When Life with ADHD hurts. . .
Fatigue, trouble with memory, relationship issues, low confidence, underachievement, identity wounds and co-existing diagnoses like depression and anxiety often fill you with doubt and confusion. If this is you......
it may be time for a different conversation.
Lisa B. Boester Professional Life Coach CALL for appointment 317-879-6457 firstname.lastname@example.org
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Do any of the descriptions below fit you? YOU ARE NOT ALONE... there are many other ways ADHD shows up. These are just a few from the lived experience.
ADHD IS REAL
An ADHD diagnosis is just the beginning! Understanding and acceptance are critical to the process of living a fulfilling life with ADHD. That often includes educating partners and family members, taking more time for yourself and reassessing expectations as well as discovering and placing a higher value on your gifts and talents.
Did you know that people with ADHD often...
are not good self observers.
have rejection sensitivity dysphoria.
get stuck on negative thoughts and have a hard time moving on.
struggle with adequately describing symptoms to the doctor.
forget things in-between visits to the doctor.
become distracted and go off-topic in their time with the doctor.
do not understand what to pay attention to in order to help determine if medication is working.
resist mailing things.
have trouble finishing tasks requiring sustained focus, like writing long emails.
are highly sensitive.
are challenged with life balance and time, management making treatment plans difficult to follow.
have many more traits and symptoms that people without it do not have!
We all have a story to tell. Mine is, like yours, one that includes ADHD. Diagnosed in my late 30's, I set out to put into practice everything I could to be more productive. That research led to an eventual career helping others to understand, embrace and manage the "Lived Experience" of ADHD.
My life today is about much more than being productive. Embracing my human "beingness" and giving it equal time to my human "doingness" has been the greatest gift of a career in life coaching.
I am a lifelong learner, a mother, grandmother, wife, hobby writer and artist. My dream for you is that you also know that you are much more than your diagnosis.
A cornerstone of being a Co-Active is seeing each client as
Creative Resourceful and Whole.
That would be you, if you are reading this!