Below Deck Med's Aesha Scott Says Her ADHD Is the "Biggest Gift" She Could Have Ever Gotten

Below Deck Med's Aesha Scott Says Her ADHD Is the "Biggest Gift" She Could Have Ever Gotten

The Below Deck Mediterranean stew thinks it's one of the secrets to her "unending happiness."

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Aesha Scott is one of the happiest, bubbliest, most fun-loving people we've ever seen. So it may come as a surprise to learn that the Below Deck Mediterranean stew has had to overcome some pretty huge obstacles in her life.

One of those challenges has been dealing with her attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis, which Aesha recently opened up about in an inspiring post on Instagram. Aesha explained in the post how her energy and excitement have helped her live a more positive life. "I honestly think one of the keys to my unending happiness is the fact that I’m very hyperactive and that energy comes out as excitement. Constantly. So I’m literally excited about everything every day. Not even big things. I get so excited to have a satisfying wee, to bite into my apple, to rub my moisturiser in," she wrote. "I guess that also ties in super closely with appreciating everything too, not taking things for granted."

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Just channeling my inner poser. Which is so hard to do because I’m legit the worst model ever, I need soooooo much direction 😂 Definitely made for moving picture. I have nothing overly inspiring to share today as I have a full belly from dinner and am slowly settling into a nice relaxed state after literally spending the past three hours either releasing excited energy on the phone, singing Christmas carols, or pretending to be a rapper. I honestly think one of the keys to my unending happiness is the fact that I’m very hyperactive and that energy comes out as excitement. Constantly. So I’m literally excited about everything every day. Not even big things. I get so excited to have a satisfying wee, to bite into my apple, to rub my moisturiser in. And how can you not be happy when you froth off everything 😂😂 I guess that also ties in super closely with appreciating everything too, not taking things for granted. Anyway that’s a chat for another day. Today I just thought I’d share that I am in fact ADHD and it is truly the biggest gift I ever could have gotten! Best disorder eveeeeeer. My family members often say they wish they were born with it too so they could have the energy I do. I was born two months early so I reckon me ol’ brain didn’t quite get done developing 😂 And it doesn’t mean I run around like a maniac though, I know how to channel it in the right way. It does however mean I find it really hard to concentrate as my mind is a mile a minute, hence my random thoughts about ovaries. I just thought I’d share that to let people struggling know that I have an unfair advantage, so please don’t wonder why I can live this way and you can’t seem to, I’m totally cheating!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 📸 by @nastiasurmava and edited by my sissy @chickcalledlara xx

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She then went on to show that even living with ADHD is something she's excited about. "Today I just thought I’d share that I am in fact ADHD and it is truly the biggest gift I ever could have gotten! Best disorder eveeeeeer," Aesha said. "My family members often say they wish they were born with it too so they could have the energy I do. I was born two months early so I reckon me ol’ brain didn’t quite get done developing."

Aesha also shared how her condition has impacted her life. "And it doesn’t mean I run around like a maniac though, I know how to channel it in the right way. It does however mean I find it really hard to concentrate as my mind is a mile a minute, hence my random thoughts about ovaries," she explained. "I just thought I’d share that to let people struggling know that I have an unfair advantage, so please don’t wonder why I can live this way and you can’t seem to, I’m totally cheating!!!!!!!"

Aesha previously discussed how she has been able to maintain such an optimistic attitude even after experiencing some major hardships in her life during an interview with The Daily Dish in July. "It's just my outlook on life is don't stress about things that you can't control because how is stressing going to help anything? So be happy and appreciate the things that are good and having a lot of gratitude," she said. "And then you realize that every day is awesome, you know?"

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