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
- 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?