Rewards

I’ve talked to people that think it’s silly to motivate yourself with rewards. Personally, I don’t see what’s wrong with it. Rewarding yourself can be great! Rewards can be anything, get creative! You can reward yourself for doing something you haven’t been wanting to do with something you’ve been wanting to do. Rewards can be … Continue reading Rewards

I Should…

“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…

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

Is it just me, or do you find that when you’re busy you are more motivated to get tasks done because everything is a bit more time sensitive? Tasks like folding the laundry, responding to emails, vacuuming, going grocery shopping- things that we may “put off” now become sort of automatic, or easier, when we’re … Continue reading A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

Focus on the Positives

There’s a lot of negative assumptions out there about ADHD/ADD. I think people get bogged down on the fact that it’s a lifelong condition, can require drugs, has a name that’s so long that it’s abbreviated, and is misunderstood. We can get so focused or down on ourselves about what problems getting an ADHD Diagnosis … Continue reading Focus on the Positives

Allowing Yourself to Fail can be Liberating

Making positive changes in our lives is going to involve some experimentation. We will have to try new things. I know, it’s terrifying, and the unfamiliar is uncomfortable. It can be especially uncomfortable if you have ADHD and need the instant gratification of success and perfection.  We might be telling ourselves, “Change takes time and … Continue reading Allowing Yourself to Fail can be Liberating

Possible Pressures Labeling a ‘Routine’ ‘System’ or ‘Schedule’

Sometimes I wonder if what makes committing to and sticking to a routine, schedule, or system- something it seems most people with ADHD are seeking- is putting this label on the collection of tasks that need to happen. It frequently feels like we are searching for this holy grail schedule, routine, or system that we … Continue reading Possible Pressures Labeling a ‘Routine’ ‘System’ or ‘Schedule’