As we enter December and all the holidays that go with it, I want to talk about managing ADHD Symptoms over the holidays. The fall and winter have a lot of holidays, and with that comes all the fun and merriment, of course. However, I want to acknowledge that for many of us, this time … Continue reading Symptom Management over the Holidays
All too often when I meet with clients and ask how they’re doing, one of the first things they say is, “I feel overwhelmed.” If you get overwhelmed frequently, you are not alone. Being overwhelmed is exhausting, and when we get overwhelmed it’s so easy to stay overwhelmed since thoughts and feelings tend to snowball … Continue reading Overwhelm
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?
A lot of people with ADHD are people pleasers. It’s hard saying no to people, and you just want everyone to be happy. While that is all very kind, considerate, and thoughtful, sometimes it can cause the stress and anxiety for the individual trying to please everyone. What about pleasing yourself? How can you recognize … Continue reading People Pleasing
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 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…
When to follow the impulse
You never know when inspiration is going to strike. It’s not always at a convenient time and doesn’t always care about your schedule. The inspiration- or impulse- can be about anything. So, how do we know when to stick to the schedule, or fallow the inspirational impulse? What’s it like to get an impulse to … Continue reading When to follow the impulse
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
Holidays Vs. Routine
There are too many holidays at the end of the year very close together. It’s like whoever was in charge of scheduling holidays had ADHD and waited until the last minute to throw them all in at the end of the year. All these holidays can stress people out and make things seem overwhelming. There’s … Continue reading Holidays Vs. Routine