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My Favorite ADHD Tips from 2022
And other helpful stuff
My good friend Jesse Anderson atinspired me to do a little bit of reflection and share with you some of my favorite things I learned in 2022… a few bits of helpful ADHD “hacks” that I’m taking with me into 2023. So, here we go: (in no particular order)
My Top 5 ADHD Tips from 2022:
Stop putting so many items on the to-do list… Just stop. Instead, try 3 decent-sized tasks and anything else completed on top of that is just icing on the cake. Bonus points for writing a DONE list and jotting down all of the things that you’ve accomplished in a week. You’ll be shocked at how much work you’ve actually gotten done.
Take a deep-dive into your strengths… We hear enough about what we’re struggling with. We know those things intimately. If you’re struggling to recognize your strengths - ask the people who are closest to you. It’s valuable information and will give you a shot of confidence/dopamine. ;) Also, check out the Strengths Finder Book if you need a little help here.
Tools are your friend - Don’t feel bad for using reminders, timers, post-it notes, planners, apps, etc. Having many tools in your ADHD Toolbox is not only acceptable, it’s necessary. Let go of the shame around having to use tools to get by.
Community is everything - I would NOT be where I am today in my ADHD journey without community support. It has been life-altering for me to find my “people”. If you are looking for a community to connect with, I can offer you several great options… but maybe start here: 10 Accounts to Follow if you have ADHD.
Quiet time is essential - This one isn’t new for me, but it has become increasingly more important as I continue to get busier and busier. (Yay burnout!) Journal, yoga, walks, meditation… practice quieting the mind. Meditation has been shown to drastically reduce stress — which most ADHDers need desperately.
What are some of your fave ADHD tips? Share them here:
Next week I’ll send over a list of my top TOOLS that I’ve found that help me in my day-to-day ADHD life. But for now, there’s THIS — Just a little relatable content for ya:
But also THIS:
Today, you can check out my conversation on the My Lady ADHD Podcast - with Dr. Tamara Rosier, Author of: Your Brain’s Not Broken - Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD.
During our chat, we get super personal about masking & trauma - and we take a little look at what she’s working on next. You won’t want to miss this one!
Oh, and as always - thanks for being here. As I mentioned earlier, community means everything to me and I’m grateful for your support.