I’m always amazed how you can go anywhere and you will find someone on their smartphone. Technology is such a big part of our society, and I am so grateful that I have Pete Wright to help me navigate through it.
This week on Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast, Pete gets a turn to talk about technology. Specifically around different apps and programs to support your ADHD self-care. There were a few that really jumped out at me and I wanted to share with you my favorite ones below. To hear the rest of them, I encourage you to listen to the show as Pete shares some amazing resources!
Top Five Favorite Tech Tools
Productive – this app helps build new habits and organize your life around everyday tasks. Pete and I talk about grouping tasks together (I have this image of him drinking water, stretching, and playing the guitar all in a matter of 30 minutes) and this app will help you do just that while reminding you what to do and when to do. We need these reminders because trying to remember isn’t always an efficient way of getting things done when we forget to do them.
Watchminder - set up this watch to privately remind you to do things throughout your day. A listener recommended this tool and what really caught my attention is that they also have one for their child. What kid wouldn’t want a fun, vibrating watch with an alarm? It’s a great way to teach children about time and what 15 minutes really feels like. And for adults, it gives you a tangible reminder to stay on track.
Withings Aura - an alarm clock that tracks your sleeping environment. If getting a good night’s sleep is a struggle, this may be something to investigate. It tracks temperature, light, sound, and more. Who knows, maybe turning down the temperature at night may make a difference? This tool allows you to explore what might be keeping you from sleep.
Zombies Run - this app cracks me up. It’s a dynamic game where you are challenged to outrun zombies with challenges along the way. Again, I have the vision of Pete running down the street with a terrified look on his face. What a great and fun way to make your daily run exciting and fun! If I had known about this before, I would have included it in my blog post, Creative Exercise Options for ADHD.
Lose It! - Ok, if you listened to the show, you know that I used this and then I forgot the name. I’m inspired to use it again because it really is a great app for tracking your daily food and exercise. Both Pete and I have used it in the past and we both highly recommend it.
There are so many options when it comes to apps and products for self-care. We would love to hear from you. Please share with the community what you have found to work. You can comment below, send an email, or call us at 503-664-4ADD.
Until Next Time,