It’s quite frustrating when we put so much time and energy into developing a system, routine, and/or schedule and then life comes and throws a wrench in everything. How can we take the time to figure out a system that works for us when everything around us is constantly changing and feels nebulous and ambiguous? … Continue reading Managing Ambiguity
I want to check in with you all about how we pace ourselves. I’ve talked about time blindness before, and I think our pace that we do things can also suffer from time blindness. Maybe it’s speed blindness would be a better term to use when checking in on our pacing of tasks on our … Continue reading Pacing
What do I need today?
Some days, even when you have all your systems in place, your ducks in a row, your long-term and short-term goals organized, it can all still feel overwhelming. Maybe you need a self-care day, a moment to recharge, or some degree of a break when you’ve reached this overwhelm overload. When it all feels like … Continue reading What do I need today?
Being Told What to Do
There’s just something about being told what to do. Especially if it was something you were going to do, or were just about to do, without being prompted or reminded. It can give the task you were about to do a sudden… unwanted or undesirable quality to it. How do you like it when people … Continue reading Being Told What to Do
When & Where
This week I want to talk about patterns in ADHD symptom presentation. Specifically, if they’re worse during a specific time of day or environment. If you journal, this would be a helpful tool to research and reflect to see if you notice any trends in symptom severity. Is there a specific time of day your … Continue reading When & Where
Let’s talk about obsessive thoughts. They’re a pain. They seem powerful. Unstoppable. Uncontrollable. They live rent free in our heads. They can be about anything. A big problem, a small concern, a funny story, a word or phrase, a song, the list goes on. Thinking about them can be so time consuming and energy draining … Continue reading Obsessive Thoughts
We all have things in our lives that we’re just tolerating. Things we don’t like, things that annoy us, things that stress us out, and things that get under our skin and make us so angry we just want to scream. Sometimes these things that we’re tolerating can cause us anxiety and distress, and we … Continue reading Tolerations
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Some the superpowers of ADHD are being able to come up with creative solutions to problems and think outside the box. This can be used to your advantage when coming up with ways to work smarter, not harder. You don’t necessarily have to spend hours toiling on a project if you can think of a … Continue reading Work Smarter, Not Harder
I know there’s controversy over different learning styles and what the best way to learn is. Scientific controversy or no, there is nothing wrong with having a preference of how we like to learn and use our preferences to help us study or implement ways for us to learn what we need to learn. We … Continue reading Learning Styles
I have a feeling many of y’all have been told to “just try meditating” to help with ADHD. Meditation isn’t a cure for ADHD, but it can help quiet the mind. It’s not just beneficial for those with ADHD. Most people could probably benefit from some form of mindful meditation. I feel like there is … Continue reading Mindful Meditation