309: Two Things You Need to Know to Make ANY Routine Successful

If you’ve been listening to the show for awhile, you know we love our routines. In the ADHD biz, routines are the gold standard for making change in your life. Running late? Better come up with a new routine! Lost your keys again? Better routine! But here’s the trick: just because routines are simple does not mean they are easy.

298: Time Hacks To Do Right Now! (Plus introducing Organizing Time with ADHD!)

We’re all about time today, and with good reason! Today’s the day we launch Organizing Time with ADHD, Nikki’s latest online course! We walk through the intention of the course today, and just a few of the ins and outs of what you can expect. Then we offer 10 time hacks you can implement right now that will help you get a handle on your time while living with ADHD!

260: Master the Morning Routine

Morning—if yours are a blessed cloud of peace, goodwill, and light, you can probably skip this episode. That’s right, today’s show is for those of you who have trouble, who live for the snooze, and who can’t quite get enough of the multi-tasking in the mornings. Not sure how to train your brain and condition your spirit to get ready for the day? Do you need a new alarm strategy to get you out of bed and out the door on time? Maybe you need to give yourself permission to think about your mornings in a new way, to shake things up and approach your schedule with a fresh start! If you’re looking for help in mastering your morning routine, join us and share your experience today!

257: The Great Journaling & Planning Systems Review

We got a question some time ago asking about the merits of the Bullet Journal system for ADHD organizing. We’re of two minds on the subject so we thought it might be a good time to review the state of planners, planner systems, and organizing tools that span the range from shorthand scheduling to full-on works of personal art. 

249: Turn Strategy into Action — Blocking and Gating your Time!

We’ve had some great questions and feedback on our last few episodes around ideal schedules. This week, we’re taking this concept a bit further. How do you take a new strategy and implement it to turn it into a lifestyle? How do you handle less desirable tasks — gating and focusing even around the stuff you really don’t want to do? How do you decide what to work on first? These are deceptively simple questions with answers that we often make more complicated than we need. We’ll do our best to untangle them on the show this week!

248: Setting and Living your Priority

Today on the show we’re digging into just one aspect of the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown: Priority. This is the act that puts constraints around our ADHD, allowing us to see the forest for the trees, but to exercise our focus on a tree, too. We talk about the power of focus and clarity, how living in accordance with a clear priority strategy can lead to greater productivity and balance, and how developing your ideal weekly schedule can help you truly visualize the hidden opportunities that exist in your own personal sea of time.

137: Three Time Management Tips to Take Back Control of Your Schedule

You have a calendar, and that's a lot to be proud of. But once you get your system in place, it doesn't take long to discover that outside pressures can cause it to fall into scheduling disarray! This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share tips and tools to get your schedule back into shape and take ownership of your time once again!

Day One

Pete recommends keeping a daily journal as a repository for thoughts and notes. It's a great way to keep your head clear of all the noise that doesn't fit in a task manager or calendar. Day One is a Mac and iOS app that does just that in a clean and simple interface, photo friendly and accessible. Check it out at!


114: The Fine Art of Back-scheduling

Project deadlines! Vacations! It's the end of the year and you're limping across the finish-line! Fear not: you have a tool at your disposal to help you keep track of all those tasks looming out there with discrete deadlines in the form of Back-Scheduling! This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share how back-scheduling works and how you can make use of it to manage stress and stay productive.