My name is Kelly and I’m 20 years old. I received my diagnosis about two years ago, and since then I’ve gotten a bit better at managing my life.
However, ever since the start of the pandemic I feel like I’m at same level as two years ago. At that time I also dealt with depression, which can be traced back to ADHD and past events. A major trigger for my ADHD is stress and that’s becoming a constant in my life. Aside from stress due to ill loved ones (not corona), my school isn’t very keen on reducing stress either. I can feel the stress has not only an effect on my ADHD (motivation, focus, hyped up one moment and completely no energy the next), but my mood as well.
Does anyone have tips for managing stress? I’d love to hear from you!