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

Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

ONE THE UPSIDE

People with ADHD have unique areas of brilliance

HOWEVER……

They also have areas that need grounding and focus.

SOME OF THE STRUGGLES & WHY ADHD ACCENTUATES THEM

OCD

Obsessions and compulsions are common with ADHD, mixed with anxiety and a feeling of being out of control.

It’s imperative to focus on the reasons behind the OCD, as well as eliminating OCD itself.

FREE-FLOATING ANXIETY

A seemingly intangible free-floating anxiety is prevalent. This makes sense given the constant barrage of overwhelming stimuli.

EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders can be an attempt to express oneself or gain control where there’s a lack of control and focus.

TRAUMA

Being constantly misunderstood is difficult for anyone. The stress of misunderstanding exacerbates the sensory overload of ADHD.

People with ADHD have an awareness of the great potential of life, which makes it soul-destroying to live in a world where their potential is sidelined.

When they’re spinning out of control, and attempting to protect their vulnerability, people with ADHD may not appear gentle and sensitive, but it’s never far below the surface.

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

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go the grave with their song still in them” - Henry David Thoreau

RELATIONSHIPS

Those with ADHD often struggle with relationships.

One reason for this is that they think so differently to most people.

Finding details boring, they overlook the small talk and fluff of social interactions, yet they see a big and beautiful picture of life. As a result, they feel isolated, unique, yet lonely.

This difference in thinking is labeled a disorder, so instead of being celebrated for who they are and integrated into society as a person of value, they’re outcast, which agitates an already fragile sense of identity.

DEPRESSION and ANGER

Depression and anger are natural consequences of being misunderstood.

When those with ADHD become depressed or angry, they’re defined as difficult, and their struggle goes unrecognized

EXTERNALIZED ANGER AND FRUSTRATION

Anger and frustration can be internalized as depression or self-harm.

It is also seen psychosomatically (when the doctors can’t find anything wrong, but there are aches, pains, and ‘mystery’ illnesses).

Self-abandonment, self-sabotage, procrastination, IBS, Candida, Fibromyalgia, eating disorders, can be manifestations of internalized pain.

(These can also be symptoms of serious medical conditions. We are not medical professionals. Be sure to visit a medical professional and follow their advice first)

INTENSITY

Can be a great thing in small doses as brilliance is unleashed.

Hyperfocus can yield great productivity.

However, intensity can become too much, is one neglects oneself.

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE

There are oodles of brilliance, kindness, creativity, gentleness, out-of-the-box thinking.

These far outweigh the negatives.

When ADHD is understood and solutions put in place to accommodate difficulties, there is no limit to what can be achieved, and to the wonderful, peaceful, happy life.

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

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”- Helen Keller

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS


Being constantly misunderstood is difficult for anyone. The stress of misunderstanding exacerbates the sensory overload of ADHD.

Those with ADHD often struggle with relationships. One reason for this is that they think so differently to most people.

Depression and anger are natural consequences of being misunderstood. When those with ADHD become depressed or angry, they’re defined as difficult, and their struggle goes unrecognized.

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

Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

ONE THE UPSIDE

People with ADHD have unique areas of brilliance

HOWEVER……

They also have areas that need grounding and focus.

SOME OF THE STRUGGLES AND WHY ADHD ACCENTUATES THEM

OCD

Obsessions and compulsions are common with ADHD, mixed with anxiety and a feeling of being out of control.

It’s imperative to focus on the reasons behind the OCD, as well as eliminating OCD itself.

FREE-FLOATING ANXIETY

A seemingly intangible free-floating anxiety is prevalent. This makes sense given the constant barrage of overwhelming stimuli.

EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders can be an attempt to express oneself or gain control where there’s a lack of control and focus.

TRAUMA

Being constantly misunderstood is difficult for anyone. The stress of misunderstanding exacerbates the sensory overload of ADHD.

People with ADHD have an awareness of the great potential of life, which makes it soul-destroying to live in a world where their potential is sidelined.

When they’re spinning out of control, and attempting to protect their vulnerability, people with ADHD may not appear gentle and sensitive, but it’s never far below the surface.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS


Being constantly misunderstood is difficult for anyone. The stress of misunderstanding exacerbates the sensory overload of ADHD.

Those with ADHD often struggle with relationships. One reason for this is that they think so differently to most people.

Depression and anger are natural consequences of being misunderstood. When those with ADHD become depressed or angry, they’re defined as difficult, and their struggle goes unrecognized.

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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 Young Adult, ADHD Teen, ADHD Teenager

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go the grave with their song still in them” - Henry David Thoreau

RELATIONSHIPS

Those with ADHD often struggle with relationships.

One reason for this is that they think so differently to most people.

Finding details boring, they overlook the small talk and fluff of social interactions, yet they see a big and beautiful picture of life. As a result, they feel isolated, unique, yet lonely.

This difference in thinking is labeled a disorder, so instead of being celebrated for who they are and integrated into society as a person of value, they’re outcast, which agitates an already fragile sense of identity.

DEPRESSION and ANGER

Depression and anger are natural consequences of being misunderstood.

When those with ADHD become depressed or angry, they’re defined as difficult, and their struggle goes unrecognized.

EXTERNALIZED ANGER AND FRUSTRATION

This looks like anything from irritation to rage and includes physical and mental outbursts.

INTERNALIZED ANGER AND FRUSTRATION

Anger and frustration can be internalized as depression or self-harm.

It is also seen psychosomatically (when the doctors can’t find anything wrong, but there are aches, pains, and ‘mystery’ illnesses).

Self-abandonment, self-sabotage, procrastination, IBS, Candida, Fibromyalgia, eating disorders, can be manifestations of internalized pain.

(These can also be symptoms of serious medical conditions. We are not medical professionals. Be sure to visit a medical professional and follow their advice first)

INTENSITY

Can be a great thing in small doses as brilliance is unleashed.

Hyperfocus can yield great productivity.

However, intensity can become too much, is one neglects oneself.

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE

There are oodles of brilliance, kindness, creativity, gentleness, out-of-the-box thinking.

These far outweigh the negatives.

When ADHD is understood and solutions put in place to accommodate difficulties, there is no limit to what can be achieved, and to the wonderful, peaceful, happy life.

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

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” - Helen Keller

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