Do you remember being scared to go down into the basement alone? I know I do. You can probably remember a few times when you were a little kid and found yourself alone in the basement, got scared, and ran like crazy up the stairs, swearing you could sense the monster practically snapping at your heals.
Imagine being trapped down there in that terrifying basement all by yourself. Imagine if there really were monsters down there.
When you quit Adderall, you’re going to be surprised at how many psychological issues and hang-ups were actually just you and not the pill. Many of your insecurities, faults, and weaknesses were there long before you started taking Adderall.Â Quitting Adderall is not the fix-all it can sometimes seem like before you muster the courage to quit. But it is the giant first step to being able to fix the rest of your issues (things you don’t like about yourself).
Being on Adderall masks your underlying issues. It keeps you happy upstairs cleaning the kitchen neurotically, trying to make every inch of that tile floor gleam white and perfect, ignoring the existence of the scary basement.
Quitting Adderall is like falling into basement of your mind, and forcing yourself to confront all your demons one by one before you can get out again.
This is a healthy process. But it can be disheartening at times.
The trick is that for every personal demon there is a special weapon that slays it. Concentrate on finding those weapons. Sometimes that weapon comes in the form of a personal slogan or an inspiring text. Sometimes that weapon is an honest conversation that’s long overdue. Sometimes that weapon is a new day job. Sometimes that weapon is a self-invented therapy routine or activity. Just treat each of your issues like a problem to solve and never forget that you were meant to change and that it’s only a matter of finding the right solution.
Use this method to address everything you ever disliked about yourself — to cut away everything that holds you back as a person — until you are fast and strong and fierce enough to burst from the basement as the highest incarnation of the very best within you, with the scalps of your demons hanging at your side.