No Quick Fixes
Everywhere I write I make sure to let people know that there truly isn’t a “quick-fix” to any of these mental health challenges. To think any differently is cheating yourself from true growth, real happiness and joy.
Once I learned to accept myself, my patterns of behavior and the fact that I’m a very worthy, caring person (even with my flaws), my life began to change for the better, and people wanted to be around me more than ever before.
You and I can do a ton on our own, but remember that most of us aren’t trained like specialists and counselors are. Even if you are, you still need to see someone else/refer to help from outside your own brain to do it properly and get the most out of your investment toward self-growth and a better quality of daily life.
Adult ADHD mood swings can make us feel like we’re losing our minds at times. Tools like mindfulness, exercise, creative outlets and re-framing techniques can make the difference between getting through a mood swing in a healthy, positive way and acting out of sheer emotion, sabotaging your life with bad decisions you might regret shortly after.
Listen to your gut, trust yourself, and remember that you have exactly what it takes to see the tough times through! As viciously intense as it might feel in the moment, it will pass! They always do. Where do you want to be at the end of the mood swing? In a healthy, happy and productive place.
Remember You’re Human
In closing, I want to remind you that you’re human. You’ll NEVER be perfect. Stop being so hard on yourself and start being gentler on yourself through self-acceptance and kindness to that person looking at you in the mirror.
Guess what: I’m on this road right along with you! This is a journey that each of us share, one full of ups, downs and winding roads. Imagine how boring it would be if things were always easy and predictable!
That’s not a world I’d want to live in, personally. As tough as mood swings and mental health can be, learning to love yourself and change your thought/behavior patterns toward a better life is something to be very proud of. It takes guts, courage and an open mind/heart. That’s true leadership that lasts.