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  • Writer's pictureBrian Fanzo

27 Aspects of ADHD That Disrupt Every Aspect of My Adult Life!

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.

  1. Time blindness: difficulty prioritizing it, measuring how much time a given task will take

  2. Hyperfocus: engrossed in something that we can become unaware of anything else around them.

  3. Chronic disorganization

  4. Struggle to accept Critical feedback

  5. Acting without much consideration for the consequences

  6. Interrupting people (impulsive don’t want to forget what we have to say)

  7. Tough time keeping up friends

  8. Language processing limitations

  9. Impulsive and lack of self-control

  10. Restlessness and Anxiety feeling like our internal motor won’t shut off.

  11. Everything is overdramatic

  12. Over apologizing coming across as insecure

  13. Feel shame in oversharing

  14. Desire and need to be a people pleaser

  15. Cleaning avoidance

  16. All or nothing mindset

  17. Addictive personality habits

  18. Struggle to take pride in what we do as we grew up feeling broken.

  19. Financial insecurities

  20. Difficulty remembering to pay bills and how much money they have

  21. Frequent mood swings

  22. Lack of attention to detail when writing in regards to Capitalization, punctuation and basic sentence structure

  23. Desire to push limits and always explore new things sexually, personally and in business.

  24. Problems following through and completing tasks

  25. Avoidance tendencies around difficult conversations or topics that might seem small to others

  26. Trouble in relationships or being seen as uncaring or irresponsible

  27. Accountability shifting and lack of self-discipline

This list doesn't mean everyone with #ADHD or struggling with #MentalHealth has these exact symptoms, especially ADHD. There are many different "shades of ADHD."

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:


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