There are 3 criteria necessary for an ADHD diagnosis.The following information is taken from my book “Own Your ADHD – Discover Your True Potential.”
Impulsivity is the second of the 3 criteria necessary for ADHD diagnosis. The three criteria for a diagnosis are:
When people hear the term ADHD they think of the inability to focus for extended lengths of time. The core challenge however, is regulating emotions and impulses, the impulsivity side of ADHD.
Your ADHD brain is more susceptible to impulsivity. Behaviours such as blurting out comments, dieting or impulsive spending are typical. Redirect your impulsive urges. If saying ‘no’ to yourself is too hard, simply say ‘yes’ to something else and wait for the first craving to pass. Racing drivers, test pilots, entrepreneurs, media producers, talk show hosts, and artists have all harnessed their ‘impulsivity’ towards successful careers.
Remember that you will find boring tasks very difficult to do. So harness your impulsivity to make the task creative and exciting.
THE GIFT OF YOUR IMPULSIVITY
Your impulsivity is a gift that you have a responsibility to harness in a positive way. On a personal note, I managed to get this book completed by harnessing my trait of impulsivity. I had the idea to write this book, and jumped in right away. Once I had gotten over the exciting part of writing the book, I needed to wade through the horribly boring task of proofreading and checking, (6 times!) I got this done by jumping from one part of the book to the other, starting from the centre of the book and working outwards. I worked in half hour increments, and changed the environment that I worked in. These simple methods kept my brain buzzing and helped me deal with the overwhelmingly boring yet vital task of editing, proof reading and finishing this book.
My clients regularly make great changes in life areas that they haven’t even worked on in the coaching sessions. This is because when you improve on one area of your ADHD it has a direct effect on the other parts of your ADHD.
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