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
This week I would like to talk about how our environments can contribute to ADHD symptoms. Sometimes changing things in our environment can help mitigate ADHD symptoms. When I say environment, I don’t necessarily mean our ecosystems on a grand scale, I mean more of our home environments, work environments, school environments- places that you … Continue reading Environment
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
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?
Journaling on Your Own Terms
A lot of people, myself included, will stress the importance and positive benefits of journaling. I’m sure a lot of you are tired of hearing that advice, “You should journal.” We know, we know, it’s beneficial for mental health and all that jazz, but it can seem… well… boring. It’s hard to get motivated to … Continue reading Journaling on Your Own Terms
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 get asked all the time what the secret system for people with ADHD is to get organized, manage their time, keep to a schedule, stay motivated- like there’s some blanket system that will work for everyone. I’m sorry to say that that is not the case. Everyone is different. Not a very groundbreaking statement, … Continue reading Sustainability
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
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