Learning Deep Unconditional Love for Yourself and Your ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) targets every lane that life takes. It takes a toll on the brain’s executive function (EF), the force behind our life management skills.
Sure, life with ADHD comes packed with its own challenges - from sleeping through that morning yoga class to forgetting your loved ones’ birthdays to constantly missing work deadlines.
But what happens when you learn to love yourself and your ADHD? You realize what your symptoms have been and will continue to unlock for you!
If you have an ADHD brain, your creativity knows no bounds. Your outlook offers unique solutions to any problem. Your hyperfocus makes you unstoppable with your work. You have your own special way of showering your partner with love, even if your relationship takes a bumpy road sometimes. Your resilience helps you bounce back stronger than ever despite the interference of your symptoms.
But how exactly can you develop a deep unconditional love for yourself and your ADHD? Read on to understand.
A Few Simple Steps to Start Your Journey into Self-Love
Observe how ADHD unfolds in your daily life. Pay attention to your difficulties and successes in a non-judgmental (delete fear and shame from the equation) manner.
Analyze your observations. Make a quick list of the positives and negatives and review your traits. Dr. Hallowell offers a great way to review your list of mirror traits – a system that can help you view your negative traits from a “different angle” and not get overwhelmed even if you see negative traits appear more frequently.
Put in the Work. Falling in love with yourself and your ADHD certainly cannot be achieved by putting in the work today and avoiding it tomorrow. Remember, it is easy for our brains to factor in the negatives more than the positives. To shift your brain’s focus on the positives, make sure you figure out a way to appreciate your strengths, resilience, and yourself.
Denial or refusal to learn and accept can be the biggest roadblocks for an ADHD brain. Be aware of your ADHD. Educate yourself and those around you. This will help you and others understand your ADHD in a non-judgmental, kinder, and more precise manner.
Keep at it.
ADHD can be your greatest gift once you know how you maneuver your symptoms in the right direction. Sometimes, it can be difficult to do it all by yourself. This is where the role of a coach matters. Through a collaborative effort, ADHD coaching helps you find your potential and live your life the way you’ve always wanted to. Make the start by booking a free consultation with me today!