Words are worth a thousand pictures? Well, the line we all know revolves more around the idea that pictures are worth a thousand words, but why can’t there be a symbiotic relationship between these two concepts? When it comes to getting to know ourselves and appreciating the growth we have made, as we approach an emotionally difficult situation, we often forget how powerful words are. These words are often our own; the ones we jot down in a journal, on an accessible piece of paper, or in an email to a friend. When you or someone you love is struggling with ADD/ADHD, journaling, using words can help ease their struggles.
Don’t deprive yourself of the therapeutic beauty that is exposed when we decide to put our emotions down on paper especially if you are suffering from ADD/ADHD. Writing your reflections, observations, thoughts and honesty can make you feel alive and process through your ADD. At times when you question what it means to feel alive or feel like yourself, the decision to take the pen to the paper can release authenticity in its purest form. You can find your courage, your strength, and your willingness to identify what lies within you in order to face the problems that seem so overwhelming.
Going outside your ADD/ADHD is a valuable tool in seeking the help you might need but don’t have to commit to. You can take the steps to fill the voids you find in your life by accepting the perspective that life is worth living. Your belief in yourself and your potential for greatness and happiness can be reinforced by the powerful words you derive from your own inner dialogue.
The communication process is not always conventional and might involve a healthy exchange between one’s own cognitive processes and the outlet of choice that allows one to see that our minds are powerful conduits for information delivery. To keep a journal or other writing outlet is to embrace open, honest, and unadulteratedly real agents of change.