Adult ADD/ADHD Time Management Tips

We get more done when we are alert and focused.

Time ManagementResearch has proven that we need to refresh our bodies in order to get the most from our minds.  One of the best time management tips is using “breaks” to refresh our system so we achieve maximum productivity.

There are many kinds of refreshing “breaks” we can take in order to get more done during the day.

If you’re looking for a great time management tip, you’ll want to know all you can about using “breaks” to revitalize your body and clear your mind

It’s time to take action and refocus! Try some of my favorite types of “breaks” to refresh your body and your mind.

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Cravings and Adult ADHD

dry dirt to green grass changeSurprisingly enough, these “cravings” I’m talking about are our habits and routines – the good habits like brushing our teeth, and the bad habits like watching TV for hours at a time!

We all know that in order to meet our goals, to improve the circumstances of lives, and to achieve our dreams we need to make changes.

The problem with making changes is that the human mind is hard wired to fight against changing habits and routines. There is a smooth biochemical efficiency when our bodies run on “automatic pilot.”  Habitual actions and thoughts save time, they require less body/brain fuel – glucose – and therefore, we unconsciously “crave” our habits! They save us energy, time and effort. They make life a LOT easier!

The only problem with this intricate and efficient system of “craving” our habits is that we just gotta evolve!! We can’t tolerate “standing still.” We need to grow and learn, and achieve and master – these drives are also hardwired into our basic design.

Talk about a conflict of interests! Our needs to become and evolve push us forward, and our habits hold back our efforts to change. However, once we do change our habits, the new habit gets “treated like a queen” and claims the throne of power!

…Indeed…a tricky system to navigate under any circumstances, let alone when ADHD is in the mix.

Whenever we seek to make profound and meaningful changes in our lives, we are going to come up again resistance. And if we want to evolve and become better in some way, if we want to achieve meaningful goals, we need to learn how to navigate the turbulent waters of “change”!

Well there are tactics you can use to get moving on a path to forming new habits. But first, I want to talk about some of the roadblocks that can come up and sabotage your efforts to move forward.

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Adult ADHD – Mastering the laws of habit formation will set you free!

Steven Covey QuoteLast week I boldly claimed that,

“…if we want to achieve meaningful goals, we need to learn how to navigate the turbulent waters of “change”!”

The problem with making changes is that the human mind is hard wired to fight against changing habits and routines. There is a smooth biochemical efficiency when our bodies run on “automatic pilot” that saves precious mental and physical energy. But, changing your habits is the key to getting control of your life!

Let’s first slow down for a moment and answer the question, “Hey, Kari! Why are we talking about habits? I’m having trouble getting work done, I’m having trouble being on time, I can’t seem to get organized! What the heck do ‘habits’ have to do with the things I’m struggling with? I want to follow through, I want to be on time, I want to be neat and organized. What does that have to do with my habits?”

I’m glad you asked! The answer is … because the help you’re looking for – the way out of your ADHD struggles – is found in the neuroscience of changing the things you do every day – your habits!

In the everyday magic of new, improved, super habits, you will find what you are looking for – follow-through, time management, organization and everything else that’s calling you from your heart. Paying attention to the laws of habit formation will set you free!

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Keystone Habits and Adult ADD/ADHD

habitsThe Secret to Productive Routines

We all have habits and routines – some of them help us achieve our goals and some don’t!

Setting up productive new routines can be tough, so it makes sense to use the easiest, most efficient process possible! Fortunately, there are certain habits that make taking charge of your time and your tasks easier.

Keystone Habits

The most powerful strategy for getting control of your life is to concentrate on forming a special kind of habit – a super habit – a Keystone habit.

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