People like to subscribe to labels. It’s easier to identify one’s self and others when you compartmentalize them in boxes. Sometimes it starts in childhood and sticks. I’ve been “spoiled” for several decades now. My cousin is “overly-responsible.” A woman I interviewed recently called herself, “Type-A.”
Maybe you’ve given yourself your own labels like, “mother,” “perfectionistic,” “the good one,” or “funny.” And maybe these roles suit you well. Or maybe they just overstayed their welcome. After all, you’re more than your role or a label. You’re a parent, and a sibling too. You’re moody and sensitive, but you’re also compassionate and empathetic. And you’ve been battling with an illness, but for the last time, you’re not that illness.
Perhaps this week’s posts will help you embrace the whole of who you are. Whether you’re a parent, a perfectionist, a gluten-free wannabe, have borderline personality disorder or ADHD, it’s just as ADHD Man of Distraction blogger Kelly Babcock says:
“people with ADHD – are People…” (Just replace “ADHD” with whatever label you’ve been given lately.)
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