ADHD Tools

336: Q&A — Overstimulation, hyper-focus, headphones, marriage and more!

We’re backing up on questions again! This week we’re taking a raft of your questions and have some tools, tips, products, and solutions you might try for all of them. From re-tuning your brain from overstimulation and hyper-focus, to marriage buckets, noise-canceling headphones and so much more!

332: The To-Do App Showdown

Listen to the ToDo System Showdown on Taking Control The ADHD Podcast

This week on the show we’re taking on questions on to-do apps. Pete has been living out of a bunch of the major players in to-do apps and comes ready to share thoughts on Things 3, Todoist, OmniFocus, and more. Which system is right for you? How do you go about testing? What should you be looking for in managing work for ADHD digitally? All that and more on today’s show. 

BONUS: We’re making the whole livestream available to all this week! (Click here!) We want you to be able to see what we were talking about during the show as Pete walks through all the apps on deck. And remember, all members of our Patreon community have access to the video livestream every single week through our members-only Facebook group (technology willing)! We hope you’ll consider joining!

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327: Organizing What You Learn

You’re working hard to learn and grow, to discover new things and be a better person, right? But in that process, how do you catalog and internalize all things you’re learning so that you’ll be able to recall them later and use them when you need them most … even when you don’t know when that will be?

316: The Puzzle of ADHD Treatment with Laurie Dupar

Listen to Laurie Dupar on Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

A diagnosis of ADHD can open doors to clarity in your life. But it doesn’t take long to feel like those open doors are really just more pieces to a puzzle you have to put together before you can feel like you’re making any progress at all. Our guest today is Laurie Dupar, one of our favorite experts and resources, who joins us to talk through this puzzle of ADHD treatment. From medication to coaching to therapy and nutrition and self-care, we’ve got answer to help you navigate your ADHD diagnosis with confidence!

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314: Dissecting the Emotional Distress Syndrome of ADHD with James Ochoa

Listen to James Ochoa on Taking Control The ADHD Podcast

When we first read his book, Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, we became fast fans of James Ochoa. He writes candidly about his experience living with ADHD, struggling with ADHD, overcoming the hurdles of ADHD. But beyond that, he’s a counselor himself, working with the complex tapestries that are adults with ADHD. Today, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome James to the show to share a little bit about his own journey and to introduce us to one of the central themes in his work: the ADHD Emotional Distress Syndrome. We’re sure you’ll want to find out more about James and encourage you to pick up his book — easy and truly eye-opening reading!

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279: The Take Control ADHD Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s not too late! Even as this show hits your ears, there is still time to get out there and pick up that last minute gift. Whether you’re living with ADHD and you’re looking for ideas, or you’re seeking the perfect gift to engage the ADHD brain of someone you love, we’ve come up with a dozen ideas that aim to inspire!

276: Digital — Text Automation & ADHD: Clarity, Consistency, and Accuracy

From email to filling in forms to reports and more, even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you likely work with more words than you would ever count. This week, we’re talking about how you can make yourself more efficient with the words you sling, and more consistent and accurate in spite of your ADHD, too.

271: Focus on the Elephant — The Evernote Update Show

We’re doing double duty on the show this week! Still celebrating ADHD Awareness Month AND celebrating the wonderful blog post that Evernote did with us, we decided that now is as good a time as any to review how we use Evernote as an organizing tool today, and how our use has changed over the years. The big take-away? TEMPLATES! We’ve included a few links from the Evernote blog below to demonstrate how to use pre-filled templates to help you get your work done. Our hope is that these links and our conversation inspire you to create your own templates to support your processes. Plus, Take Control ADHD templates for Evernote are coming soon!

267: Explore Creative Tools to Beat ADHD Stress

If you browse the ADHD circles on social media, it won’t take long to find an inspirational meme describing how one of the many superpowers of those with ADHD is that they are generally more creative than those without. You might be more creative. You might not be creative at all. This week, we’re talking all about Pete’s favorite digital tools to make art, music, and video that anyone can do. 

206: Focusing on your Strengths!

You’re in a job interview. Things are going well! You’re telling stories of your heroism and courage in facing down your greatest foes, growing businesses, the works. Then they ask the question: “Please describe your greatest strengths and weaknesses…"

You freeze! That’s because we, as humans, are terrible at realistically assessing our own strengths and weaknesses. It’s backed by research: we invariably rate our self-assessment either more optimistic or pessimistic compared to others’ observations of us. That’s why it’s so important to have a reliable feedback mechanism for determining and validating our strengths as we develop and mature our skills. 

This week on the show, Nikki and Pete talk about the challenges of self-assessment and offer a pair of terrific suggestions that you can use to discover your strengths right now. 

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Photo Credit: "Strength" by Bhope34 (Creative Commons)