Hello, I wrote a small novel as my first post that contains more details about my situation so I'll keep this brief; I've was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 7 and have been fighting a losing battle with depression up to this day since I was 9 (I'm 23) and have been treating myself for depression, recently realized it may be ADHD is my problem. I got re-diagnosed with ADHD and plan on convincing (not that it'll take much convincing I think) my psychiatrist to prescribe me Adderall as people I've spoken to who use it/have used it sound exactly like me in their focusing issues and it helps them.
I told myself I hated reading when I was younger but as I've matured I've rephrased it to "I understand reading is important but I just don't do it" to now "I wish I could stand to read because I'm losing out on so much knowledge, but I can't even read for more than 5 to 10 minutes before I get bored and need to do something else." Same thing with exercise, I just get bored and want to do something else despite understanding how important or beneficial it is to me, whether that be reading or exercising or learning a new skill. I don't learn well unless a person is explaining things to me and I'm fiddling with the subject hands-on and absorbing the information. You could teach me how to build for example, a nice wooden chair, verbally and hands on, but if you just tell me the steps or outline the process or tell me to read a book on wood working I'll most likely try, fail once, get frustrated and abandon the endeavor. This is essentially the dominating factor of my failures in life so far and Adderall seems like a blessing. If it isn't, what do you think might be the solution? Thanks in advance.