Feel Good Friday: The Trilogy
That (positive) ADHD feel when you always have a lot of ideas and stories and what-if scenarios in your head
Something positive I learned is that ADHD in the past helped our prehistoric ancestors get more food and do tasks more efficiently because of their abilities to hyperfocus! Its the same with me and studying for an exam in a subject I love!!
Well my adhd always gives me just a little bit of different insight. I make connections in a weird way but sometimes this comes in handy in a situation where straight forward doesn’t cut it
What I think I love about my ADHD the most is how much more intense and exciting it makes doing something that I love. Whether it be a book, video games, or even just a subject you love to study (in my case, physics), there is nothing like that feeling you get from allowing hyperfocus to immerse you in what you’re doing, while leaving everything else behind.
Thanks to hyperfocus, I can do intricate and beautiful art projects that I otherwise wouldn’t have the patience for
Since I’m president of a club at my college and have to do a lot of formal planning and networking, I’ve found that a lot of my success in projects and events is BECAUSE of my ADHD!
I wouldn’t have a lot of the ideas if it weren’t for my daydreaming and wild imagination, nor would I have the drive or energy to plan and finetune details.
A lot of things I get complimented on from professors / admins at my college are essentially “symptoms” of my ADHD. The high energy, creativity, determination, etc.
I refuse to let anyone (including myself) convince me that ADHD is a disorder that is a burden. It is my brain and I love it, even the tough symptoms!!
when you’re with the right kind of people, the conversations never get boring!
my friends are always impressed with the sheer amount of ideas I have about any given topic.
If it wasn’t for ADHD, I would not have my intense ability to compute math and would not have found a passion in mathematics.
ADHD is what makes me an animated and engaging person! I’m high energy and generally a battery to lift the spirits of those close to me. my rapid fire way of thinking has allowed me to become extremely creative, I’m always able to supply new and creative au’s, or ad lib something great in an instant. ADHD certainly has it’s downsides but it’s made me who I am and I appreciate it’s positives
I just aced my computer science course, and it’s all because of hyperfocus! I really enjoyed working on programming projects, they were just the right kind of puzzle that meshed well with my ADHD brain: logic-based, easily broken down into small sequential steps, with tangible results for each step. I could sit down and work on a project for hours, often finishing it in one sitting, and as long as I didn’t forget to eat, I’d finish in a better mood than I started! It’s been really exciting for me because even though I’ve always done well in school, it’s always felt like it was in spite of my ADHD, not because of it. But this is a subject I excel in BECAUSE it facilitates really productive hyperfocus.
creativity and amazing imagination are some of the good things about ad(H)d
I’m a cosplayer with ADHD but I tend to hyperfocus on cosplay, especially recently, so I’ve gotten to see some of my best work to date coming together very quickly recently!
people compliment me a lot for my creativity and stuff but im just this creative because my mind goes so fast sometimes i just can think of a lot of different and cool things that i might not have thought of if my mind wasnt like this!
having adhd i nice when you want to help someone doing their homeworks or studying with your coping methods bc it works really well with people w/out adhd and seeing them succeed feels really good
i notice Soooooo much more then people who dont have ADHD people. it makes me seem twitchy and jumpy some times, but i spot pretty things that are my secret things, because nobody else will notice them. like the way greenish grassy stone looks barely popping from the ground in the spring, or the tiniest plant growing in an alley. the smallest flicker of movement and i see its a golden retriever puppy 50 feet away. and other people dont see those things.
Whenever im in a crowded place and there’s music on speakers I can still tell right away when they play a song I like, even if it’s loud :3
My ADHD allows me to understand what people are trying to say when they can’t express it with words, because I often have difficulty expressing myself, so I can follow their thought patterns pretty accurately. Concepts come naturally to me, because I see everything at 100 different angles at once. I have moments when suddenly everything seems brighter and louder and I feel everything at once like the world is in HD, which, when it happens at the right moment, is pretty neat.
how quickly my brain moves gives me endless ideas for writing. ADHD is actively helping my writing in that sense.
I love when I can hyperfocus on shows and spend the whole day watching TV
if I didn’t have ADHD, I wouldn’t be as creative and I probably wouldn’t be as into my hyper fixation, which means I’d have a lot less friends and a way more boring life
honestly i think I’ve benefited a lot from my impulsivity. at 17 i decided ‘fuck it’ and moved to an entirely different city within a week of deciding. ended up in a college program that changed my life, and now i’m moving towards a career i love–a career i never would have considered before i came here. there’s been a lot of hard times w/o money or food, but in the end im so glad that irresponsibility has pushed me to go places my friends wouldn’t have dared to!!!
I’m actually working with somebody to help me in a professional job search, and I’ve found that a lot of my marketable skills have developed at least partly because of my ADHD - from being able to switch tasks and consider multiple perspectives at once, to habitually creating spreadsheets and being able to write out clear instructions. It’s tough to live with, but I’m glad it’s helped me develop skills that might help me land a decent job!
I’m more creative
A couple weeks ago, I mentioned an internship that I found out about because of my ADHD. I got the internship.
We’ll do it again next Friday. Please feel free to reblog and discuss how you experience the things people are talking about in this post. Do you also find them helpful or at least “not horrible”? If you think of something between now and Friday, please send it in and mark it for FGF!