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Here’s Why You Don’t Do The Thing: 3 Powerful Misconceptions With ADHD

How often do you think to yourself, “I know what to do, but I’m just not doing it”? If you have ADHD or ADHD tendencies, it’s probably more often than you’d like. You know the steps. You’ve heard the strategies. And you even want to try them! But for one reason or another, you’re not taking action. If this sounds familiar, you definitely want to check out episode 103 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast. In it, we’re talking about that missing piece. We’re digging into the key component that helps us shift from simply knowing what to do

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4 Powerful Ways Momentum Helps You Reach Your Goals

One of the most powerful, yet underestimated steps to making your goals reality is this: building momentum. Here’s the truth. We tend to think about momentum in the abstract.  We talk about projects “gaining momentum” and things “picking up speed.” But when it comes time to digging in and committing to steady progress and growth, our brain starts questioning the process. Shouldn’t this go faster? Why haven’t I reached my goal yet? Surely, I should be “there” by now. (Sound familiar?) If so, then episode 102 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast has your name on it. We talk

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Procrastinating With ADHD? Learn How To Boost Productivity Now

How often do you find yourself stuck before you start?  Maybe you want to launch a YouTube channel, but you’re too anxious to put yourself out there.⁣⁣Or you want to wake up earlier to write your book, but you dread getting out of bed.⁣⁣Or maybe you want to honor the schedule you created, but you feel incredible resistance when it’s time to follow through. ⁣⁣You’ve been there, right? ⁣⁣Your brain thinks something like, “this is way too complicated.” Or “I don’t know where to start.” Or “there is too much to do; I can’t stick to this schedule today.”⁣⁣⁣⁣And since you feel

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3 Powerful Ways to Overcome Perfectionism with ADHD

“I just want to make sure it’s perfect.“ This is such a sneaky thought, isn’t it? On the surface, it sounds lovely. But underneath, the desire for perfection often leaves us feeling anxious and insecure. It leads us to second-guessing our ideas, tweaking minutia, and ultimately holding back from sharing our authentic selves with the world.  And as ADHDers, high achievers, and goal-getters, perfectionism is something we navigate often. I know I certainly do. And this week on episode 100 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, we’re talking all about it. While I don’t have all the answers on

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ADHD and Habits: Simple Steps To Follow Through With Ease

Let’s be honest… sticking with habits can seem like a challenge at any time. Add summertime to the mix, with its flexible schedules and shifting routines, and so many of us feel tempted to throw in the towel. We tell ourselves it’s probably better to wait until “things go back to normal” in the fall. And we leave ourselves to the whims of whatever comes. Sound familiar? Now don’t get me wrong, flexibility in the summer is awesome! In fact, it’s one of my favorite things about these three months. But as ADHDers, our brains also crave structure and scaffolding.

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3 Simple Summer Strategies To Stick With Your Good Habits

Summer is here, and you’ve got habits on the mind. Maybe you’re wondering how to stick with your current habits within the fluidity of the summer months. Perhaps you’re thinking about new habits you want to adopt and how to fit them within your unpredictable schedule. And maybe you want to break some habits this season, but you’re not quite sure how to make that happen. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then you’re in luck. I’m addressing all that and more in my 2-part Summer Habit Series, which you’ll find on episodes 98 and 99 of the I’m

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3 Easy Ways to Intentionally Plan Your Summer

Longer days and warmer temps. Students and teachers wrap up the last days of school.  The smell of grilling fills the air each night. Summer is here.  And if you’re anything like me, it’s easy to let these precious months slip by far too quickly. This year I invite you to join me in challenging the norm. Let’s pause for a moment and think about how we want to experience our summer this year.  Let’s intentionally design our summers to meet our ideal mix of joy, rest, and fun. Sound good? Awesome. Then be sure to check out episode 97

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5 Powerful Tips For When People Drive You Crazy

When someone else yawns, do you yawn, too? If your friend starts laughing as she tells a story, have you noticed your face lift into a smile as well? When someone else speaks with excitement, do you hear your voice matching their tone? If so, you’ve experienced a phenomenon called mirroring. This week I’m taking this concept even further as we look at different relationships in our lives. Whether it’s colleagues at work, close family members, or long-time friends, we’ve all experienced tensions or disconnect in our relationships. This week on the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, I’m viewing these

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The Best Way To Say No When You Struggle With People Pleasing

When is the last time you turned down a request from a colleague, boss, or friend?  Can you remember? What about this question: When is the last time you said “yes” to a request from a colleague, boss, or friend?  Was it yesterday? Today? 10 minutes ago? Most of us live in a society of “Yes.” We live in a culture where “Yes, I’ll take on that extra project.” “Sure, I can volunteer for parent night.” and “Okay, I can stay for the late shift.” are the go-to answers…even when we don’t want to. But why is this? Why do

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