504 | September Live Q&A with ADHD reWired

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Questions/Topics:

[00:02:39] A listener asks the panelists for advice on how to help others take steps to get an ADHD diagnosis [00:05:02] Discussing online assessments [00:07:51] Red flags when seeking help for ADHD [00:10:07] “How do you all overcome the difficulty of transitions? I know what needs to be done, but why does transitioning from one thing to another feel like such a chore?” [00:12:17] Habit stacking and buffer space [00:17:14] A listener chimes in with suggestions for overcoming the difficulty of transitions [00:20:57] Resources, tips and tricks for a listener who was diagnosed with ADHD at 61 [00:24:52] A discussion about medication and side-effects [00:26:54] More resources and how coaching can help [00:29:54] The multi-pronged approach to ADHD management [00:35:53] “I am pretty burnt out at work, and I was given/voluntold to take 2 weeks of rest; I was wondering what can I do in these next two weeks to improve my burnout and ensure I continue to improve when I return so I don’t get burnt out again?” [00:38:14] A helpful resource on burnout and processes of introspection [00:44:51] Discussing health definitions and healthcare [00:47:24] Tips and strategies to engage with self-care and being “ready” for self-care [00:49:58] “ADHD is a performance disorder. We know what to do – that’s not the issue. The issue is doing it.” [00:52:03] Self-awareness, dealing with compounded shame, and trauma [00:57:45] “Do you have any suggestions on how to communicate with someone who doesn’t understand that the reason why I do something that doesn’t make sense to them, and defending my stance, how can I still show accountability and not be so defensive? [01:00:43] Closing thoughts & announcements Resources & Honorable Mentions

ADHD reWired episode 342: Transitions and Balancing Work & Relationships with Adison Smith (click here) Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear (on Goodreads) (official website) Book: Still Distracted After All These Years by Kathleen G. Nadeau Book: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (official website) The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov (on Goodreads) Website: The Gottman Institute at gottman.com (click here!) The 6 Ways of Closing the Stress Cycle Loop (from Burnout by Emily & Amelia Nagoski): Physical Activity, Creativity, Laughing. Crying, Physical Affection, and Deep Breathing “Burnout is… the nervous system and body taking the rest it needs by force.” – Brian Entler “ADHD reWired Coaching is about iteration, reflection, feedback, and keep doing that over and over again.” – Eric Tivers “An ADHD diagnosis doesn’t change the past, but it does change our understanding of the past.” “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” – Brene Brown 🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!

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