“20 Rules to Live By: My ADHD Life Guide”

Dance to your own tune, try to do things 100%, pursue well-designed goals, and 17 other ADHD rules to live by 👉

9/18/2021 7:00:00 PM

Dance to your own tune, try to do things 100%, pursue well-designed goals, and 17 other ADHD rules to live by 👉

These 20 rules to live by — my ADHD handbook of sorts — were forged out of hardship and heartbreak. I hope they help you, too.

Don’t use ADHD as your crutchor reason to be the victim. No one else wants your issue to negatively impact their life, and this way of thinking will only make life worse. Quit complaining.Beware of time bandits. Beware the dopamine rushes from alcohol, drugs, spending, social media, and other counterproductive time bandits. These quick fixes will likely lead to long-term issues. Learn healthier, more productive ways to self-medicate.

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Live frugally and save. ADHD has a sneaky way of causing sudden, unexpected landslides. Even when things are going well, minimize your life. Don’t clutter it up with too many possessions. Err toward simplicity. Try to maximize inflows into a high-quality, tax-efficient, long-hold investment portfolio. Learn about the FIRE movement. Your financial cushion will provide much needed peace of mind, if all else fails.

Stay disciplined.Commit to a daily routine. Try to wake up and go to sleep at around the same time each day. Keep busy to ward off anxiety. Minimize distractions and negative triggers.Relentlessly pursuewell-designed goals.Cut them up into daily actions and habits, and always prioritize them above all else. Never break the chain of completing these daily – no matter what. headtopics.com

Try to do things 100%,not half-way. Strive for mastery. Build self-confidence.Design your life around skills, abilities, interests, and ADHD limitations.Professionally, don’t overlook entrepreneurship as the potentially safer option. The common neurotypical 9-to-5 path may not be a long-term solution. Stick to passionate endeavors, no matter how difficult it may seem to fit life around them.

Find a reliable. This will be your pressure release valve. Speak, but also listen compassionately and without judgement.Eat nutritious foodsand exercise daily. Find an exercise you enjoy and make sure to do it often. Try to have fun with it. Don’t forget to hydrate.

Be patientwith those closest to you. Neurotypical friends and family won’t always understand you, and that’s OK. Learn to say, “I’m sorry” freely, but not unnecessarily. Read more: ADDitude »

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