Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Young Adult, ADHD Teen, ADHD Teenager

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” - Coco Chanel

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

TIME:

THE ISSUE: Inability to be on time and/or having a concept of time.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: Some people with ADHD have NO concept of time. It literally doesn’t register.

Others live in a state of trauma and freeze when the time comes to act.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

MEMORY:

THE ISSUE: Forgetting both important and unimportant things.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: People with ADHD are aware of more stimuli than average people, leaving them overwhelmed and distracted.

Overstimulation causes them to forget things, rather than a lack of caring.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

ATTENTION AND FOCUS:

THE ISSUE: Having trouble getting started or staying focused.

Particularly if they are bored, overwhelmed, or checked out.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: It’s a brain thing…. but the brain can be changed! Read on…

Senses are enhanced in people with ADHD, which means there are a lot more stimuli and it’s easy to get overwhelmed, which is traumatic.

Trauma causes the prefrontal cortex on the right side of the brain to diminish.

ADHD brain scans show the same prefrontal cortex issue.

The prefrontal cortex is responsible for attention…

Those with ADHD usually have a significant amount of childhood trauma too, making for a double whammy.

Ease the trauma and the overwhelm the brain repairs, and attention is restored.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

LAZINESS:

THE ISSUE: People with ADHD are accused of laziness, yet they aren’t idle. They struggle, but they’re doing their best.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: It takes those with ADHD ten times more energy to get through the day than the average person.

This is because it’s exhausting dealing with overwhelming stimuli, which they’re unable to filter.

This causes a fog of confusion. Meanwhile, they’re trying to ‘chill’ and ‘be normal’.

They WANT to belong; they people please, yet can’t get it quite right and become caught up in low energy of feeling they disappoint and ‘fail’.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

TRYING HARD:

THE ISSUE: One of the most common themes of those with ADHD, is trying so hard!

The constant activity of the world overwhelms them. They have trouble focusing, but not for want of trying.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: They can’t filter out distractions.

Inability to ignore the unimportant means they try hard to appear ‘normal’, attempting to figure out what is and isn’t important, and comprehend concepts and ideas through a dizzying array of distractions.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

TRAUMA:

THE ISSUE: Fight or flight impulses; the brain goes into hyper-focus or freezes.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: Many people with ADHD experience childhood trauma.

It is traumatic to have ADHD due to heightened awareness and overwhelm.

Trauma impacts the brain which leads to problems with attention (affect regulation).

Add ADHD to this and welcome to the jungle….

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

DETAIL:

THE ISSUE: There’s little interest in details. They seem obvious and a waste of time.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: People with ADHD are constantly sifting through tons of details and sensations.

They have little tolerance for minutia and details.

However, details are often critical. In order to succeed, the person with ADHD needs to attend to details, or learn to delegate to someone who can.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

OVERWHELMED AND OUT OF CONTROL:

THE ISSUE: A feeling that life’s ‘too much’, overwhelming, and they’re out of control.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: Acute awareness of so much and being unable to filter it.

It can result in meltdowns, loss of temper, self-harm, anxiety, and OCD.

The person with ADHD may act like a lunatic, but they’re actually terrified.

When there are too many things going on, we all get overwhelmed and irritated. This is how it is for someone with ADHD all day every day.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

DISTRACTED, SCATTERED AND FRANTIC:

THE ISSUE: Similar to above; but instead of melting down, they’re all over the place.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: This is a difficult mindset for the person with ADHD. They don’t WANT to be scattered; they want to be chill and in control of their life.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

STOMACH UPSETS AND OTHER PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:

THE ISSUE: Common issues are difficulties with breath, heart, bowels, body aches, and pains.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: It’s imperative you get all physical symptoms checked out by a medical doctor since they can have a multitude of different causes, some very serious.

Only when tests are unable to identify anything, consider how ADHD affects physical symptoms.

There are numerous ways to help people with ADHD. Top of the list is working with the body, in order to help the mind. Many people believe it’s the opposite way around, but studies show that with ADHD, sensory integration (helping the brain to integrate heightened senses) has an enormous impact.

Yoga, breathing, and neurofeedback help achieve serenity.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying, and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense.” - Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature

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Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Young Adult, ADHD Teen, ADHD Teenager

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” - Coco Chanel

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

TIME:

THE ISSUE: Inability to be on time and/or having a concept of time.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: Some people with ADHD have NO concept of time. It literally doesn’t register.

Others live in a state of trauma and freeze when the time comes to act.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

MEMORY:

THE ISSUE: Forgetting both important and unimportant things.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: People with ADHD are aware of more stimuli than average people, leaving them overwhelmed and distracted.

Overstimulation causes them to forget things, rather than a lack of caring.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

ATTENTION AND FOCUS:

THE ISSUE: Having trouble getting started or staying focused.

Particularly if they are bored, overwhelmed, or checked out.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: It’s a brain thing…. but the brain can be changed! Read on…

Senses are enhanced in people with ADHD, which means there are a lot more stimuli and it’s easy to get overwhelmed, which is traumatic.

Trauma causes the prefrontal cortex on the right side of the brain to diminish.

ADHD brain scans show the same prefrontal cortex issue.

The prefrontal cortex is responsible for attention…

Those with ADHD usually have a significant amount of childhood trauma too, making for a double whammy.

Ease the trauma and the overwhelm the brain repairs, and attention is restored.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

LAZINESS:

THE ISSUE: People with ADHD are accused of laziness, yet they aren’t idle. They struggle, but they’re doing their best.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: It takes those with ADHD ten times more energy to get through the day than the average person.

This is because it’s exhausting dealing with overwhelming stimuli, which they’re unable to filter.

This causes a fog of confusion. Meanwhile, they’re trying to ‘chill’ and ‘be normal’.

They WANT to belong; they people please, yet can’t get it quite right and become caught up in low energy of feeling they disappoint and ‘fail’.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

TRYING HARD:

THE ISSUE: One of the most common themes of those with ADHD, is trying so hard!

The constant activity of the world overwhelms them. They have trouble focusing, but not for want of trying.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: They can’t filter out distractions.

Inability to ignore the unimportant means they try hard to appear ‘normal’, attempting to figure out what is and isn’t important, and comprehend concepts and ideas through a dizzying array of distractions.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

TRAUMA:

THE ISSUE: Fight or flight impulses; the brain goes into hyper-focus or freezes.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: Many people with ADHD experience childhood trauma.

It is traumatic to have ADHD due to heightened awareness and overwhelm.

Trauma impacts the brain which leads to problems with attention (affect regulation).

Add ADHD to this and welcome to the jungle….

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

DETAIL:

THE ISSUE: There’s little interest in details. They seem obvious and a waste of time.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: People with ADHD are constantly sifting through tons of details and sensations.

They have little tolerance for minutia and details.

However, details are often critical. In order to succeed, the person with ADHD needs to attend to details, or learn to delegate to someone who can.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

OVERWHELMED AND OUT OF CONTROL:

THE ISSUE: A feeling that life’s ‘too much’, overwhelming, and they’re out of control.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: Acute awareness of so much and being unable to filter it.

It can result in meltdowns, loss of temper, self-harm, anxiety, and OCD.

The person with ADHD may act like a lunatic, but they’re actually terrified.

When there are too many things going on, we all get overwhelmed and irritated. This is how it is for someone with ADHD all day every day.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

DISTRACTED, SCATTERED AND FRANTIC:

THE ISSUE: Similar to above; but instead of melting down, they’re all over the place.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: This is a difficult mindset for the person with ADHD. They don’t WANT to be scattered; they want to be chill and in control of their life.

Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

STOMACH UPSETS AND OTHER PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:

THE ISSUE: Common issues are difficulties with breath, heart, bowels, body aches, and pains.

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: It’s imperative you get all physical symptoms checked out by a medical doctor since they can have a multitude of different causes, some very serious.

Only when tests are unable to identify anything, consider how ADHD affects physical symptoms.

There are numerous ways to help people with ADHD. Top of the list is working with the body, in order to help the mind. Many people believe it’s the opposite way around, but studies show that with ADHD, sensory integration (helping the brain to integrate heightened senses) has an enormous impact.

Yoga, breathing, and neurofeedback help achieve serenity.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU


Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Adult, Itty Bitty Sh!tty Committee e-book

Download Itty, Bitty, Sh!tty Committee eBook

The world will put countless obstacles in your path but none will be as big as the ones you create for yourself. We call it, your own personal Itty, Bitty, Sh!tty Committee.

Grab Now
Skye Baloo Carnegie, ADHD, Autism, HSP, ADHD Parent, ADHD Grandparent

I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying, and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense.” - Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature

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