ADHD – Frustrated, Irritable, and Discouraged
I get easily frustrated, often over little things, and I’m irritable, which is a symptom of ADHD, and sometimes I get discouraged, tho not often. But I have a strategy.
I’ve developed the habit of saying “Thank you.” Occasionally, I will list all the things I have to be thankful for (unlike some more positive thinkers, I do not include ADHD in this list.) It’s quite a long list. I am generally thanking God, but you can do this non-spiritually if you prefer.
After reciting the list a number of times, a new habit is formed. It’s stimulus response – now, when I just say “Thank you,” I get the feeling of gratitude and peace that comes with going through the list, without needing to go through the list. “Thank you” is the stimulus, and the improved state of mind is the conditioned response.
If you are reading this, you at the least are literate, relatively intact, and have access to the internet. You are more fortunate than what? – 85% of the human population of the world?
Let us say, “Thank you.”
Illustrative Comment O the Day
Now, why did the $%^&^&%$ pictures wind up at the top of the $&**&*^%$ post?
Idle Question O the Day
Do you know anybody like Tom?
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