Hitting the Reset Button on My Life
I have a powerful example of what hitting the reset button looks like, and this example comes from my own life. I did not hit the reset button on my ADHD, however. I hit the reset button on my life. Let a poem I performed at the 2018 International Conference on ADHD explain…
As you heard in the poem, I recently found myself driving to a mental health facility late at night because I couldn’t stop seeing things in my house as potential nooses. I did not want to kill myself, but I was having thoughts of suicide. I knew this was not okay, and I knew I wanted to live. Rather than giving into my scary thoughts. I reached out and sought help. I hit the reset button on my life.
Hitting the reset button does not mean just starting over and doing the same thing you did before. You need to implement new strategies that will help you live a more fulfilling life moving forward. In my case, I need to move forward with a better appreciation of myself. I have recognized that I seek affirmation in others (especially from women), rather than just being okay with myself. I am working with a therapist and recently started an antidepressant. I am also being upfront with people about that which with I am struggling, so they can hold me accountable to my promise to stay here. Hopefully, these strategies will help me improve my life and be more fulfilled.