How to Handle a New Adult ADHD Infographic
If you’ve recently received an adult ADHD diagnosis, you may feel surprised, shocked, or disbelief. Or you may feel relief and validation. Some people even report a sense of ‘knowing all along it was something.’
As a matter of fact, when many of my clients have received an adult ADHD diagnosis, they’ve unequivocally exclaimed that the diagnosis makes so much sense.
So, in order to help you visualize some coping steps, I’ve created this Adult ADHD Infographic. The 17 Tips to Handling a New Adult ADHD infographic shown below can help you make peace with your new adult ADHD diagnosis.
Therefore learning you have ADHD as an adult can be the best gift you give yourself. Additionally, it may help you find peace, as you endeavor to build self-awareness, and eventually accept things with which you’ve had lifelong struggles. And when you make peace, you can naturally move forward toward thriving in life and at work.
The Adult ADHD infographic below displays 17 steps that can help you deal with your new ADHD diagnosis as an adult.
Review the infographic to find steps you can take today.
- Let the dust settle to see how this new diagnosis feels to you.
- Seek a specialist’s opinion and professional treatment.
- Spend time learning all you can about ADHD and how symptoms manifest for you.
- Notice what you do, resist or avoid. Where you focus your attention matters.
- Learn about ADHD. Knowledge is power.
- Grab a notebook and track your symptoms.
- Review your life timeline. ADHD symptoms have contributed to how you, and others see you.
- Develop your strengths to balance dysregulated, flooded, or runaway emotions.
- Reframe your thoughts and try more positive ways to talk about yourself.
- Enlist friends & family for emotional support
- Try journaling as a way to track and record your experiences.
- Press the ‘pause button’ to build awareness and mindfulness in the present moment.
- Embrace limitations to help you set more healthy boundaries.
- Experiment with habits that will stick.
- Focus on what you can do and create those “winning conditions”.
- Explore treatment options that will work best for you at this time.
- Consider ADHD coaching to reconnect you with the strengths you’ve had all along.
Read the full blog post here for even more information and guidance.