Benefits of having ADHD

The most important one is you never get bored. Ever. Even when you might think you’re bored… you’re probably not. Because it’s hard for us to stick to one task. And how can you be bored if you’re doing so many different things?

It’s really bad when you’re trying to do all of them at once, I admit that, but when you manage to do them in some systematic order… you can achieve more than other people because of this skill.

But it’s hard. It can take a lot of time to see your messy brain as a forte, not just something that works against you. This is the first step. The next one is to practice techniques for managing your unique brain functioning. Some of us even need special glasses to see better (you know, the medication part). But it can be done.

Some other benefits of having ADHD

  • A “Ferrari” brain, but with chewy brakes
  • An innate understanding of intuitive technologies, such as computers or mobile devices
  • Creativity
  • Hyperfocus
  • Resiliency
  • Spontaneity
  • Stronger intuition and compassion
  • Unique way of thinking “outside the box”
  • Willingness to take a risk and start new projects

Seeing yourself through different perspectives can help you to live your life to the fullest. Embracing the good parts and coping with the bad ones. I’m still learning to find some balance between managing all aspects of my body and the way it works. Sometimes it seems the more I know, the harder it gets instead of the opposite. You know this feeling?

Sometimes it helps if you write down your own strengths. It helps even more if you remember to read this list from time to time (I’ve failed this one way too many times, but it really helps if you stick with it). No matter how hard you struggle with something, consistency is something that really works, no matter how hard it looks at the beginning.

How do you work with your good parts and bad parts, abilities and disabilities? Are you ashamed of your differences or are you brave enough to tell them out loud, maybe even add them to your CV as your strengths?

References:

5 Cognitive Advantages of People With ADHD
5 Superpowers of ADHD
17 Things to Love About ADHD!
25 Things to Love About ADHD
Top 5 Potential Benefits of ADHD for Employees

12 Replies to “Benefits of having ADHD”

  1. for me, hyperfocus is my super power. Both me and my sister have ADHD, she has the hyperactive subtype and I have the inattentive subtype but I’m the only one who can hyperfocus. She once told me I couldn’t have ADHD because I could ‘read a book all in one go’, I explained that ADHD means you find it hard to control your attention, not just have a short attention span! Thank you for writing this and shining a light on ADHD!

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    1. Congratulations for your award, you’ve earned it. You’ve shared many inspiring posts as well.
      Thank you for the nomination. I’m really honored to be part of blogging awards for the second time. They motivate me to write a bit more, so I deeply appreciate it, Mark. Motivation is something I really need right now.

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      1. Thank you and I am glad that you have found my posts inspiring. It means a lot to me 🙂 I simply love your blog: its always very informative and I can totally relate to the content you are posting.
        All of us need motivation and your posts help a lot of people (including myself) so I think this is one of the most motivating things! 🙂
        Blessings

        Mark

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      2. Thanks Mark, lots of blushing going on on this side because of comments like this. Topic for another post, the art of taking compliments. I’m awful at this. So thanks for inspiring me to write some more. 🙂

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