Receiving a diagnosis of ADHD can be hard enough. But what do you do when your partner, friends, or family don't work to understand and support you?
If you're living with ADHD, you know what it's like to feel misunderstood. That isolation can lead you to a place where advice like, "you should just get out more," is tough to take seriously. Today on the show, we're talking all about loneliness.
We’re back after our July break and talking all about transitions today. Wading through change can be tough on anyone, but when you’re living with ADHD, integrating new behaviors can be much more difficult.
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!
We’ve got a couple of terrific listener recommendations for habit tracking apps to kick us off this week, with emails that inspired a habit follow-up conversation that centers on this big question: do you understand the factors that are causing you to fail to build new habits in your life? This week, we’re talking about the words in your head, persistence, and support, three things critical to your success in integrating new behaviors into your life every day.
Now is the time! If you've thought about joining a coaching group for support as you learn about your ADHD, today is your day. It's open enrolment in small group coaching with Nikki in ADHD Moms or ADHD Professionals groups, and thanks to great feedback from current members, we've made some changes that we're excited to share with you today. This is a brief special episode to get you up to speed — if you've been thinking about joining a group, now's the time to make it happen. Sign up today!
On the heels of Nikki’s imploding computer comes a conversation about facing up to — and then facing down — those negative situations that crop up in our lives. From finding the awareness to accept the reality of the situation to mustering the confidence to let it go when it’s time to move on, we share tips and strategies for finding meaningful support in our lives when we need it.
We humans are desperately communal. Whether you call yourself an introvert or extrovert, as a species, we work better when we work together — it’s how we’re wired. That’s why it’s so important to be open to outside support when you are working to achieve an audacious new goal. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the nature of accountability, how to find a great accountability partner, and when you should step up and ask for help.
Accountability represents the willingness and obligation to accept responsibility for your actions. And as important as this concept is in our lives, and our roles as parents, spouses, managers and employees, it's just as important in making any significant change in our lives. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer shares her own personal story of accountability with Pete Wright, and offers suggestions for working well with your own accountability partner as you tackle organizing challenges in your lives.