Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

December 2012

People with ADHD Must Learn When to Say “No.”

People with ADHD Must Learn When to Say “No.”
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The ability to say “No.” and when to say it is very important and it can save you a lot of heartache and misunderstandings. I’ve written that people with ADHD tend to be people pleasers and this “pleaser” part of us can cause a lot of unnecessary problems. It can, and yet it is often avoidable. You want to be helpful and do favors for others. That’s wonderful and admirable, but if you know you are not going to be able to stay committed because of your ADHD symptoms, then it might be best to pass and say “No.” I’ve met too many people who take on situations that they are absolutely not suited for because those situations require them to rely on areas they are weak in, but for whatever reason they felt compelled to say “Yes.” If you’re like me, you might be stubborn and absolutely want to prove to yourself […]

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Signs That I Had ADD / ADHD as a Child

Signs That I Had ADD / ADHD as a Child
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This is a very short excerpt from the bonus portion of my eBook 7 Crucial Tips for Parents and Teachers of Children with ADHD. If you’d like to get a copy, it is now available on Amazon Kindle. Watch out: Door! I was frequently distracted around doors. Or rather, I didn’t pay particular attention to doors, which had I paid attention to them it would have saved me a lot of physical pain. In the 1st grade bathroom I started talking to someone on my way out while my hand was still in the door frame. The door closed and I lost 4 fingernails! That was my first hospital trip thanks to undiagnosed ADD. Then when I was a little bit older I closed a car door on one of my fingers. Oh, the pain! That one did not result in a hospital trip, but the next door would. I had a thing for […]

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Who are you and what are you about? Here’s one way to find out

Who are you and what are you about? Here’s one way to find out
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Have you ever wondered why certain people are attracted to you or why certain people are not? The answer is very simple. It’s all about you, who you are and what you are about. And the good news is that you are within your own control. And if you happen to have ADHD, managing your ADHD may help. I bet you know what type of movies you like, what kind of food you like and what type of people you like to be around. Well, believe it or not, other people are the same way. Examine the type of people who befriend you (or who want to). They are coming to you for a reason. Those people are likely a reflection of you in some way and therefore they feel a compelling enough connection towards you. The question is, do you like the reflection? If you do, that’s great. If […]

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Hate Reading? – An ADHD Syndrome

Hate Reading? – An ADHD Syndrome
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This is a short excerpt of my forthcoming book 10 Things I Hate About ADHD – Laughing at Distraction. How many times have you started reading and somewhere along the way you realized your mind drifted off and you can’t remember the last sentence you read? How many times have you started reading and somewhere along the way you realized your mind drifted off and you can’t remember the last sentence you read? Losing track It’s so easy to lose track of what you’re reading when you have ADHD. What did the last page say again? Don’t you hate that? It is even worse if you have to start the book over from the very beginning again, and again, and again! Love and hate and well, lost Reading is one of the things I enjoy and love the most, but it is also one of the things I hate the […]

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