Difficult emotions can be made useful

Just like you can repurpose manure to make fertilizer you can repurpose feelings of helplessness to create feelings of empowerment.

This is one way to use the “all or nothing” thinking of ADHD to your advantage.

Helplessness feels as though no action you take will matter because everything feels out of control.

That’s one side of the experiential coin. But swing the pendulum the other way and you flip the coin to the side where empowerment lies.

How to flip the coin? Make a decision.

Decide that you’re going to act according to your desire to create your life not stand by and watch it fall apart.

Do something like making a list of things you’re grateful for, go for a walk, do some exercise, laugh.

Something that reminds you you can take action that creates an experience other than what you’re experiencing.

A major shift in your thinking, mood and your life can be put in motion with a single decision.

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