Don’t Use These Words If You Have ADHD
or maybe even if you don’t.
Ram recently stated that “Stupidly, I fell off the bike– .” I suggested that that wasn’t a good word to apply to herself, but she explained that she didn’t, she was applying it to the situation.
I’m recommending that we eliminate “stupid,” and all variations from our vocabularies. We ADHDers tend to suffer from low esteem, tend to get abused by others, and we don’t need to compound it. You wouldn’t call your child “stupid,” so why would you do that to yourself? It may be okay to call someone else that, but I don’t recommend it. Instead, I recommend you eliminate it.
Another Bad Word- “Should,” and also, “Have To.”
These words stimulate our unconscious resistance. “You can’t tell me what to do!” They actually make it harder for us to do whatever task we were applying “should” or “have to” to. I recommend you eliminate them from your vocabulary also. You can say “I need to,” or “It would be good if I -,” or even “I’d like to-,” if you can believe it. Form a habit of using alternative statements.
Words have power. Let’s use them wisely.
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