Criticism is hard. No one likes to hear that they aren't meeting expectations, but it can be devastating to someone with Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria.
But there is some good news:
Positive comments also cause an extreme response, in the opposite direction!
Dr. Ned Hallowell calls this Recognition Responsive Euphoria—the enhanced ability to make constructive use of praise, affirmation, and encouragement.
Try to surround yourself with people that will encourage and support you, and that motivation can drive you through almost anything. Few work harder than someone with ADHD on an encouragement high.
Be that person for others, with or without ADHD.
Everyone could use a bit of encouragement.
Jesse J. Anderson
Make sure your driver's license isn't due for renewal. I once discovered mine had expired after getting pulled over for speeding.
1 star, do not recommend.
Ryder Carroll: Inside ADHD
I created the Bullet Journal because I needed a way to weather the storm. But life shouldn't merely be weathered. Without the storm, there is no lightning.
Creator of the Bullet Journal method, Ryder Carroll, paints an amazing picture of what it's like to live with ADHD, and how that drove him to create the Bullet Journal.
In this essay, Ryder beautifully captures both the immense struggle and unique strengths found in living with ADHD.
Quote of the week
The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.
— Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.