Coping With ADHD

by Patrick Liew on July 12, 2016

I’m writing as somebody who has been blessed with ADHD and would like to encourage those who are having similar mental disorders that can affect structured learning and other areas of life.

What is seen as a setback can make you a stronger person and draw you closer to success.

Instead of allowing ADHD to strangle you, you can leverage on it to strengthen your chances for sustainable achievements.

Let me share some of the ways to cope with ADHD.

First, acknowledge that you have ADHD. You may have to live with it for the rest of my life.

Do not deny it but instead, take full responsibility to respond to and manage it.

For example, unhealthy food can worsen the problem. Therefore, endeavor to eat appropriately and live a healthier lifestyle.

Secondly, learn more about ADHD and manage it to your advantage. In the process, you’ll learn that there is always a way to cope with any challenge in life.

Develop appropriate attitude, knowledge, skills, and habits to confront and overcome symptoms of ADHD.

Cultivate different ways to manage the stresses caused by these symptoms.

As a result, you’ll improve your emotional muscles and enhance your overall well being to cope better with these and other physical and emotional challenges.

All these initiatives can also improve your productivity at work and in life.

Thirdly, turn the challenge of having ADHD into an opportunity to achieve better outcomes. It can become a platform rather than a pitfall to achieve success.

Develop structures, systems, and processes to overcome downsides of having ADHD.

The same problem-solving skills and techniques can also be applied to improve your work and relationships, and achieve better outcomes.

It bodes well to remember that ADHD can soften you, strengthen you, and enlighten you.

It can soften you in the sense of making you humble and a better human.

You can better understand and feel for people who are facing challenges in their lives.

It can make you a more compassionate, empathetic and approachable person.

Through coping with ADHD, you’ll be strengthened to achieve greater successes.

To resolve the downsides of ADHD, you have to improve your attitude, discipline, knowledge, skills, and lifestyle, and put in more effort to strengthen basic life skills.

Learn how to persist and persevere so as to achieve desirable results.

As a result, you can only become stronger and have more grit and resilience to face other challenges in life.

ADHD can enlighten you to realise that there are many people out there who are facing different kinds of challenges. You can inspire them with how you turn a mental condition into an advantage of a higher order.

In short, ADHD can become a stepping stone to success and not a millstone around your neck.

More than anything else, be grateful and thankful for the gift of ADHD or that matter, any other so called challenges in life.

Learn to love and appreciate yourself. Loving yourself is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.

Without self-love, you can’t even start on the path of satisfaction, success and significance. Self-love is the fuel for motivation, action and contribution.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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