Resenting The Structure You Crave
It can seem a little puzzling
Why it sometimes takes more effort and discipline for you
Than it does for others
To get things done
To stop yourself from daydreaming
To work through the fog
And to feel you are achieving at a reasonable level
Why is it
That it takes more effort than normal
To prioritise your tasks
To combat procrastination?
Why do everyday noises
Like people around you on mobile phones (!!)
Distract you more than others?
Why does everything take so much effort?
More effort to wait in line
To negotiate slow traffic
To stop fidgeting
And to prevent impulsive behaviour?
Why should you have to work harder than others
To have a normal happy life?
Maybe you have compensated for all this
By taking on occupations that do not require prolonged attention
All at the expense
Of personal satisfaction?
In the fight to tame immediate gratification
Perhaps you have developed some unhelpful habits
That are still limiting you now?
ADHD is complex
You would have noticed
That there are some advantages
You have over others
Perhaps you are faster at generating ideas
Good at making connections between seemingly unrelated things
There are times you can you solve some complex problems real quick
And other times you cant even start simple ones
How can you consistently get more out of your brain?
Sometimes it can be helpful to look at the whole picture
Perhaps there are things you do that are not helpful
Things that increase your hyperactivity
Or diminish your capacity to focus
Perhaps you need some tools
To help you manage your emotions more effectively
Strategies to help keep you on track