Hitting the Reset Button on My Life

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…


The Situation

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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.

Moving Forward

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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.

Today’s Reset ADHD Challenge:

Hit the reset button on whatever needs it. If it is your ADHD, I am willing to help. If it is your life, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 1-800-273-8255. If you need to hit the reset button on something else and do not know how or where to start, contact me, and I will help you find what you need.

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