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What’s Stopping Me?

Posted on: November 15th, 2023

A question I frequently ask friends and clients alike is what’s stopping them from doing something. Overcoming obstacles with ADHD is talked about a lot, but how do you get past them without identifying them? 

“I don’t want to” or “I don’t feel like it” is often overlooked because you judge yourself for it, and others judge you for it. Instead, I ask why they don’t. There’s a reason for it, and discounting those thoughts is clearly preventing you from doing it, so look into it. What is standing in your way? Look at each detail and identify what you can do to change the barrier. Accept that it’s there or you’ll keep bumping into it. Go through it, not around it. People with ADHD already have self-confidence issues and doubts about their competence; don’t add to it by pretending an obstacle doesn’t exist and trying to push through it without trying to make it easier. 

If you need help dealing with your obstacles, reach out to Sound Health Counseling Solutions today!