If you had a magic wand, and you could – with one touch of this magic wand – give yourself the strategies, the skills, the insight or the appreciation that would serve you, what would your magic wand wishes be?
As individuals with ADHD have very unique combinations of strengths and challenges, the answers vary from person to person, but typical responses include:
- focus without constant distraction
- stop procrastinating and start on things that need to be done
- actually finish what I start
- get organized
- keep track of things that I have to do
- keep track of my belongings (phone, keys, glasses, etc.)
- get to places or get stuff done on time
- understand and accept my ADHD
- keep going when things get tough
- use my gifts rather than being stopped by my ADHD challenges
- not be ruled by my impulses
- have more confidence in myself
The magic wand question is a good one to ask yourself. What do I really want? What ADHD traits would I like to get a handle on? What would make me happier and more efficient? What would allow me to flourish with ADHD?
And then, with a coach, a friend, or your own wise counsel, take a breath and begin planning how to realize those desires.
Don’t try to change everything at once, and recognize that it’s probably best to start small so you can sustain the changes. Those small successes create a self-reinforcing positive spiral that allow you the momentum to keep adding habits that work for you.
So what are your magic wand wishes? Feel free to comment below. And if we can be of assistance in helping you plan how to realize your magic wand wishes, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.