If you’re here, reading this, then I probably don’t need to tell you what ADHD is. You’ve likely already got a diagnosis for you and/or your child, and probably know a lot more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder than I do!
But, one thing I do know about is using positive affirmations to make real changes in your life. Affirmations (when used consistently) have been proven to be capable of making changes in the neural pathways of the brain, so they’re a very useful tool to use in any aspect of your life.
If you, or your child, needs some support in learning some new ways to manage in this world with ADHD, using positive affirmations for ADHD is a good place to start. Using affirmations is simple, but effective when done consistently.
Simply choose a few affirmations from the list below that truly resonate with you/your child and your desired outcomes, and then start practicing them daily.
Repetition is key with affirmations – remember, we’re trying to make changes within the brain, so we need to keep repeating the affirmations until the ideas start to stick.
Repeat your chosen affirmations 10-15 times at least twice a day. You (or your child) can choose to:
- Say them out loud
- Say them in your head
- Record them and listen to them
- Write them out over and over
- Print them out and place them in a prominent place where they can be read repeatedly
How you choose to practice the affirmations is up to you and the best learning style for you/your child. The most important thing is consistency.
Keep using your chosen affirmations until each goal is achieved, then you might like to pick some different ones from the list.
People with ADHD often feel as though they are failing at life or that they aren’t good enough because tasks other people find simple can be more challenging for someone with ADHD.
So, a lot of the positive affirmations for people with ADHD are centered around building up self esteem and making them feel successful. Below is a very extensive list of possible affirmations that could be useful for someone with ADHD.
Pick the ones that resonate most with you and your needs and get started making some positive changes in your life today.
Affirmations For ADHD
- I am good enough.
- I am at peace with my ADHD.
- I am grateful for my success.
- I am getting better at focusing my attention.
- I am focused.
- I am happy that my ADHD doesn’t stand in my way.
- I am creative.
- I love how creative I am.
- I am loved.
- I know that my ADHD is just a part of who I am.
- I am calm.
- I love focusing all of my energy on one task.
- I enjoy getting things done.
- I love how capable I am.
- I am capable.
- I am happy with myself.
- I believe I can.
- I am in the process of learning to focus.
- I am resilient.
- I am worthy of time and attention.
- I am happy to help.
- I enjoy sharing my opinion.
- I am important.
- I am worthy of happiness.
- I am happy being me.
- I am perfect just the way I am.
- I have an amazing life.
- I love how my brain works.
- I have everything I need to be happy right now.
- I am focused on enjoying life.
- I am in the process of building my attention span.
- It is normal for me to be focused.
- I am happy that I can make a difference in this world.
- I am brave enough to get out of my comfort zone.
- I am aware of my gift and share it with the world.
- I am a positive person.
- I am unique in my talents and abilities.
- I am proud of my unique qualities.
- I accept and embrace my differences.
- I am calm and peaceful.
- I am flexible and open to new experiences.
- I am in full control of my life.
- I embrace my individuality.
- I respect myself.
- I am proud of how far I have come.
- I approve of myself.
- I trust myself.
- I choose to be more focused.
- I am happy to choose what I focus my energy on.
- I am capable of making my own choices.
- I appreciate the good in my life.
- I am grateful for the support from my family.
- I can do whatever I desire.
- I am happy to let things go.
- I am good at asking for help when I need it.
- I love knowing that help is always available.
- I am good at thinking outside the box.
- I enjoy using my ADHD to supercharge my creative mind.
- I love taking time to rest when I need it.
- I am special.
- I am likable and fun to be around.
- I love doing my best.
- I enjoy giving it my all.
- I am a good person.
- I am brave enough to try.
- I am on the right track.
- I am great at solving problems.
- I believe in myself and my abilities.
- I am a problem solver.
- I am confident in my abilities.
- I can be anything I want to be.
- I love doing hard things.
- I am capable of learning anything I set my mind to.
- I choose to have a positive outlook on life.
- I radiate positivity.
- I am in control of my attitude.
- I love embracing new challenges.
- Doing hard things comes naturally to me.
- Facing challenges is my superpower!
- I love how my brain keeps changing as I learn to do hard things.
- I am always making progress.
- I love how my brain never stops learning.
- I love how my brain is always active.
- I enjoy practicing things so I get better.
- I enjoy taking the time and making the effort.
- I am amazing!
- I love making people smile.
- I am whole.
- I am loved just the way I am.
- I am good at focusing my attention.
- I enjoy focusing on one task at a time.
- I am capable of multitasking.
- I am grateful for my focus.
- I choose to focus my attention where it is needed most.
- I am happy to ask for help when I need it.
- I am surrounded by people who love me and will help me.
- I am at peace.
- I accept me for who I am.
- I am always amazed by what my brain can do.
- I choose to accept my ADHD and all that it brings to me.
- I love how my mind works.
- I love how focused I can be on a task I enjoy.
- I am driven.
- I am determined.
- I am an advocate for people with ADHD.
- I love how my brain switches off easily at night so I can sleep.
- I get all the rest I need.
- I sleep well every night.
- I am good at looking after myself so my brain and body function well.
- I am enough.
- I am amazed by my focus.
- My focus and attention get better every day.
Having ADHD is just one part of a person’s life and, while it might seem like a dominating force, every person is unique and every person with ADHD is unique too.
We all have unique qualities and differences. Learning to manage, embrace or accept them is just a part of who we all are and how we all manage to get along in this world.
Choose any of the above affirmations to help make positive changes in the life of someone with ADHD and start practicing now. If nothing on this list resonates with you, you can try writing your own affirmations to achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
Just remember to frame your affirmations in the positive, so don’t use statements such as ‘I won’t’ or ‘I can’t’, the best positive affirmations usually start with ‘I am’, ‘I love’ or ‘I enjoy’ and remember you’re trying to teach your brain about something you love or enjoy in the future.
So, if your goal is to not miss the bus anymore, don’t say ‘I won’t miss the bus again’ but instead try ‘I am always at the bus stop on time.’
People with ADHD will often also benefit from some extra self love. If you think you could do with some boosted affection towards yourself, you should also check out our positive affirmations for self love.