How to Deal with the End of the Summer ADD/ADHD Blues…

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This is a common occurrence with my clients. After Labor Day, it sets in that the summer is essentially over. Gone are the carefree summer evenings and warm days and the cooler fall days are upon us (at least us Midwesterners). How does one handle knowing that something that’s taken for granted is now taken away quickly?

The first way is to deal with it. I know that sounds a little harsh, but there are certain things we can control and things we will never be able to change. We can control how we deal with expected results but we cannot control those results. Obviously, there’s no way to rewind the clock, but there’s a way to live in the moment and enjoy the things we currently have in our worlds. There’s still time to enjoy the weather, so be sure to maximize your outdoor fun. Just because the days are getting shorter and the air a little crisper doesn’t mean we’re locked in our homes sitting by the stove. Get out and do something while you still have time.

The other strategy falls more into my ounce of prevention category. Journaling about positive experiences, taking photos, etc. will keep these memories alive even during the colder months of winter. I cannot tell you how much joy we get in my household of looking at our memories and talking about events that occurred during those times. I’d start working on this now and implementing it next summer.

For more information on my ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning coaching, please visit To learn more information about some of the other services I provide, please visit and I can be found on Twitter at ADHDEFCoach. You can also find me on Facebook and Tumblr. My good friend and fellow ADD/ADHD Coach Tara McGillicuddy invites me as a regular guest on ADD/ADHD Support Talk Radio. Tara does many wonderful things and you should check out her website here. Feel free to email me at or call 773.888.ADHD (2343) with any additional questions.

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