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Usually the struggles of having ADHD manifest in childhood, and they continue on into adulthood, taking on new challenges and creating chaos in your 40s and beyond.

The Struggle is REAL

Self inflicted delays, Procrastinating, to do’s pile up, and the most important project remains undone. Distorted time perception. making workloads daunting. Not to mention, a lack of organization. It’s nearly impossible sometimes to find my important documents, remember appointments and even keeping a organized space can feel like a battle, This chaos contributes to my stress and feeling overwhelmed.

Feelings of frustration, being overwhelmed leads to impulsiveness, which caused emotional outbursts or difficulty managing relationships. Crowded places, noisy spaces, makes me overstimulated, leading to feeling fatigued and having trouble concentrating.

It becomes a challenge to stay motivated on long term goals, with having constant distractions, causing delays and more frustrations.

Game Plan

Get a Routine That you Can Stick To. Create a schedule and make good use of your time. Find a good calendar app if you prefer digital, planner if paper works best for you. Set realistic goals, try using the SMART goals model to establish structure and manage your time effectively. Find a therapist that specializes in ADHD, that can provide strategies for managing symptoms, building coping mechanisms, and addressing emotional challenges.

I also suggest practices like meditation and breathing techniques. Find and create a system that works best for you. The idea is to find a practice to help manage the emotional instability. In addition to taking care of your mind, exercising regularly and creating healthy sleep patterns, can improve focus, energy levels and overall well being.

Lastly, connect with others who understand the condition, create a supportive network for yourself to be able to go and share experiences with. Education yourself about ADHD and protect your mental health.

Remember: ADHD is a lifelong journey, but it doesn’t have to define you. By understanding your unique challenges and implementing effective strategies, you can unlock your potential and thrive in your 40s and beyond. I was diagnosed with ADHD at 40 years old.

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