By Sandy Maynard “Don’t sweat the small stuff” is good advice for people with ADHD, many of whom try to be perfectionists. People are always telling us what we did wrong and what we missed — “You need to pay more attention in class” or “What the heck is wrong with you? I just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Fastbraiin Staff ADHD and lack of motivation can really put a cramp in your day, your week, or your year. It’s not enough that you have ADHD, but now you also have no motivation to manage the symptoms or to do much of anything. Even without dealing with ADHD symptoms, many of our lives […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn If you want to have a successful day with ADHD, you must add structure to your life. Otherwise you’ll go flitting through life forgetting this, neglecting that, and procrastinating on everything else. Structure allows things to flow smoothly and keeps things under control when life hits a bumpy patch. Last week, during a coaching […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Forgetfulness is a symptom that “can impact everything” for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), said Mindy Schwartz Katz, MS, ACC. Katz is a coach who empowers clients with ADHD to get over, around and through the obstacles that get in the way of living their unique life. It […]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.
By Additude Editors It takes someone about three months to form a habit, whether they have ADHD or not. The best way to form a habit is to create a “ritual” – an activity or set of activities that you keep doing the same way. Say you’re always losing your keys in your house because you put […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tyler Tervooren Self-doubt is a special kind of hell. A small failure makes you question yourself and your abilities and, next thing you know, you feel like you aren’t good enough or smart enough to do anything. And that’s about the time you stop trying. We’ve all been there but, not everyone handles it the same […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jeff Barton I’ve struggled with self-doubt for decades. I doubted myself, my looks, my ability, everything. I was never enough. And my choices reflected that self-doubt. I also let self-doubt stop me from pursuing the things I wanted. It held me back from being who I wanted to be. Who I am. The self-doubt […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elaine Atwell When I was eight years old, I was diagnosed with severe ADHD. I was a pretty classic case: painfully disorganized and distractible, a gifted student in subjects that captured my attention, and an abysmal student in everything else. While my ADHD has changed in the 20 years since my diagnosis (I no […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. John has always had a problem with procrastination. In the 3rd grade it was the proverbial science project due on Monday that was being assembled at 10:00 on Sunday night. In college it was the 15-page paper done at 3 am the day it was due. Now it is deadline for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.