October is #ADHDawarenessMonth or, better yet, #ADHDacceptanceMonth. With this focus on ADHD education and acceptance, I felt like this aspect of my story could relate and be extremely helpful for so many, especially those late diagnosed.
It was 9 years ago this month that I was diagnosed with #ADHD. Although I've been very vocal about it since that day, my understanding of its impact on my life and working to better understand my dyslexia tendencies have only happened in the last 36 months.
Over those 36 months, I started taking notes of things I've discovered through other creators, ADHD conversations on social media, and collaborations with ADHD coaches linked to my ADHD.
27 Aspects of ADHD that impact every aspect of my Adult life.
Time blindness: difficulty prioritizing it, measuring how much time a given task will take
Hyperfocus: engrossed in something that we can become unaware of anything else around them.
Struggle to accept Critical feedback
Acting without much consideration for the consequences
Interrupting people (impulsive don’t want to forget what we have to say)
Tough time keeping up friends
Language processing limitations
Impulsive and lack of self-control
Restlessness and Anxiety feeling like our internal motor won’t shut off.
Everything is overdramatic
Over apologizing coming across as insecure
Feel shame in oversharing
Desire and need to be a people pleaser
All or nothing mindset
Addictive personality habits
Struggle to take pride in what we do as we grew up feeling broken.
Difficulty remembering to pay bills and how much money they have
Frequent mood swings
Lack of attention to detail when writing in regards to Capitalization, punctuation and basic sentence structure
Desire to push limits and always explore new things sexually, personally and in business.
Problems following through and completing tasks
Avoidance tendencies around difficult conversations or topics that might seem small to others
Trouble in relationships or being seen as uncaring or irresponsible
Accountability shifting and lack of self-discipline
I created this Flipboard Magazine that lists 198+ blog posts I've read over the years that have helped me better understand my ADHD and mental health.
I share all of this because I WISH I understood all of the different things that were impacted by my brain working differently than most…
So for those who are struggling or those who are fully aware of their Mental Health journey, I feel it's essential to normalize mental health and EVERYTHING impacted by those of us working with mental health deal with.
This is connected to a much larger goal and one I plan on dedicating more of my platform to one day, and that is to….
When we shift our mindset from what is stopping us to what we can do with what makes us unique, our vulnerabilities become our superPOWERS!
Let's work harder at UNDERSTANDING each other and judge less!
- Cheers Fanzo
Feel free to check out my latest focus on removing this stigma around mental health as I launch my $ADHD Creator Coin: ADHDcoin.com