Tuesday, November 29, 2016

10 Ways to Overcome Frustration Caused by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Most of us wouldn’t associate Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) with positive thinking. Or with negative thinking, for that matter. But there are definite connections between the disorder and thinking patterns. Many sufferers of ADD develop negative thinking habits because they get frustrated with their inability to pay attention to one thing for a long time. This can mean that victims of ADD make progress at a slower rate than their unaffected counterparts. Sometimes, this causes people with ADD to feel bad about themselves.

Positive thinking practices allow people with ADD to overcome these negative emotions. Thinking positively leads to overall happiness, which can actually improve progress in activities. When distracting negative thoughts are banished, people with ADD can spend more time trying to focus on projects. Positive thinking is not only a way to feel better, it’s also an effective method to overcome ADD.


Follow these 10 tips to begin thinking positively, and start down the road to a more focused life.


1. Be thankful.


Think about everything that makes you happy. All the good things in your life. Even though it can be frustrating to have ADD, don’t focus on the challenges; think about all that you’re grateful for.


2. Never say never. Or always.


It’s easy to be disappointed when you set unbendable standards. Instead of thinking about life in absolutes, make statements based on progress. For example, don’t say, ‘I never finish anything I start.’ Instead, think, ‘I have done more than I expected, and tomorrow I continue to do this.’


3. Realize your own value.


You are worth a lot to a lot of people. Treat yourself like the valuable being you are. Don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger.


4. Forget about assumptions.


Assuming things only leads to disappointment. Look for facts instead. For example, instead of thinking you’ve offended someone because you assume your words were taken the wrong way, ask someone. This cuts out much unnecessary worrying, and lets you get closer to your goals.


5. Get touchy feely.


Hug someone. Hold someone’s hand. Pet a cat or a dog. Trust me, it will make you feel better. Just be sure to keep your contact appropriate.


6. Get out of negative cycles.


There are times when we over-analyze a small thing until we convince ourselves that the world is ending, everyone hates us, etc. Try to avoid this. It’s easy to dwell on the negative, but try to break the habit. If you find yourself spiraling out of control over a bit of bad luck, try to distract yourself. Get up, go outside, talk to a friend-do anything to keep yourself from dwelling on it.


7. Get connected.


Go out there and meet people. We’re more likely to have negative thoughts when we’re alone. An easy way to increase positive thoughts is to surround yourself with friends, preferably happy ones.


8. Offer a helping hand.


Feel good about yourself by helping someone in need. Not only will you feel productive, but you’ll also make someone else’s day. And happiness wears off.


9. Say goodbye to anxiety.


We all feel anxious sometimes. But if you always feel like someone’s after you, you may suffer from anxiety, a definite inducer of negative thoughts. When you feel anxiety coming on, think about the situation rationally, then tell yourself you’re overreacting.


10. Embrace the positive.


Look for the positive things in life. Make a resolution to leave negativity behind and move on with your life. If you make it a priority to be happy, positive thoughts will come naturally. And obstacles caused by ADD will be easier to overcome.


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