My hair looks good for five minutes, then it starts drooping. I’m sure it’s a combination of high humidity, thinning (aging) hair and a less-than-expert stylist (me). But I’m spending a lot of time in front of the camera (webcam!) lately and that means my hair need to stay in place for at least an hour or two.
The solution? Some over-the-counter concoction called “Freeze Baby.” It’s a super hold hairspray that won’t let my hair slip out of place until I am ready. It’s a bit sticky and hard to rinse out, but heck, it works miracles in those hours that I need that “extra hold.”
It occurs to me that I need a similar OTC product to keep my ADHD successes in place. Like my hair, I can maintain my equilibrium and outwit my ADHD temporarily – maybe five minutes, maybe five hours. But ultimately, my ADHD takes on the role of high humidity and begins to erode my ability to keep it together. My hair and my ADHD start drooping.
So maybe we can concoct a Freeze Baby version for ADHD – something that lets us continue to stay organized. Or a quick spray that keeps us on time more than once a week. Or even a lotion we can lather on to freeze our ability to stay focused and on track for an entire afternoon (or even better, an entire morning until we get out of the house for the last time).
It’s just a dream, a frivolous thought. But wouldn’t it be nice to keep that ADHD in check just like I keep my hair in place? Sigh….
I find it hard just to stay on task. That happens especially when I’m tired and on my period.
You have understood and you explain and describes so well what it is to have adhd! I heard your talk in the telesummit last week
I would be grateful just for access to the right meds and accurate medical information. Nine years diagnosed and still in a monthly, weekly or daily battle to get real help. So damn sick of it.
I am also sick of people who dismiss my problem, or any part of it I am trying to articulate; “oh, you’re not…fill in the blank” No, I AM, it’s a huge disability, and that’s why I am talking about it.
When you develop that concoction please let me know! I could certainly use it and you will be a billionaire!!
You always look stunning! In fact, could I have some of your hair? How about we trade components from other gals who have benefits in extra supply we could use? Timeliness for motivation? Lack of tardiness for lack of procrastination? My hair gets FRIZZY. I just bought a shampoo and conditioner by L’Oreal which has quite a bit of oil in it. I was already using Morrocan oil. I didn’t have magnifying glasses or they were hiding in my pocketbook that would enable me to read the ingredients. Unsure I want to know!
I have hired a nutritionist health coach all in one that someone via ADDA told me about. If you have digestive or other physical challenges, glad to share the info. Costs a pretty penny (are pennies pretty?) but I found this “product” a necessity like your hair spray.
Speaking of products, it seemed challenging to schedule a long distance NudgeMe Diva accountability group on Monday afternoons which I preferred until I’m working again. Assuming I find lots of stunning, golden pennies, do you plan to hold another series on Monday nights anytime soon or after the summer? Thank you for the info!