You, as someone with ADHD, needs to be extra-careful not to let energy vampires creep into your life.
ADHD Rule 12. Your first few hours of the day are crucial
Your first few hours of the day will dictate how your entire day will go.
If you wake up and immediately check your emails, watch TV, or read gossip on Facebook, you’ll set a negative outlook for your entire day.
Because, if you hope to be productive and accomplish awesome things throughout the day, you can’t start your day on a low note.
Instead, as soon as you wake up, you should thank God (or the universe) that you’re alive. The fact that you’re living in a Western nation with access to great medicine and doctors is amazing. Make sure to appreciate this luxury.
Then, eat some eggs on multi-grain bread, brew a pot of coffee, do some morning stretches, shower, and get dressed.
That’s how you launch into your first few hours of the day with positive momentum, and create a successful outlook for the rest of your day.
ADHD Rule 13. Be social
Most people with ADHD are introverts who want to be left to do their own thing. This isn’t always the case, but it usually is.
You probably spend a lot of time thinking about stuff, taking care of your own needs, working, and just generally trying to get by in life. I realize that this leaves very little time for socializing.
But, here’s the thing:
You have to make time to be social, or your life will suffer in big ways.