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Bad ADHD Symptom Day? Learn How To Best Support Yourself

Last week I had one of those days when my brain’s executive functions decided to skip work. I reserved the day for writing and recording the podcast, but my prefrontal cortex was having none of it. My brain felt foggy. I struggled to organize my ideas. And I was even more distracted than usual. Have you been there before? As an ADHDer, these days aren’t uncommon. But let’s be honest; that doesn’t make them any easier when they happen. So what can we do on days like this? How can we support ourselves when your executive functions seemingly “left the

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Have ADHD? Don’t Miss This Essential Step When You Set Your Goals

If you’re part of the I’m Busy Being Awesome community, I’m guessing you’re familiar with these steps in the goal-setting process. Choose a goal.  Make it detailed and measurable with a specific completion date. Clarify for yourself why this goal is important to you. When you know your “why,” you have that powerful nudge to move forward even when things get hard. These steps are solid. These steps work. In fact, I use them myself, and I help my clients with them, too. The problem is that most people stop there. And when we stop there, we miss a key

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How to Support Yourself Through Change With One Powerful Question

Let’s talk about change and transition. Maybe you’re starting the new year. Perhaps you’ve set new goals for the quarter. Maybe you’re beginning a new job. Or you’re moving to a new location. Each one of these experiences offers a chance to check in with yourself. It provides the opportunity to decide intentionally what you want to bring with you to the next chapter of your life. And what you want to leave behind. Making these powerful decisions can be a life-changing experience. And on episode 129 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, I share one question that’s helped

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Discover 3 Simple Steps To Be More Resourceful with ADHD

What do owls, puppets, and resourcefulness have to do with one another? Don’t worry; I explain everything on episode 128 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast. In fact, in this episode, we talk all about resourcefulness. We explore the benefits of being resourceful. We consider the three key strategies for cultivating a resourceful mindset. And we brainstorm new ways that you can introduce resourcefulness more often in your life.  So if you’re ready to strengthen your resourcefulness or simply want to know what this owl has to do with anything, be sure to check out episode 128 of the

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3 Powerful Reasons To Choose A Word of the Year with ADHD

Many of us ADHD brains have a complicated relationship with New Year’s resolutions. We think back to past experiences setting goals, and we find: A trail of half-finished projects. A closet full of unused supplies. Vision boards long-forgot. And we gather each experience as evidence against ourselves in the case of “I can’t reach my goals.” We tell ourselves, “I’m just not a goal person.”  And we truly believe, “I can’t stick to anything.” Sound familiar? If so, then I invite you to choose a word of the year.  Doing so helps you: Create clarity on what’s most important. Stay

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Does Perfectionism Have You Trapped? Have ADHD? Try This Now.

Do you often notice that pull to have everything “perfect?” Do you ever find yourself hiding behind a mask of perfection? How often do you worry about showing up as YOU because you’re concerned about criticism or rejection from others? If these situations sound familiar, you’re in good company. As ADHDers, high achievers, and goal-getters, we seem to strive for perfection constantly. We’re on a never-ending quest to get it “right.” And today, I want to challenge this perspective. Why? Because perfect does not exist. Just look at the definition of perfect from Merriam-Webster: “Having no mistakes or flaws.” No

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How to Handle No-Decision Decisions with ADHD: Decide With Confidence Now

Have you ever been indecisive for so long that someone or something else decided for you? The flight filled up, so you didn’t take the trip. Someone else said yes first, so they headed the project. The tickets sold out, so you didn’t see the show. In short, by not deciding, you ultimately made your decision. Sound familiar? Yep, me too. As ADHDers, we often struggle with decision-making. We tell ourselves there’s a right decision to make. We worry we’ll regret making the wrong decision. And we find ourselves overwhelmed thinking about all the different options, so we avoid the decision altogether.

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Use This Powerful 3 Step Framework to Get Things Done With ADHD

Here’s what I know about you. You have an endless supply of new ideas. Your list of projects is plenty long. And you completely light up thinking about your goals. But for one reason or another, you’re not getting as much done as you’d like. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Or perhaps procrastination gets in your way. Maybe you’re easily distracted by anything and everything. Or when it comes to sharing your ideas with others, perfectionism and imposter syndrome hold you back. If any of these situations sound familiar, I have some good news for

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3 Ways to Make Progress: Stop Learning and Start Doing with ADHD

If you’re anything like me, you love learning new things. Your brain lights up when it discovers fresh ideas or uncovers a new connection. And it’s easy to jump down the rabbit hole learning one new concept after another. While this love of learning is certainly a strength. If left unchecked, it can also hold us back. Because when we get stuck continually gathering information, we never make time to implement what we learned. We spend our days consuming without creating something from that new knowledge.  In episode 123 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, we are talking about

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