How can I have a positive mindset when I have ADHD? That is a question we hear all the time, and we are going to do our best to answer it and offer some expert advice on the subject in this episode. Some people call it a growth mindset in the world of ADHD and other areas of personal success, but whatever it is you call it, we are going to talk about staying away from negative thoughts.
Back on the podcast is Dr. Sharon Saline. She is the author of the book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew. Dr. Saline has been on Overcoming Distractions a few times and always offers some great advice and expert knowledge of ADHD in both adults and children.
First, Dr. Sharon defines a positive and growth mindset. She discusses how the ADHD brain can sometimes automatically lean toward a negative mindset and why this happens. And we of course talk about how many have slipped more heavily into negative thinking during this past year of the coronavirus.
Sharon gives us clear examples of both a growth mindset and negative thinking and she also discusses how a positive mindset helps us, particularly people with ADHD to be more resilient.
Dave asks the question of whether adults with ADHD let their minds take over with negativity more than we should and sharing gives her tips for how we can continue to make the year 2021 better and focus more heavily on a growth and positive mindset.
Make sure you visit her website for more information as well as links to her books and blog posts.