So often, we get caught up in how ADHD symptoms affect our life, that we forget that we are not our symptoms!
Let me explain. (and I'm going to start at the begging, so first some info to give validity to what I'm telling you)
The word symptom(s) in the Merriam-Webster dictionary
1a: subjective evidence of disease or physical disturbance broadly : something that indicates the presence of bodily disorder
b: an evident reaction by a plant to a pathogen 2a: something that indicates the existence of something else symptoms of an inner turmoil
b: a slight indication : TRACE
So a Symptom just tells us that there is something going on. The symptom is a sign from our body, telling us that something is different/wrong/going on. The symptom is not the issue, the symptom is telling us there is an issue!
If ADHD symptoms are ONLY telling us that there is something going on.... then..... executive dysfunction (a symptom of ADHD) of struggling to be/stay organized, is not the ADHD. So YOU are not a disorganized person! The organization struggle shows you that there is something going on.
I know this leaves you DEEP in thought and a little lost at the same time. And, before you work with me I want you to know a few things:
We will work to understand how the brain is wired with ADHD.
We will discover how mental energy works for ADHD and how to work with/around it.
We will discover what principles and beliefs drive behavior and the impacts of ADHD.
We will work to find tips, routines and strategies to work with/around/manage ADHD symptoms, BUT this will not always be the focus. We want to get to the root of the issues.