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Only guy at the station today. #livingwithadhd

Tosin teases me often about the fact that, whenever I have a question about anything, my hand is already flying to my phone to "ask google." He isn't wrong. The wealth of information we have at our fingerprints is amazing and I take advantage of it. So last night, as several songs cycled through my head, I searched about whether or not ADHD people have songs in their heads more often (lol). This somehow connected me to an article about a man who was diagnosed with ADHD in his 30s, in which he gave an analogy about having ADHD that had me yelling "yes!!!" Internally. "'It's a bit like sitting in front of a bank of TV screens all tuned to different channels. Conversely, sometimes the TVs all tune into the same channel and I become completely absorbed. So paradoxically, not only is it difficult to pay attention to one thing, but it can also often be difficult to shift your attention from one thing to another. This, I would learn, is what leads to the forgetfulness, lack of concentration, poor grasp of time passing and difficulties with prioritising tasks.'" -Steve Riley. Ahhh, the distractability somehow coexisting with hyperfocus. Yes. These words had me thinking about the recent book I read by Chimamanda Adiche, Purple Hibiscus, which I read for hours straight all through the night, time passing almost imperceptibly. It felt strange to know that I'm capable of this even though, I noted with a bit of chagrin, I've been putting off most of the reading I've wanted to do for months. (Purple Hibiscus is an amazing+heartbreaking novel by the way, which I would highly recommend. Adiche's writing is a breath of fresh air and so are her speeches). When I become absorbed in a task, I'm fully focused and you'd be hardpressed to get me to change course. But when it comes to longterm projects and maintaining a schedule, I struggle. A lot. Even so, I loved the tone of the article because the man, while relieved with his diagnosis, also acknowledged the positive parts of having ADHD - and even said he wouldn't change it. I identify with that. Is it challenging? Yes. But more than that, it's a huge part of my creative process and most importantly, a huge part of who I am.

Judo champ @AshleyMcKenzie will be speaking about living with #ADHD on #WhatsUpTV #Sky1 this week. Share your experience #LivingwithADHD

This is an image of pure procrastination at its finest. I have a million things to do and work to finish, but this instead is the time I chose to TWEEZE all the deadies off my succulents. ...at least my babies look damn good now. They've needed that. #LivingWithADHD #procrastination #pruning #succulents

When your day has been stressful as hell !!! Its wine o'clock!!! #livingwithadhd #wineoclock #kidsbedded #letsgetdrunk #jokes

This month I have been way more midwife than mother. Sometimes it's just necessary to get on with what you have been dealt. Life is busy but I love it 😍 #lifeat100milesanhour #livingwithadhd #itsokmykidstillloveme #midwifemum

Off to Wagga #livingwithADHD #drsapp #girlsdayout ❤️

This is such an excellent reminder for someone who struggles with the effects of ADHD:: One of the symptoms I have strongly is the need to do something new, a new house project, a new book, a new art piece before I've finished others:: My conscious mind tells me it's not perfect so why bother:: My sub-conscious mind tells me it's boring to finish AKA drudgery:: Seeing that in light of Jesus is what helps me through my days:: I'm so thankful He is with me and He covers me in His immeasurable love and grace:: #OswaldChambers #grace2017 #JesusismyHope #livingwithADHD #Biblejournalingcommunity

I am really excited to share my interview Nikisha on ADHD, Motherhood, Grace, & Forgiveness from an amazing website for women and by women with ADHD called @kaleidoscopesociety. One of my biggest passions is being an advocate for people with ADHD (my son and I have been diagnosed with it). There are many misconceptions about it and a lot of people who don’t take it as seriously as other disorders like, austism, bi-polar, etc. By sharing my story I hope to clear up a lot of the misconceptions that are widespread throughout society, and also shed light on how serious this disorder needs to be taken. I also want to let others know they are not alone and there are ways that someone with ADHD can live a successful life. Head Urbanbushbabes.com to read the interview.
Follow my personal Instagram 👉🏽 @nikishabrunson for more updates!
#adhd #motherhood #ADHDawareness #livingwithADHD

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Tosin teases me often about the fact that, whenever I have a question about anything, my hand is already flying to my phone to "ask google." He isn't wrong. The wealth of information we have at our fingerprints is amazing and I take advantage of it. So last night, as several songs cycled through my head, I searched about whether or not ADHD people have songs in their heads more often (lol). This somehow connected me to an article about a man who was diagnosed with ADHD in his 30s, in which he gave an analogy about having ADHD that had me yelling "yes!!!" Internally. "'It's a bit like sitting in front of a bank of TV screens all tuned to different channels. Conversely, sometimes the TVs all tune into the same channel and I become completely absorbed. So paradoxically, not only is it difficult to pay attention to one thing, but it can also often be difficult to shift your attention from one thing to another. This, I would learn, is what leads to the forgetfulness, lack of concentration, poor grasp of time passing and difficulties with prioritising tasks.'" -Steve Riley. Ahhh, the distractability somehow coexisting with hyperfocus. Yes. These words had me thinking about the recent book I read by Chimamanda Adiche, Purple Hibiscus, which I read for hours straight all through the night, time passing almost imperceptibly. It felt strange to know that I'm capable of this even though, I noted with a bit of chagrin, I've been putting off most of the reading I've wanted to do for months. (Purple Hibiscus is an amazing+heartbreaking novel by the way, which I would highly recommend. Adiche's writing is a breath of fresh air and so are her speeches). When I become absorbed in a task, I'm fully focused and you'd be hardpressed to get me to change course. But when it comes to longterm projects and maintaining a schedule, I struggle. A lot. Even so, I loved the tone of the article because the man, while relieved with his diagnosis, also acknowledged the positive parts of having ADHD - and even said he wouldn't change it. I identify with that. Is it challenging? Yes. But more than that, it's a huge part of my creative process and most importantly, a huge part of who I am.

Saturday morning footy #livingwithadhd #leaguetag #my3girls #familytime ❤️❤️❤️

To say I am exhausted would be an understatement. Alice put on a brilliant show for her dr today 👏. He even wished me luck. But we did receive more help and options. #livingwithadhd #wellkeepfighting #lovemy3girls #mumneedsabeer #thankgodformylove

Off to Wagga #livingwithADHD #drsapp #girlsdayout ❤️

Vores egne små pyjamas helte 😍Our own little pajamas hero's 😍

Så kom Lugia og Zapdos ind i min bullet journal 😋Now Lugia and Zapdos also are in my bulletin journal 😋

Ja det er så en måde at håndtere en skide balde på 😏det skal siges at både mor og far havde svært ved at holde masken 😅Yes, thats one way to deal with a disagreement 😏 it should be said that both mom and dad had difficulty keeping the mask 😅

Det er hårdt at være en Pokémon træner assistent 😅It's hard to be a Pokémon trainer assistant 😅

Madicken og Isabella hygger med film 🎬Madicken and Isabella watch A movie 🎬

When your son wants to hatch a 5k egg on pokemon go! Finally get me out this house #pokemongo #son #walking #couldvekeptgoing #summer #holidays #boredom #pokemonismyonlyconversation #livingwithadhd

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