Many adults with ADHD struggle to remember to use coping skills at the point of performance, when they are needed most. Catchy reminders or mantras, such as “count to 10,” are useful tools to help activate coping strategies or at least to recall coping options. A five-step list for adults with ADHD serves as a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is it possible to outgrow ADHD, asked Cheryl Maguire in a recent post in the NY Times? She reports that there is no consensus, but that many teens and adults develop coping skills, engage in beneficial activities, productively use medication, and choose careers and interests that engage their brains. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Even though it’s 2021, not much seems that different than a week ago. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined a year ago. For older teens and young adults, the markers of how you’ve defined yourself–school, music, sports, friends, parties, work have shifted dramatically in 2020. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Christopher Bergland Accomplishing goals that require focus and grace under pressure is practically impossible if you’re overexcited or easily distracted. The ability to stay laser-focused and ignore distractions while simultaneously curbing impulsiveness and not “spazzing out” is key to achieving peak performance in life and sport. Experiencing attention deficits or being prone to impulsivity can interfere with goal-directed behavior. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD brains crave structure. Planners, timers, and reward systems are common and effective (if boring) tools for creating the scaffolding we need to get focused, motivated, and in control of ADHD symptoms. But there’s another hack that, frankly, doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: music! Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Curt Steinhorst If you’ve heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you probably know that its symptoms include impulsivity, difficulty focusing, poor time management, problems prioritizing, and short attention span. And it’s taxing for those who struggle to overcome it. In the workplace, something quite similar and widespread plagues companies, and it wears the innocent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What do innumerable Zoom meetings, an unceasingly stressful new cycle, a pandemic, working from home, a steady stream of smart phone alerts, and general uncertainty all have in common? Each of these strains our ability to feel centered, focus, and get things done. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristen Rogers, CNN The transition has been challenging for many. But for some adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD, the switch means they’re struggling to stay on top of things as well as they may have in the office. A neurodevelopmental disorder commonly diagnosed in childhood that can last into adulthood, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen People sometimes talk about hyperfocus as if it gives ADHDers a secret superpower. And to be sure, when the stars align and you hyperfocus on something productive, it’s a great feeling. Just as often, though, someone with ADHD might hyperfocus on something that’s basically a waste of time. You lose a whole day […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn A common struggle for ADHD? Focusing on priorities.Often this is a distraction issue. But, not always. I find sometimes clients don’t focus on their priorities because they have no idea what their priorities even are. If you have a five page to do list but you still can’t decide what to work […]Continue Reading... No Comments.