From daily hygiene to writing that next report, this week on the show Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take on the components of a great routine, and the mindset you’ll need to cultivate to make it stick.
Inspired by an email from a time-starved OT, we’re taking on efficiency today, looking some of the ways that you can shave precious minutes off of tasks that force you to struggle. “Why can’t I do this task the same pace as the person next to me?” you ask. The secret is buried in the question. You’re a different person… perhaps it is time to approach the task a different way!
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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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With his latest book, “Working Smarter for Mac Users,” Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus lets us in on a new chapter in his life — that he was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, and that diagnosis fundamentally changed the way he approaches productivity at the computer.
Do you ever feel like you’re forgetting something? You’re not alone. In fact, if you’re struggling with ADHD and executive functioning challenges, you’ve probably conditioned yourself to live in a constant state of anxiety around forgetfulness. But you can get on the road to repair, and it’s likely easier than you imagine. With quick and easy tools to help you catalog the things you need to remember, you can build a trusted system that supports you day to day, year to year. This isn’t about fixing your memory. It’s about fixing the systems to support your work so you can embrace the memory you have!
Today’s show is all about priorities at work. It’s a question we see often in coaching and it’s made immeasurably more challenging thanks to the complex human organism that is “the office!” But you can tackle this challenge and make your life better in the process by developing three muscles: The Priority Muscle, The Focus Muscle, and The Distractions Muscle.
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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DailyRoutine — Update: No longer in active development.
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss the electronics that can help to free you from stress and overwhelm, and keep your workday on course!
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take on time management in the face of overwhelm and distraction, and the boundaries you can set to make each day shine!
If you're struggling with ADHD, you're likely working hard on systems — processes and systems that help you stay on top of the complexities of life — and you trust those systems. But when those systems are stressed or compromised in any way, like so many dominoes, things start to fall apart. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how to face big change when you know that change is going to put your own trusted systems at risk.