Controlling the Overwhelm
Mar 13, 2011 7:35
I have one foot stuck in the overwhelm as if it were quicksand. I sometimes forget my own advice. When we are most overwhelmed it’s time to stop chasing the work and regroup. Between a crashed car, some computer and staffing setbacks on the workfront, working up to the launch of the Academy and a […]
Smash Your Procrastination!
Mar 3, 2011 1:49
Procrastination’s power grows quietly. It’s stealthy. It comes in under your awareness radar. Before you know it, your deadline is fast approaching and your anxiety is starting to twitch. How do you beat procrastination? You take a sledghammer to the fly and smash it before it grows. Whenever I put aside a small, simple task, I have […]
Read this ASAP!
Feb 27, 2011 4:07
I need it ASAP!! You have to get this to them ASAP!! Four words. As Soon As Possible. The implication of ASAP is that the task at hand is so important, we don’t even have time to sound out the words. We are putting an easy label on the priority of this request. Too easy, if you ask […]
The Driving Lesson
Feb 24, 2011
Put yourself behind the wheel: It’s still dark. You have been driving for hours even though it is only 5:30 AM. You are on a three lane interstate highway. Although there has been some snow in the region, the roads have been clear and almost dry. Anxious to get where you are going, you move […]
Impulsive Creativity of the ADHD Artist
Feb 17, 2011
When you have ADHD, you often see things other people miss. When the neuro-typical (“normal”) person sees a wooden table, the ADHD’r sees: the wood grain and imagines what part of the tree it came from the surface scratches and tries to guess what caused them the fact that the legs are not aligned with […]
A Love Letter
Feb 14, 2011
You know who you are. You are the reasons we keep on doing what we do. We move forward, hour after hour, taking peaceful solace in knowing you will be there at the end of the day. Without you, it would be like we had to continue on without the sun rising or setting. Things […]
Where did ADHD Hunter go this time?
Feb 11, 2011
For those of you who have been watching closely, there was another lapse in my posting to this site. You will notice that I had talked about PJ and attempts to have him admitted for in-patient help. (see What is Good ADHD Parenting?) That was my last post for about one year. Things turned sharply […]
Keeping ADHD Perfection in Check
Feb 8, 2011
How do we self-monitor to balance our ADHD perfectionism and getting the job done? Shooting for Perfect There is room in life for self-expression in a perfect manner. If we enjoy some art or other hobby in our free time, perfection should be taken as far as we want. True perfection is infinite. It can […]
We Left the Circus to Join a Family
Feb 5, 2011
Have you ever felt like your house has become a 3-ring circus? I use to think of the chaos in my home just like that. The keywords here are “used to”. In my professional life, I learned early on that if you don’t manage a situation, the situation will always manage you. This also applied […]
Give Them the Chance to Prove you Wrong!
Feb 1, 2011
Do we set our expectations to firmly in the ground? Do we always know what our kids will do? Are there times where we unfairly limit our kids based upon our beliefs? Once in a while, we have to give them the chance to prove us wrong – very wrong. My son PJ recently went […]