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Making clothes less stressful

There are many things from my school days that I am very glad to be shot of, but my uniform is not one of them. In fact, a uniform is pretty much what I’m aiming for here.

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It’s launch day

Hello! Welcome to The ADHD Diaries. It’s launch day today. [Edit: OK, it’s now ‘launch last thing in the evening’ but I suppose that’s apt.] If you’re here for the first time, you’ll notice that there’s already a fair bit of content…

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Doorways

Lots of people have difficulty with doorways. There’s something in our bones that distrusts them, while at the same time affording them great importance: stepping through a doorway is the beginning of an adventure, or the turning point in a horror story.

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Recap: Food/eating & ADHD

I started researching Elvanse and food after a few days of acute mid-afternoon brain fog. There was so much conflicting information about this subject online.

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Drinking with ADHD

The artificial anger and despair that comes with drunkenness is a frightening phenomenon, and for me it was every bit as addictive as the giddy happiness. I’ve always liked to wallow.

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Weight, Part 1: Eating with ADHD

Problems with eating relate to ADHD in lots of ways. Cooking and eating are a huge part of my life. I enjoy both. They can also be a source of great stress, especially when I struggle to organise meals or control my impulsive urges to eat too much of the crappy stuff.

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Ending

I find it very hard to get it through my head that, no, I won’t “finish this bit off tomorrow”. I’ve always had a bit of an issue coming to terms with things ending. This might be the longest thing that I have ended.

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The Year of Calm

If I try to identify a thread that runs through the negative areas of my life – lateness, half-finished tasks, frustration – it is a lack of calm and clarity.

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