grown to be an integrated part of our everyday lives. It is a great way to relax after a long day, stay in contact with friends from all over the world, and can be used to learn new skills such as languages or math skills. These mobile applications are great, but like most things, they should be enjoyed in moderation. How does one control their use when games are coming out daily with new features and enhanced graphics? This question is important for parents and children with ADHD. Children and adults with ADHD have the power to is hyperfocus when it comes to enjoyable, high-stimuli activities such as video games or watching tv.  However, studies are now showing that hyper-focusing on games like PUBG, Fortnite, or Call of Duty can negatively affect concentration levels and development. It is important that parents take note of their children’s...