Do you procrastinate? The reasons and solutions may surprise you.

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I think there’s a little procrastinator in all of us. I knew that procrastination wasn’t only about “not wanting to do the thing when I was supposed to do it.” Procrastination, Why You Do It, and What to Do About it NOW  offered many different perspectives. The main thing that …

Do you spend time with a procrastinator? Here are some coping strategies.

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I’ve yet to meet anyone that doesn’t admit to procrastinating now and again.  For some people, procrastination pays off, and things adequately work themselves out. For others, procrastination can be highly consequential.    Either way, I know that spending time with individuals who routinely procrastinate can be very stressful on …

“I didn’t exercise because…” Are you using reasons or excuses?

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When we don’t do something we intended to do, there is generally a “reason” or an “excuse.” What’s the difference? Which one do you use most frequently?  Which one is standing in the way of you achieving your goals? Reason:  a basis or cause, as for some belief, action, …

Not sure what ADHD information to believe? Here are my top resources.

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Navigating the sea of ADHD information can be daunting.  Here are some tried-and-true resources for you to check out. Websites: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): The go-to place for support and resources for those affected by ADHD. Rena-Fi: RenaFi provides an academic, research-based practical, financial education …

Project or task? Distinguishing between the two is important to productivity.

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One of the biggest productivity roadblocks is the failure to differentiate between projects and tasks. When projects get put on our to-do lists, our brains become overwhelmed, and we don’t activate. How do we differentiate between projects and tasks? Let’s use paying our taxes as an example. This time …

What’s the connection between ADHD & Exercise?

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Most of us are aware that exercise is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but is more important for some than others? “When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called neurotransmitters, including dopamine, which help with attention and clear thinking. People with ADHD often have less dopamine than usual …

Do I belong in the room?

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I recently attended the Seattle Counselors Association (SCA) meeting.  This was the first time I’d attended and, frankly, I was a little nervous about putting myself out there.  I’d heard from a colleague that SCA was an amazing group of people, all with a bunch of letters after …

Appreciation

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I recently had the opportunity to speak about ADHD in the workplace during the monthly Lunch and Learn event at Talking Rain.  When I arrived, the following quote was on-screen to welcome employees: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing:  It makes what is excellent in others belong to you …

Fibbing: How does ADHD factor in?

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“In times of stress, the person doesn’t attack, run away, or play dead in front of teachers or bosses or spouses — he or she fibs to protect self-esteem.” As an ADHD coach, my clients often come to our coaching sessions wanting to explore the impulse to, and …

ADHD & Communication

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Communication is tough. It’s even more of a challenge if we struggle with the traits of ADHD (Dr. Thomas Brown): Activation Focus Effort Emotion Memory Action Think about it: Activation:  Sometimes, it’s even hard to start a conversation, especially if we feel it’s not going to go well.  …