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The Las Vegas tourism board has done a fabulous job of imprinting the slogan on my brain. “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”
implies an escape from normal life, freedom to do let go and be impulsive with no future consequences. Opulent Entertainment, excessive gambling and drinking are what the city has been known for from the start. Casinos are designed to pull you in, keep you there while you lose track of time and money spent while perpetuating the fantasy that there are no consequences. Only the here and now.
Don’t get me wrong! Escaping normal life to rejuvenate and recharge is an important piece of the puzzle in a well-balanced life. (Don’t have to ask me twice) However, the freedom to make poor and impulsive choices with no future consequence is a fantasy that is being sold. Our choices always create waves that circle back to us eventually and without forethought and regard for the impact of choices on the future the wave can knock you down and pull you under.
Of course, as a coach that specializes in ADHD, my next thought is: “What happens in Vegas, when you live in Las Vegas and have ADHD?” Common challenges related to ADHD are impulsivity, hyper focus on favorite activities, and difficulty connecting choices in the here and now with progress towards future goals and dreams. When you live in a city that never closes and is designed to promise “reward” for impulsive behavior and hyper focus how can you keep the waves from pulling you under?
Here’s to living well with ADHD in Las Vegas!