My ADHD Support Team

by Yafa Crane Luria

My ADHD Support Team

I have more ideas than I can count and most of them just feel SO BRILLIANT! The challenge, as for many of us with ADHD, is to filter out those that will lead away from my plans, goals, and values. Many times, I can do that for myself, but more and more, I’m relying on my ADHD support team. They’re awesome people, we laugh a ton, it’s fun to discuss my brain (!!), and we often come up with really good ideas that end up helping us all.

My team is my safety net

I like to think of support as a safety net. If I only take meds, if I only use essential oils, if I only exercise, then I only have one rope for a safety net. That’s not a net and it’s not very safe either. My team is one rope in my safety net. Sometimes it’s more than one rope, depending on who’s on my team, as you’ll see below.

They’re not just friends, they’re actually hand-picked sentinels, as it were. They keep watch over different aspects of my life. It’s not a 24/7 thing for them. I am an adult, after all, but they’re the keepers of the flame for me – they’re the ones who always hold the best version of me in their hearts.

I turn to them when I need a reminder of who I am and what I can accomplish

With ADHD, it’s common to get overwhelmed or forgetful or confused. It doesn’t happen all the time but I like to be prepared. If I’m gonna be flummoxed, I want it to be for as short a time as possible. I like a clear head.

Here’s a taste of some of my professional team – they help me be me.

  • Jennifer is my business coach. She helps me deliver the best service.
  • Deborah is my book goddess. She helped me with writing & marketing my book, How to Train Your Parents in 6 1/2 Days
  • Amy is an informal ADHD coach. When I get agitated, or need to learn a new skill, she brings me back to the present and reminds me to breathe!
  • Dan is my trainer. He takes care of pain, strength, and endurance.
  • Kristin is my nutritionist. I need her to keep my eating on track so I don’t get sick.
  • Ariel does Reiki and massage and things like that.
  • Mohamed is my personal cheerleader. I can do no wrong in his eyes and that’s a nice place to be.
  • And then they are my wonderful networking friends. They remind me that I’m not the lost child, or the Troublemaker. They see me as kind, light-hearted, animated, smart, and loving. It’s good to have perspective.

And there are several more, people I can turn to when I’m feeling “off.”

My point is that, if you have ADHD, you need support. Doing ADHD alone is no fun at all. Doing it with a support team is a BLAST!

Who’s on your child’s support team? Just scroll down and share your thoughts in the comments section. I love, love, love hearing from you.

xo, Yafa

Copyright 2016 Yafa Luria/Margit Crane All Rights Reserved


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