Adult AD/HD and Overwhelm….
In working with the AD/HD adult, I have found some common themes. See if you can relate. Some of my clients feel overwhelmed when several people are counting on them. I have heard, “When I try and organize my day, I get distracted only to return to my work and not remember what I was working on in the first place. I know that my kids are counting on me to help them with their stuff, I have my spouse counting on me to help with tasks around the house, and I have my boss expecting that report on his desk in the morning. HELP! How do I get past this feeling like I am drowning?”
There are a lot of neurological factors at play here. They include auditory processing ( not processing all information that is being said) , AD/HD (impulsivity, easily distracted, easily bored) possibly other challenges such as dyslexia (difficulty with reading, substitutes one word for another, poor comprehension etc.) poor processing (takes longer implement a task than the average individual) The life of the AD/HD adult is Often complicated because they are called upon to not only organize their own lives, but the lives of their AD/HD children. Remember, this is hereditary.
Does this sound like what you deal with on a daily basis? Share your experiences both positive and negative.