Learning to Slow Down with Adult ADHD
Throughout my life, I've never felt like I could simply enjoy a moment. Each one felt rushed and incomplete. A new episode of a TV show? I'd watch it while I did my homework. I'd play video games while I listened to a podcast. I'd scramble to write something at the last moment, just before a deadline.
Certainly, part of the problem was procrastinating, but it would be unfair to solely single out that aspect of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Genuinely, I feel like I never have enough time, for anything.
Whether I'm trying to enjoy a book or a TV show, there's a nagging thought in my mind that I should be doing something else. I tried multitasking, too, but that just ended with me getting not even half the experience of each of the things I was trying to enjoy. Eventually, it got to a point where I just couldn't enjoy things, no matter how badly I wanted to.
I've been trying to correct this, though. I've been making an effort to do one thing at a time, and to focus on and, if I can, enjoy that thing. I think we should all do the same. Here are my thoughts on this below:
Harvey, A. (2022, June 14). Learning to Slow Down with Adult ADHD, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, November 28 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/livingwithadultadhd/2022/6/learning-to-slow-down-with-adult-adhd