How AIs Became My ADHD Wingman: 5 Key Reasons
Hey, Medium peeps! 🌟
Okay, let’s dive right in. Just a couple of years ago, I was that person, you know the one, always lost in a whirlwind of thoughts, constantly misplacing keys, and getting swamped in the chaos that was… well, me. But then life threw me a curveball. I discovered I had Borderline Personality Disorder. Yep, that was a surprise.
“Where did that come from?” I’d wonder, especially since you aren’t born with it. I dug deeper. I went to therapy, swallowed my fair share of Sertraline, and played detective with my mind. And, after some intense soul-searching (and professional guidance!), a revelation: the root of it all? ADHD.
Yep. My brain wasn’t just a regular ol’ blender. It was one on overdrive — 24/7. Cue the confusion on why I felt so out of place, so… scattered.
Enter Artificial Intelligence (AI). 🤖 Sounds sci-fi, right? But in reality, AIs have been an absolute game-changer in helping me manage my ADHD. And here’s why:
1. Keeping Me On Track (Literally!) 🛤️
Imagine this: I’m deep into a Netflix binge when I suddenly remember, “Oh snap, I have a meeting in 10 minutes!” Now, pre-AI, this was a recipe for panic. But now? My AI assistant gently nudges me with reminders. It’s like having a pocket-sized guardian angel who’s obsessed with schedules.
2. Curbing The Impulse Buys 💸
ADHD peeps, you feel me on this. Those sudden urges to buy yet another houseplant (I have 37, don’t judge!). Or those shoes that I absolutely don’t need. But my AI? It’s learned my habits. It knows when I’m window shopping and sends me little notifications like, “Do you REALLY need that?” Usually, I don’t.
3. A Personalized News Filter 🗞️
Information overload is real. With an ADHD brain, it’s like trying to drink water from a fire hose. My AI, however, curates news for me. It filters out the noise, giving me just the essential tidbits. No more hours lost in the wormhole of endless news and updates.
4. Tailored Relaxation Playlists 🎶
One of the perks of AI is that it learns. It’s gotten to know what music calms my ultra-turbine brain. So, when I’m on the brink of feeling overwhelmed, my AI plays that one song that cools the jets. It’s like it reads my mind (well, it sort of does!).
5. Virtual Therapy Sessions 🛋️
Remember the therapist work I mentioned? Sometimes, it’s not feasible to have a session. But AIs today are so advanced that they offer coping strategies in real-time. It’s not a replacement for human touch, but it’s an excellent supplementary tool. My AI checks in, asks how I’m feeling, and suggests exercises or meditations based on my mood.
So, there you have it, folks! A little glimpse into how AIs have turned my ADHD chaos into something more… manageable. I won’t lie; it’s still a journey. But with my AI sidekick, I feel a tad bit more equipped to face the whirlwind that is my brain. And if that’s not a win, I don’t know what is!
Catch ya later! And remember, if you ever feel lost in your own head, maybe you just need a little AI magic. 😉