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I am constantly bored, miserable, and frustrated with myself. How can I combat this?

I am a gifted child with mild ADD and an executive function disorder. I always have trouble doing schoolwork, homework, and finishing simple tasks. You may find me lazy. You may be correct. I recently had my situation characterized by a therapist. She said that I am slow and miserable attempting to do work because I am exceptionally skilled in some activities and far below average in others. These conflicting capabilities lead to constant frustration, making me give up easily. I stay up past midnight every night "doing" homework. I almost always somehow manage to get it done but I am constantly bored and miserable throughout every day because I know that I'll have homework to do soon. I am even more miserable because I know that at the rate I'm accomplishing things at right now I won't be able to do the work in college and just end up homeless, jobless, and suicidal if I even have good enough grades and essays to go to college. I love life but I'm not able to live it the way I'd like to. There is no escaping America's education system according to every adult I ever discussed this with. I am considering any way out.

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Do your homework as soon as you get home, that way you are not up at 2 am, having to get up at 4 hours later and be tried all day. Lack of sleep will drag you down quicker than anything else. When you have nothing pressing, do what you enjoy doing, and literally pat your self on the back when you do it right. From time to time look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that, you like yourself; builds self esteem. And don't worry about what other people say about you. Remember you are number 1, in your life.

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You should focus on the activities that you are good at. This will enable you to develop them fully. If the sitiuation persisits, you should have a therapist prescribe medication for you. Do not attempt any self medication.

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