The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. One in seven of the world’s population suffer from neurological conditions with over 600 types, including; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should be renamed ‘Inconsistent Attention & Internal Hyperactivity’ (IAIH).
Why? ‘Because it is not a decifit of attention, but rather a problem with regulating one’s attention span to desired tasks.’ – Healthline.com
ADHD: Below is a list of some of the enhanced qualities and abilities that exceed those naturally found in non-neurotypical people and some famous celebrities including; Michael Jordan, Jamie Oilver, Will.i.am, Emma Watson, Bill Gates, Paris Hilton & Albert Einstein.
Could you please explain it to me in more simple terms?
Reading is the key to understanding our world. I am not here to change the system, I’m here to change our approaches. Change the people, and you change the system. We are in this together. The future is up to us.
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
Lisa Ower mentions in her article here ‘No matter what the change is, big or small, it must be able to link to your culture, overall purpose and vision of the company. Even if management views the change as beneficial, if your employees can’t link the change to the existing culture or organizational purpose, it will be difficult for them to carry out these transformations.’
Questions to Ask Yourself
How do I think?
How are humans are wired?
How to change my mindset?
What does success look like to me?
How does the human brain react?
What’s in it for me?
Ways to understand my behaviour?
For me change is good change, change is hard. It is part of the human experience. I found change difficult and I felt insecure about myself, but it was worth it.
I made the toughest decision to close my struggling business and lost my home nine years ago. My family fell apart and as a mum I struggled through the hard times, putting myself in a difficult situation. It’s taken a lot of mental clarity to help me find my focus and direction, it forced me to go to the next level. I went through a very emotional journey, me against the world. Sometimes you need to do you and take a step back to live a peaceful and authentic life. Show up and love them hard, only then will you realise what’s important.
“In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.”
Eventually, realised I needed to take responsibility for mylife and myhappiness. Happiness is a choice. I had to put myself first before supporting my children’s mental health. Happy mum, happy child. It improved my confidence and well-being. My life and motherhood has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows but never boring. Helping my children was a great way to help myself.
What’s your culture, purpose and vision?
I’ve learned through my journey that doing too much for your kids is not an effective parenting strategy.
“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change.”
Stephen King quoted “The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.
Listen to people, get them to think about their own experience, and emphasize your common humanity. Understanding their own needs and the needs of others is fundamental as we are connected not only by happiness in our lives, but in our struggles, suffering and fears.
For all you Nutella chocolate lovers out there spread the love this Valentine’s, with this homemade sweet and rich nutty chocolate spread and high in antioxidants. How about whipping up a jar of your own to serve with waffles, over a slice of toast, or add it into your favourite baking recipes.
My Goodness, My Chocolate is a dairy free chocolate & hazelnut spread, a delicious treat with little ingredients.
1 cup of roasted skinned hazelnuts 1tbsp coconut oil 1tsp vanilla extract 1/8tsp salt 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder 50g dark chocolate (optional) 100ml of nut milk or regular milk
Put in and grind the hazelnuts to form a paste, add melted coconut oil and blend, then add vanilla, salt, powdered sugar, cocoa powder (you can use melted chocolate) add some nut milk or regular milk until it goes to the liquid thickness that you like. Once finished, pour the chocolate spread into a sterilised jar, cool and keep the chocolate nut spread at room temperature for up to two weeks. ______________________________________
If you make this recipe, please leave a comment, to let me know how you got on.
The moment we understand, everything becomes much clearer pushing our frustration and impatients aside and allowing our self-awareness, compassion and empathy to change our own emotions and to see the perspective of another human being.
Mental Health Support has never been so important but we all need to make it a priority. Everyone has a different ideal and if we are to move forward we need to reconnect with our ‘why’ and have the same kind of energy and dedication to support each other to live our best lives.
As much as we want to help others in the end it’s up to them to motivate themselves. We need to be with them and not try to fix them. We desire to feel understood and although our struggles maybe different, struggle is inevitable in our lives.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill
Noone will ever understand and see the pain and struggle we go through to get where we are or have. Nothing can ever be achieved quickly. Nothing can be done without years of hard work. Although we are all humans, resentment and bitterness is the result of one’s jealousy. Complaining wastes time. “Complaining does not work as a strategy.” Anonymous
“The worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing.” Anonymous
“Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.” — Mo Farah