If you are following this series from the beginning then it should be fine. Otherwise, you might be thinking one side we are saying this has lot of challenges and other side I am saying this is a gift, genius, etc. Unfortunately, both are true !!. As I said earlier, ADHD is a “Rose with the Thorns”.
So how do we eliminate thorns (challenges) and get to the rose (gifts)? . The main magic pill for this is “Dopamine Management“. I have put together a simple “V-D” (-Ve and +Ve Dopamine) framework. I will talk about this more specifically tomorrow. For today, lets understand at high level.
If you search online “ADHD Gifts”, “ADHD Strengths” or “Thrive with ADHD”, you will see tips and approaches on how to become a genius with ADHD. In summary what you will learn is as below.
- Focus on strengths (Creativity, Spontaneity, Problem Solving, Risk taking and Ideation)
- Outsource weak areas (very important)
- Take the diet which is high protein and low carbohydrates
- Regular rigorous exercise and proper sleep
- Most importantly choose careers which are aligned with strengths
- Need very supporting life partner
- Last but not least – complete awareness and knowledge about ADHD
Once you take care of these important aspects, you will almost will be able to thrive with ADHD and reach to the rose without much pain. But any slight deviation will make you kiss the thorns !!
That’s why it is very important to know how to manage Dopamine very effectively. More on this tomorrow.