November 28, 2012

The Disappearance of my ADD (well, almost..)

By mandee

Today I was thinking about how weird it is that my ability to function with ADD is SO vastly different then it was before I started getting my brainwaves trained.

My ADD wasn’t diagnosed until after I completed graduate school. I had just started working a “real” job and boy, did I struggle! Because my sleep was so jacked up, I often was late to work and once I got there, I was so tired I could barely function. I was overwhelmed by all the paperwork and couldn’t manage my schedule or deadlines. I was always behind and always in trouble.

On the flip side, I enjoyed many of the blessings of ADD which include creativity and a “different” way of viewing the world and solving problems. Unfortunately, because I had so much trouble with organization, I couldn’t exploit my talents and when I tried, I failed.

Along with my ADD, I suffered from anxiety. I believe that I was born with both conditions, but one exacerbated the other. When I couldn’t get things done or became blocked, I got stressed out which only blocked me further.

I tried so many things to help my condition: medication, therapy, you name it. I also read a lot about it, which helped me to put some strategies in place to manage it. But strategies only got me so far, because in the end I was battling physiology and physiology always wins.

Fortunately, I learned about brainwave training and was willing to try it out for myself. I’m not “cured”, but I am now able to consistently and effectively implement the strategies designed to manage my ADD which is something I never could do before. Some might say that I am now a completely different person. I am much more organized, I worry less, I am more relaxed, and I manage my time better. However, I argue that I’m not a different person. Without dealing with the constant struggle of an unbalanced brain, I am now able to put my energies towards experiencing all the things that make life worthwhile. I finally get to spend time being me.