Over the last few years of reading and learning about ADHD I have noticed one thing many people with a positive, constructive perspective about ADHD have in common. And that is that they tend to label their ADHD in some way that sounds positively beneficial to them. These people tend to live happy lives and are a joy to be around, they laugh, dance and find ways to be genuinely kind and helpful to others.
I personally believe it is a wonderful thing to label one’s ADHD as you want to see it. ADHD is part of my uniqueness of being. The challenges do not magically disappear; of course not, but my point of view is to always look for solutions and possibilities, instead of waiting for the next shoe to drop.
If you have, what have you labeled your ADHD?
When I read about how someone who has labeled their ADHD, either positively or negatively, I tend to see a trend in their happiness, their outlook and their state of mind, and more often than not, even how they treat others. Have you noticed that? Now that I mentioned it I am willing to bet that you will.
It’s up to each of us to see things the way we want to see them and life as such, I believe follows suit. Your gifts are what you say they are. It is up to you.
I would never give up my ADHD to be like anyone else other than me. It is a part of my uniqueness; it is a part of my gifts and it’s a part of my foundation of being. I like me, even with ADHD, perhaps even especially because of my ADHD!
And you know what, I feel better for my perspective and yes, it is all about my self-esteem, but isn’t that what it is supposed to be about? If we feel better and like ourselves, we are bound to be positive, helpful and treat others accordingly and as a result, I believe what we put out there is what tends to come back to us.
As this year comes to a close I have a lot to be thankful for and in the next week or so I am going to be giving away another free eBook! The title is: How to be Happy – even if you have ADHD. Check back in a couple weeks so you can get your copy. And as always, the only thing I ask is that you share it with others. I wrote the eBook because I received the most requests for follow ups for the blog post about happiness I wrote a while back. I look forward to giving it to you as a holiday gift.