Is it ADHD Procrastination, or Paralysis by Perfectionism?
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Is it ADHD Procrastination, or Paralysis by Perfectionism?

I often remind my clients that, to fix what’s not working, the solution MUST fit the actual problem! I know that sounds obvious, but hang in there with me as I explain… The cycle of procrastination, overwhelm, shame and stress is an all-too-common part of life for many of us with ADHD. But, too often,…

Productivity is a Gateway, Not a Goal!
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Productivity is a Gateway, Not a Goal!

So many of us spend a lot of energy and angst lamenting over what we don’t get done.  We compare ourselves to others who seem to accomplish things with such ease, and we rarely measure up. We feel guilt and shame and stress over our struggle to keep up and follow-through, and we’re always trying…

The Key to Follow-Through with ADHD: Intention vs. Attention
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The Key to Follow-Through with ADHD: Intention vs. Attention

It’s a story I hear every single day, and it’s a story I could have written! It’s the story I used to live myself, day in and day out. My clients come to me looking to improve their performance and their productivity. I often hear them say that they are. . . Lazy Undisciplined Unmotivated…

The Feminine Side of ADHD: ADHD Life for Women
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The Feminine Side of ADHD: ADHD Life for Women

Precisely what ADHD looks like in any given individual can be quite different, and often surprising, from how it looks in another. I’m hoping this look at ADHD Life for Women will give you some more insight. No matter your gender, you may see some of you in the characteristics and challenges I’m talking about…

The Keys to Time-Management (Part 5): Tame Your To-Do List
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The Keys to Time-Management (Part 5): Tame Your To-Do List

In this final article in my series on time management, I’ll explore how you can tame your To-do list so that you can actually get done the things you intend to get done when you intend to do them and follow through consistently! As I explained in the previous article [here], having some sort of…

The Keys to Time-Management (Part 4): Getting Your “To-Dos”, Done!
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The Keys to Time-Management (Part 4): Getting Your “To-Dos”, Done!

An effective time-management system isn’t really a single system, but a complex and interwoven set of skills and behaviors. There are lots of different things that come into play with how well we manage our time, including how efficiently we work and resist distractions; how well we estimate and judge the passage of time; how…

The Keys to Time Management (Part 3): “The Best Calendar”
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The Keys to Time Management (Part 3): “The Best Calendar”

Calendar Management is another important element of time management where many of my clients struggle. Calendar management itself is also not a single skill, but a set of behaviors and tools that need to come together to be effective.  And, like so many things related to Time Management for our ADHD tribe, although this sounds…

The Keys to Time Management (Part 2): “Improving Your ‘Time Sight'”
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The Keys to Time Management (Part 2): “Improving Your ‘Time Sight'”

“Improving Your ‘Time Sight’” Struggling with Time Management is a hallmark characteristic of ADD and a Busy Brain.  It’s a universal complaint among the individuals who come to my coaching practice for help. And, honestly, it’s one of my favorite things to work on with a client because the results of our partnership can be…

The Keys to Time Management (Part 1)
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The Keys to Time Management (Part 1)

The most common complaints I hear from people coming to my coaching practice are about time management.  If you, or someone in your life, struggles to manage time effectively, you need to understand what goes into “Time Management,” and what you can do to improve it!  In this first of a series of articles on…

Simple Commitments to Help you Thrive in the New Year!
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Simple Commitments to Help you Thrive in the New Year!

As the New Year looms in front of you, take a look at your schedule, your list of things to do, and your commitments. What do you see that your commitments have in common with each other? My very educated guess (from decades of working with adults with ADHD/ADD)  is that not too many of…