Adult ADD: Control Your Outer Limits
ADD folks have a lot of great things going for them. They’re creative, highly intelligent and intuitive, as well. But ADD also makes you sensitive, and you may not be able to show your emotions, especially if you’re a man. Certain emotions aren’t proper in society, and it really doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. Most people go around hiding their true feelings for a good part of every single day. But did you know that doing this on a regular basis can hurt you?
Our endocrine system is made up of several different glands: pineal, adrenal, pituitary, pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus and gonads, which are our sexual organs. Each gland has its special nutritional requirements and responds in a unique way. In fact, it is the endocrine system that causes us to react in emotional situations. Every single feeling we have affects our body in some way. You really can’t stop it, no matter how hard you try because this system works together, automatically. Resisting emotions can damage this balance, when we continue to resist our true feelings, and if you don’t give your emotions free reign in one way or another, this resistance can make us ill.
But society makes it hard for us to express our full emotions most of the time. ADD makes it even harder. You feel as if you’re losing control. Since that makes people with ADD very uncomfortable, when an emotion overtakes us by surprise, we reject it.
For your own sake and the sake of other people around you, you need to release those pent up emotions. If you’re a private person and prefer not to show how you really feel about things in public, you can do it privately.
Anger is often associated with ADD, and is usually based in either fear or frustration. When you have a new situation to deal with, you may become angry because you don’t know what’s going to happen next. Or, you have to get some job done, but your ADD distraction mode is on, and you can’t get your work done. So, you become frustrated, and your anger gear kicks in. That doesn’t make you a bad person. Everyone experiences the whole range of emotions, ADD or not. It’s how you deal with your feelings that will help or hurt you.
When you’re very angry, go to a private place, put your face into a pillow, and growl. Or do something else that will make your frustration and anger go away. Try to avoid breaking things, unless it’s something small, like a pencil. Sometimes just the mere sound of the snap will help to dispel your negative feelings.
But just because you’re an adult, don’t think you should have grown out of sensitivity. That just won’t happen. In fact, sometimes, your emotions can get pretty intense, just like any other adult , even adults without ADD. Try not to bottle those feelings up inside because it will only hurt you. Find a harmless way to express your feelings and just let it all hang out.