ADHD & Communication: Often Misunderstood

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

Communication when challenged with ADHD is tricky.  I often hear the following from my clients: “I don’t know how I missed that in the e-mail.  Once they pointed it out it was clear as day.” “I thought I heard them correctly, but apparently I didn’t.” “I don’t even …

You have ADHD, you are NOT your ADHD

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

Fortunately, by now most people are believers in the fact that ADHD exists. Finally! ADHD is not a myth or an excuse.  ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects between 4.4% (adults) and 11% of children (ADDitudemag.com). Individuals with ADHD are NOT: Unwilling to apply themselves or try …

“Remember tomorrow.”

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

I just finished listening to Jesse Itzler‘s book “Living with the Monks.”  Although much of the book will have limited relevance in my day-to-day life, it was the final few chapters that had the most meaning to me.  Specifically, Mr. Itzler’s mantra (catchphrase? tagline?) “remember tomorrow.” At first, …

I encourage you to quit.

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

Coconut oil. Crossfit. Electronic planners. Professional Organizations. The book Mindsight. What do all of these things have in common?  They are things that other people thought I needed to do.  I tried them, then I gave up. Just because it works for someone else, doesn’t mean it’s right …

Challenge: Your Activation vs Their Unexpressed Expectations

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

I had a tough session with a client last week.  This client came to me a few months ago with typical ADHD concerns: Missing appointments because of inconsistent utilization of calendars/planners. Lack of activation on tasks. Not making transitions from one task to another. Lateness due to hyperfocus …

Body Doubling as a productivity hack

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

Body doubling is a powerful productivity tool that is available to nearly everyone but has proven to be an incredibly powerful tool for my clients challenged with ADHD. I’ve used body-doubling with my physical organizing clients, coaching clients, and colleagues as an accountability tool, and it works amazingly …

Wishing doesn’t make it so.

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

“I wish I could be on time more.” “I wish I didn’t forget things.” “I wish I could stop disappointing people.” “I wish I knew where to start.” “I wish people understood how hard things are for me.” I know I’ve uttered the words “I wish” followed by …

What’s that all-important first step?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

I hear this a lot from my clients, especially those challenged with ADHD: “I didn’t get it done because it was just too overwhelming.  I don’t even know what the first step is!” I get it.  Whether challenged with ADHD or not, sometimes when we look at an …

How to have awesome self-care routines with disrupted schedules

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

I hear this a lot: “My self-care routine was going well, then we went on vacation, and everything fell apart.” I’m guessing you’ve said that yourself; I know I have.  But what are we supposed to do when our schedules get disrupted?  Let’s take a look. In my …

I want the results, but I don’t want to do the scary work!

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

My “why”: Assist individuals in developing an understanding of themselves, embracing self-empathy, and creating structure and processes that will help them become the versions of themselves they’ve been dreaming of. Create an environment where individuals challenged with ADHD can thrive in an environment of education, support, and camaraderie. …