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How Can I Declutter? 3 Powerful ADHD Home Organization Tips

Smiling facade, chaos underneath. That’s how I used to describe my home and my mind before I learned how to organize both and keep it that way. 5 or 6 years ago, I came across a concept that completely shifted my perspective on clutter and organization. What was this concept, you ask? Your physical space is a reflection of your state of mind. The first time I heard this idea, I realized how true it was for me.  For years, I lived life as a giant bundle of stress and overwhelm. I had constantly racing, anxious thoughts, which I hid

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Are You Overworking And Stressed Out? Learn How To Slow Down With ADHD

Do you resist taking breaks? Is there way too much on your plate to even consider resting? Do you occasionally make a deal with yourself thinking, “once I get all of my work done, THEN I’ll rest.”? I used to do the same thing. And if I’m honest, I still have those thoughts sometimes.  As an ADHDer, goal-getter, and idea machine, I often don’t want to slow down. I want to keep pursuing the next possibility or dream I’ve dreamt up. And I get annoyed that I’m a human who also needs rest.  Can you relate? If so, I have

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3 Powerful Goal Setting Strategies for the ADHD Brain

Let’s be honest, navigating the goal creation process can be an obstacle course for the ADHD brain. In some situations, we might struggle to get started – even when it’s something we genuinely want to do. Other times we have a hard time sticking with our plan when things aren’t happening “fast enough.” And at times we question whether it’s even worth the discomfort of creating that goal as our brains scream, “what’s the point?!?”   Can you relate to any of these situations? If so, you’re in good company.  What’s more, you’re in the right place. This week on the

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What is Time Blindness? 3 Powerful Ways to Make Time Visible with ADHD

It’s suddenly 12:57 when I sit down to write this; I planned to get it done at 8:30 this morning. Where did the time go? I guess I did stop to answer a few slack messages, but it was only for a minute…that somehow transformed into 62 minutes. How did the time slip by so fast? And while I’m on the subject, how on Earth can time pass so quickly when I’m absorbed in my work, yet when I put away laundry or mow the lawn, it seems like an eternity? Welcome to time blindness, my friends.  Just as the

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5 Lies Your Brain’s Telling You: How To Handle Negative Self Talk

Truth time. My brain can be a jerk. Sometimes it hyper focuses on everything I didn’t do. Other times it critiques everything I did do. And if it gets bored with those two avenues of entertainment, it offers other lies in an attempt to “keep me safe” and prevent me from doing something new. Can you relate at all? Does your brain ever tell you things like: You didn’t get enough done. You’re such a hot mess. You’re so behind everyone else. If so, then I think you’re going to love episode 112 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast.

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#1 Powerful Question To Help Change Your Limiting Beliefs

Are you feeling a bit stuck right now? If so, why? Pause for a minute with this question and see what your brain offers you.  Then, take it a bit further by asking yourself, what’s the specific “flavor” of stuck I’m experiencing? Am I frustrated because I think I should have gotten more done today? Do I feel worried because I think my daughter’s not getting what she needs at school? Am I anxious about situations throughout the world when I think about what we’re facing as a collective whole? If any of the above questions resonate with you, then

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6 Ways to Take Good Care of Yourself: Back To The Basics with ADHD

Slow down to speed up. I’m not going to lie; this is an often-repeated phrase that I occasionally want to ignore.  While I know deep down this message is true. My brain wants to convince me otherwise. It loves to tell me, “let’s try the latest strategy or the newest app and take action immediately.” But when I pause and really think about moving forward on my goals, I remember how important it is to return to the basics. I remember the value of slowing down to take care of the non-negotiables and checking in to see if they’ve become…well,

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3 Ways to Manage Transition & Strengthen Cognitive Flexibility Skills with ADHD

Ah, transitions. For the ADHD brain, they’re some of the biggest obstacles we navigate.  Whether it’s the shift back to school, transitioning from the weekend back to work (Sunday blues, anyone?), or simply switching from one project to the next, these changes can be quite a hurdle. But why is that? Why is it so hard to adjust to transitions? That is exactly what we’re talking about on episode 109 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast. So if you notice yourself on the transition struggle bus, be sure to tune in and learn: Why transitions present a particular challenge

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3 Powerful Ways to Ask For Help With Ease & Confidence

“I don’t want to inconvenience anyone.”  “I should be able to do it myself.”  “What will people think of me?” When you consider asking for help, do any of the above thoughts cross your mind? If so, you’re not alone.  In fact, these are the three most common objections I hear from clients when they think about asking for help. And on episode 108 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, we dig into why these hesitations come up and how we can best navigate them. So if you’re someone who’s uncomfortable asking for help or you want to increase

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