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323: Q&A: ADHD-compatible jobs, digital well-being, and ADHD novel writing!

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We ended up with a number of backlog questions, and more than a few on writing long projects with ADHD, so this week we’re catching up! What kinds of jobs are well-suited for ADHD, particularly inattentive type? How do you keep yourself free from digital distractions? How do you keep plot, character, timeline all organized in your head when writing a novel with ADHD? All that and more on deck this week on The ADHD Podcast!

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318: Silence Digital Noise and Try Writing Instead!

Listen to Silence Notifications and Celebrate Journaling on Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

We’re wrapping up ADHD Awareness Month with a Digital episode this week, taking a look at one of our long-standing requests: what do you need to look for to silence the notifications on your devices and help you take control of the things that have access to your attention. 

But once you’ve silenced the notifications, what are you going to do with all that reclaimed headspace? Put it to good use with some introspective journaling! We talk about Pete’s favorite tools and prompts for journaling, and invite you to check out our friend Michelle Chalfant’s 30-Day Journaling Challenge for the month of November!

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304: ADHD Success Stories!

We’re wrapping up spring with a few stories of your ADHD success! We asked, and you contributed with your thoughts on apps, processes, products, and strategies for keeping your life straight with ADHD. From new jobs, new ways to track time, alternated modes for taking notes, and living in peace, this is your episode for great suggestions and thoughts from other listeners.

300: Q & A Spectacular!

300: Q & A Spectacular!

The 300-episode milestone is a big one! We’ve got 10 giant questions in store, from thoughts on finding a new job to moving and accepting help in the process, to note-taking technology, managing emotions and yes… even cookies! Thanks to everyone who wrote in and thanks even more for downloading and listening to this show. For everyone who’s been on the road with us as we’ve grown with this podcast, we couldn’t have done it without you. As always, thank you for your time and attention!

284: Digital — Surrender: A Tale of Technology Failure

This week on the show, a story of technology failure. No, it’s not the story of some tool that doesn’t work for us. It’s not the story of some new digital planner that has a bug. It’s the story of the emotional and psychological challenge that comes when one of our trusted tools breaks, and our back-up support is not available.

280: Q&A with Nikki & Pete!

Happy New Year everyone! As we prepare to roll the calendar over to 2017, we’ve opened the floor to audience questions. We received a bunch and are thrilled to offer our answers this week. From scheduling while living with personal health challenges to updates on our latest technology episode, ADHD diagnoses to paperless, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to everyone who shared their questions this week!

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!

262: Digital — Sleep, Memory, and Tools to Help You Learn!

New research gives us insight into the relationship between learning and our physiological health that can help us not only learn more, more quickly, but understand more clearly what is not functioning when we’re compromised. From sleep to diet to supplements, this week we’re talking all about tools that can help you live clear-headed, and keep on learning!

255: 5 Minute Tech Tasks for Getting — and STAYING — Organized!

Do you find yourself sitting at your computer waiting for that next call? How about standing in line waiting for the next teller? Wherever you are, if you have five minutes and one of your devices, you can work on your digital organization. This week on the show, a sampler of activities and resources for you to use in those small windows and tiny breaks to keep your digital life straight. 

250: Checklists, automated checklists, and REALLY automated checklists with Pete!

We all have repetition in our lives. But until you stop and think about all the things that repeat around you, you may not know what you’re missing. So, it’s through the lens of task lists that we’re going to talk about some of the options for using technology — the simple and the advanced — to build our checklists quickly and efficiently and ensure we’re not missing a single step in the otherwise invisible processes we take on each day.

212: Focus Follow-Up

Thanks to our fantastic listeners, we have received some great questions, comments, and resources to share after our focus and online shopping shows from the last few weeks. This week, we’re talking about notifications, focus, the perils of the return policy in online shopping, and how to exercise your balance muscles while struggling with hyperfocus! 

Thanks to all who wrote in to share, and keep those comments coming!