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Eric Anderson

Eric is a teacher, author, and designer helping others overcome the challenges of living with ADHD.

Back to “Normal” (or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the lockdown)

I’ve been thinking a lot about going back to life like it was before the pandemic. What people sometimes call “normal” life. Unfortunately, “normal” isn’t something I’m eager to return to. In fact, much of the lockdown really worked for me.  Before the pandemic, it was mostly considered strange when I felt uneasy outside my …

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Just One Thought

I have discovered the secret to your highest quality productivity. If you’re reading this then this one thing is guaranteed to affect your life. It makes your contribution to any project 100% easier, less stressful, and exponentially improves the final result. Racing thoughts erode our productivity as each thought demands our attention in such rapid …

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Willpower is Never Enough

Willpower is not enough. It will never be enough to reliably make big changes in your life. Willpower is like voluntary, self-manufactured stress. Unfortunately, we prove to ourselves over and over that we are unreliable, even if we are desperate for change. The only thing we can rely on is our ability to avoid change. …

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Instant Gratification

Here and gone. That’s what it is to be human, I think—to be both someone and no one at once, to hold a particular identity in the world (our names, our place of origins, our family and affectional ties) and to feel that solid set of ties also capable of dissolution, slipping away, as we …

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Changes in Attitude

“It’s these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudesNothing remains quite the sameWith all of our running and all of our cunningIf we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane”–Jimmy Buffett These lyrics express the importance of attitude for our mental health and also its instability. The song suggests travel –a radical change of exterior circumstances– …

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Exercise & ADHD

Repetitive motion releases neurochemicals that help us self-regulate attention and maintain alertness. My mind is constantly moving very quickly and I need to spend some time every day getting my body to match that speed. Body and mind are inseparable. The body is a reflection of our unconscious mind; a clear indication of our self-concept. …

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