• Liliana Turecki

The Positive Qualities of Living with ADHD

On the surface, living with ADHD seems to be associated with a quicksand of negative symptoms that affect the executive functions of the brain. Individuals with ADHD have (one way or another) chronic difficulty in estimating and managing their time, starting or finishing a task, staying organized, and sustaining their attention or efforts. The outcome, commonly assumed in this scenario, is a crippled life.

And yet, we see many individuals with ADHD who are successful at their jobs, raise healthy families, possess high educational qualifications, and keep their money and health in check. In fact, many popular athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities have ADHD as the main element of their stories.

This baffling paradox of ADHD perhaps points to one factor that changes everything – ADHD comes with its own special gifts. While the challenges of ADHD can’t be undermined, taking control of your ADHD symptoms and harnessing the positives of ADHD can make all the difference.


What are the Positive Qualities of ADHD?

Creativity That Overflows

The element of creativity shines brighter in individuals with ADHD when compared to their non-ADHD counterparts. These creative superstars can think out of the box and bring original ideas to life.


The Magic of Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus is the ability to focus so intently on an interesting task that you might not notice the world around you. Many writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and scientists have the gift of hyperfocus to thank for their extremely successful careers.


Robust Resilience

Seeing light at the end of the darkest tunnel is a quality ingrained in most individuals with ADHD. Despite a tsunami of negative symptoms, they continue to push past the setbacks, carve new strategies, and come back stronger than ever. Of course, it's not a walk in the park – but they know how to get back up after taking the fall.


The Adventurous Streak

Individuals living with ADHD tend to be risk-takers – they can sometimes use their spontaneity to their advantage. This ability, combined with their hyperfocus and persistence helps them work persistently towards their goals.


I hope these positives helped broaden your perspective on ADHD. Living an empowered life starts where ADHD symptoms stop being a roadblock. This is where the role of a professional ADHD coach matters. By helping you learn more about ADHD, consistently growing past your symptoms, and harnessing the positive qualities of ADHD, a coach helps you take the reins of your day-to-day life. Looking for an ADHD coach in Canada or online? Take my hour-long free consultation to get your ADHD gift unwrapping started.





Sources:

https://www.dixonlifecoaching.com/post/2018/05/07/the-mysterious-paradox-of-being-a-high-achiever-with-adhd


https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/benefits-of-adhd-to-love/


https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049732312457468


https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09297040500320691

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