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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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Recognize Anxiety & Panic

Anxiety and panic are different. For example, panic attacks can strike without apparent warning, while anxiety can often be linked to explicit triggers and build gradually. Despite these differences, they share similar characteristics; feeling like you have no control, you are behind, and overwhelmed by consequences. How can we detect these negative feelings in order …

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ADHD Test: Self-Screening

Do I have ADHD? The symptoms of ADHD can be experienced by anyone, but those with a diagnosable condition experience them with greater regularity and severity. For atypicals, the symptoms of ADHD have a noticeable impact on our daily lives. Therefore treatment can be beneficial for everyone, but atypicals will experience more noticeable improvements. For …

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Fill This Bucket

Constraints improve creativity Often, we feel like our impulses must be totally free in order to reach our best result. The truth is that clear parameters make tasks manageable and direct the chaos of our creative impulses toward meaningful purpose.  Not long ago I needed a book description for Amazon and I was thinking, “this …

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ADHD & Meetings

For many of us, external expectations are most intense and numerous in the workplace. Demands are rigid and consequences can be serious. This can lead to stress, anxiety, and dread; particularly for high-stakes situations like performance reviews, client negotiations, and other meetings. All of these situations require us to bring our A-game, even when anxiety …

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Gaming ADHD

If you’re playing Tetris like it’s Mario, you will never achieve a high score. Please excuse my dated reference because the point is important. They’re very different games and you need to understand the mechanics and rules of a game to play it well. Just like the computer programs determine a game’s mechanics, your mind …

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Mantras and ADHD

Mantras are powerful, self-affirming statements that help recenter your focus and shake off negative thoughts. They don’t even need to be rational. They just need to make you feel good. It’s not for anyone else. Repeat them and they won’t feel silly. Observe your recurrent negative thoughts, then think of a positive mantra that subverts them. …

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