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FROM THE BLOG

Does Everything Annoy You? You’re Not Alone

Posted on October 20, 2014

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People say I’m an extremely patient person. But you know what? I’m not. Things annoy me. Lots of things- just ask my husband. And if you think I’m just a good natured sort of gal, always smiling and engaging, you might be surprised to know that I’m most likely totally distracted and annoyed by:

 

  • The sticky glob on the floor that my unfortunate foot just stepped on.
  • Hearing someone talking on their cell phone while I’m trying to hear what you’re saying.
  • Having to wait in line.
  • Hearing mouth breathing over the phone by the computer tech guy.
  • Smelling the perfume on some gal coming towards me… a block away.
  • The tiny irregularity of my newly crowned molar that my tongue can’t seem to leave alone.
  • The driver ahead of me going 30 in a 50-mph zone.
  • The food stain on your chin that I cannot stop staring at.
  • Mosquito bites.

……….and the list goes on. And on and on and on. And it drives me crazy.

I was reading a thread on Facebook the other day where a woman posted how she goes bonkers when she hears mouth noises. Smack. Smack. Chew. Chew. And you know what? I totally get it.

But why is this? My experience is that these irritating  annoyances are very commonly seen in people with ADHD. Of course, we are a distracted bunch and it makes sense that such things would drive us off course (and want us to drive over a cliff).

Could there be more to it? Is it that we simply notice more things than others? Then why is this called Attention DEFICIT? Is it that we’re wired to feel and experience things more strongly and thus, we react too strongly?

Is it being impulsive and not being patient enough to just let things slide?

Or is it all of the above?

What drives you over the edge? And how do you deal with it? Please share in the Comment Section below.

 

 


ADD Consults Wins Best of the Web – Blog award from Psych Central!

Posted on October 16, 2014

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Proud and humbled to announce that my blog has just been named as Best of the Web – Blog award from PsychCentral.com. The top ten list in ADHD was compiled with input from PsychCentral readers, an associate editor, and Dr. Grohol, founder/director of PsychCentral. This is a huge honor!

Thanks to all of you who visit PsychCentral.com and who have supported my work for the last 20 years. See the list of winners at http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/10/16/top-10-adhd-blogs-of-2014/


Terry’s Special ADHD Events: Time Sensitive- Don’t Miss Out!

Posted on October 15, 2014

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Are You Aware That It’s ADHD Awareness Month? Check out my very special events and come celebrate with me! Here’s how:

 

1. Win an autographed copy of my new book, “The Queen of Distraction“. Contest ends October 21. Enter HERE.

2. Join me for a fun, informative webinar October 22 from 8pm EST- 9pm EST:  “HOW WOMEN WITH ADHD CAN CONQUER CHAOS, FIND FOCUS, AND GET MORE DONE!”.

I’ll be sharing real tips on how to stay focused and get organized (and more).
Bring your questions, I’ll provide answers…and…one lucky attendee will win an autographed copy of my book,The Queen of Distraction.” Pssst- there is no fee to attend!
Register today
HERE .

3. To celebrate ADHD Awareness Month, I’m offering deep (and I mean, really deep) discounts to the Queens of Distraction exclusive online group coaching program. But…regular pricing returns after October 22, so join today HERE

Can’t wait to connect with you online!