I have found that though my ADHD can be (more often than not) a hinderance and a hurdle, it is what makes me who I am. I tried meds about a year after my diagnosis (at age 36) but didn’t adjust well to them. Though the meds did help with focus and staying organized, the meds also brought a more linear thought pattern. I’ve always been the one who “thinks outside the box” and comes up with solutions to a problem after a super quick brainstorm. I have also always been the one that can foresee possible problems with an idea or solution. My mind works at lightning speed. It meanders through a series of thoughts seemingly unrelated in a flash. No more meds for me. I like my meandering mind and my “quirky” ways. However, when I need to focus on something that I dread I find that breaking the time spent on the hateful subject aids me well. I just have to remember to set the timer to remind me that break time is over.
Hey did you know that WordPress has a “distraction free” writing mode? That’s my ADHD talking. As soon as I finished the first paragraph of this post I thought: ” I wonder if I can change the font” and boom I started looking at all the options available. Maybe next time I will use the “distraction free” mode.