Routines

325: Goal-Setting for the New Year!

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How do you go about setting goals? If you’re like us, you’ve experienced the light-headedness that comes with New Year’s Eve resolution-setting. You’re pumped with endorphins and hanging with your friends — you’re on top of the world! But what happens the next morning? Resolution hangover. This week, we’re wrapping up the year talking about goals, goal-setting, and tackling changes you won’t regret!

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322: How to avoid sabotaging your day!

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We may start our days with the best intentions. We have our lists and routines, our goals and objectives that we think we’re ready to accomplish. But what happens when you’re thrown off track? What happens when that unexpected phone call delivers some bad news, or the kids get sick, or the car breaks down?

If you don’t have some accommodations in place to account for these surprises, you won’t be able to bounce back! You’ll be unconsciously sabotaging your own day. On the show this week, we’re talking about the things you can do today — and every day — to build your resilience so that you can make more of your days terrific and fulfilling!

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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.

301: Waking Up: Start Your Day Right!

We fall back on the old saw, “I’m just not a morning person.” But, is that really the case? Or could it be that there are things you could begin doing right now that change the way you greet each day? This week on the show, we’re talking all about mornings, our routines, habits, and tools that help us get up and get going on the right foot.

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!

294: Retraceable, Repeatable, Resilient — Building Systems for ADHD

We’re picking up right where we left off last week today as we dig even deeper into systems! What is it that makes a great system and how do you really craft a system that is repeatable, retraceable, and resilient to the challenges of the ADHD brain? From laundry challenges to checklists to alarms, we’re teaching how to build systems that can’t be beat!

264: Use Small Habits To Increase Your Productivity

Want to get better at scheduling? Do it every day. Want to finish more things more frequently? Make a plan to work on one of them every day. Want to get fit? You guessed it … start just one thing you can do for your health, and do it every day. Such is the power of small habits in our health and productivity, and that’s what we’re talking about today.

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!

204: Digital — Get your Routines in Order!

We all know repetition can get boring. It stinks to feel like we’re stuck in a rut of humdrum rinse and repeat! Still, if you have any commitments that you have to repeat each day, week, month… you’d better have a system in place to manage them and make sure you don’t miss a beat. This week on the show, we’re talking all about routines — those strings of tasks that you have to complete in order to accomplish a goal. And because it’s a digital episode, Pete Wright walks through three systems for managing your sets of routines, plus a bonus app for managing your kids’ chores, too!

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87: Adjusting to change—Habit Building for the ADHD Adult

Building new habits requires diligence and constant focus. How do you set the right triggers to support a new lifestyle? How do you implement the tools and technologies you'll need to support the change you want to see in your life? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the challenge that can come with transformation and how you can make difficult change a little easier.

81: Building Daily Routines

Do you have a good sense of what it takes to get your day started? How about cleaning up and putting your day to rest? Defining and understanding the routines at work in your life each day can go a long way to moving you to the organized lifestyle. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how to build the daily habits that keep you on top of your day and in control.