There’s a pretty good chance that at some point—perhaps even right now—you’ve asked yourself whether having an ADHD diagnosis just means you’re broken.

Sometimes this feeling lurks just below the surface, so what might be some signs that you’re thinking of yourself as broken?

The reality is that ADHD is neither a fault nor a flaw. It’s a neurological trait that affects how your brain works. And it’s part of what makes you uniquely you.

But when we focus only on challenges, it can wear on us. What can you do to stop feeling broken when you have ADHD?

Squirrel of the Week

Dana shares an interview with Kristen Neff on the Ten Percent Happier Podcast with Dan Harris that they titled “Kryptonite for Your Inner Critic.” It’s especially timely and Dana took away a number of tips and strategies for building self-compassion and kindness towards yourself. One big one: tone of voice!

Find a direct link to this episode of Ten Percent Happier on your favorite podcast platform here.

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