I know I’m a day late, but in keeping with the spooky season, I thought I should talk about things that scare us. I’m not necessarily talking about huge phobias or things like that- I’m talking about the fears we have that cause less severe anxiety, choice paralysis, contribute to avoidance, are irrational, and keep … Continue reading Follow the Fear
Many individuals with ADHD experience rejection sensitive dysphoria, or RSD. If you are unfamiliar, RSD is when you experience intense emotional pain due to feelings of rejection or failure. Because of the severity of the emotional pain, it can lead individuals to start censoring themselves in order to avoid the possible rejection entirely. What does … Continue reading Stop Censoring Yourself
I want to talk about being lazy. So many people are afraid of being accused of being lazy or feel guilt when they think their actions could be perceived as being lazy. It’s largely considered a negative trait in society today. But what even is it? When is someone actually being lazy? We may think … Continue reading What Even is “Lazy”?
I want to preface this blog post to say that I understand that everything that I am about to talk about is way easier said than done. Trying is what matters here, not perfection. So many people that I talk to engage in negative self-talk. This can take the form of talking badly about yourself, … Continue reading Negative Self-Talk
A lot of people tell me that they often do not feel productive enough. I am guilty of feeling this way myself. Even when working on something already, a feeling can arise that tells you that you aren’t working hard enough or efficiently enough. When will enough be enough? Often times people are conditioned to … Continue reading Not Enough
“I should do this...” “This is what X should look like…” “I’m doing X so I should…” Should, should, should… not the most helpful of words. I know, I know, sometimes we just use it in place of “I need to”, “I get to”, “I want to”, or “I have to” when it’s something we … Continue reading I Should…
What's up with this blog? Welcome to the first ever entry of Maddy B. Coaching ADHD, LLC Blog! If only blog rhymed with B./ADHD/LLC, but there’s only so much change a novice blogger can do to our lexicon. Maybe if I ever get the clout Shakespeare had then I can make this extremely niche, selfish … Continue reading The first blog: Imposter Syndrome