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Show Notes

Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  If you want to join us live on Zoom, go to adhdrewired.com/events to register!  You’ll also find bonus Q&As and can listen to this episode ad-free on Patreon when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon! (click here!) 


Questions/Topics:

  • [00:02:39] A listener asks the panelists for advice on how to help others take steps to get an ADHD diagnosis
  • [00:05:02] Discussing online assessments
  • [00:07:51] Red flags when seeking help for ADHD
  • [00:10:07] “How do you all overcome the difficulty of transitions? I know what needs to be done, but why does transitioning from one thing to another feel like such a chore?”
  • [00:12:17] Habit stacking and buffer space
  • [00:17:14] A listener chimes in with suggestions for overcoming the difficulty of transitions
  • [00:20:57] Resources, tips and tricks for a listener who was diagnosed with ADHD at 61
  • [00:24:52] A discussion about medication and side-effects
  • [00:26:54] More resources and how coaching can help
  • [00:29:54] The multi-pronged approach to ADHD management
  • [00:35:53] “I am pretty burnt out at work, and I was given/voluntold to take 2 weeks of rest; I was wondering what can I do in these next two weeks to improve my burnout and ensure I continue to improve when I return so I don’t get burnt out again?”
  • [00:38:14] A helpful resource on burnout and processes of introspection
  • [00:44:51] Discussing health definitions and healthcare
  • [00:47:24] Tips and strategies to engage with self-care and being “ready” for self-care
  • [00:49:58] “ADHD is a performance disorder.  We know what to do – that’s not the issue.  The issue is doing it.”
  • [00:52:03] Self-awareness, dealing with compounded shame, and trauma
  • [00:57:45] “Do you have any suggestions on how to communicate with someone who doesn’t understand that the reason why I do something that doesn’t make sense to them, and defending my stance, how can I still show accountability and not be so defensive?
  • [01:00:43] Closing thoughts & announcements

Resources & Honorable Mentions

  • ADHD reWired episode 342: Transitions and Balancing Work & Relationships with Adison Smith (click here)
  • Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear (on Goodreads) (official website)
  • Book: Still Distracted After All These Years by Kathleen G. Nadeau
  • Book: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (official website)
  • The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov (on Goodreads)
  • Website: The Gottman Institute at gottman.com (click here!)
  • The 6 Ways of Closing the Stress Cycle Loop (from Burnout by Emily & Amelia Nagoski): Physical Activity, Creativity, Laughing. Crying, Physical Affection, and Deep Breathing
  • “Burnout is… the nervous system and body taking the rest it needs by force.” – Brian Entler
  • “ADHD reWired Coaching is about iteration, reflection, feedback, and keep doing that over and over again.” – Eric Tivers
  • “An ADHD diagnosis doesn’t change the past, but it does change our understanding of the past.”
  • “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” – Brene Brown

Show Notes

Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  If you want to join us live on Zoom, go to adhdrewired.com/events to register!  You’ll also find bonus Q&As and can listen to this episode ad-free on Patreon when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon! (click here!) 


Questions/Topics:

  • [00:02:39] A listener asks the panelists for advice on how to help others take steps to get an ADHD diagnosis
  • [00:05:02] Discussing online assessments
  • [00:07:51] Red flags when seeking help for ADHD
  • [00:10:07] “How do you all overcome the difficulty of transitions? I know what needs to be done, but why does transitioning from one thing to another feel like such a chore?”
  • [00:12:17] Habit stacking and buffer space
  • [00:17:14] A listener chimes in with suggestions for overcoming the difficulty of transitions
  • [00:20:57] Resources, tips and tricks for a listener who was diagnosed with ADHD at 61
  • [00:24:52] A discussion about medication and side-effects
  • [00:26:54] More resources and how coaching can help
  • [00:29:54] The multi-pronged approach to ADHD management
  • [00:35:53] “I am pretty burnt out at work, and I was given/voluntold to take 2 weeks of rest; I was wondering what can I do in these next two weeks to improve my burnout and ensure I continue to improve when I return so I don’t get burnt out again?”
  • [00:38:14] A helpful resource on burnout and processes of introspection
  • [00:44:51] Discussing health definitions and healthcare
  • [00:47:24] Tips and strategies to engage with self-care and being “ready” for self-care
  • [00:49:58] “ADHD is a performance disorder.  We know what to do – that’s not the issue.  The issue is doing it.”
  • [00:52:03] Self-awareness, dealing with compounded shame, and trauma
  • [00:57:45] “Do you have any suggestions on how to communicate with someone who doesn’t understand that the reason why I do something that doesn’t make sense to them, and defending my stance, how can I still show accountability and not be so defensive?
  • [01:00:43] Closing thoughts & announcements

Resources & Honorable Mentions

  • ADHD reWired episode 342: Transitions and Balancing Work & Relationships with Adison Smith (click here)
  • Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear (on Goodreads) (official website)
  • Book: Still Distracted After All These Years by Kathleen G. Nadeau
  • Book: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (official website)
  • The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov (on Goodreads)
  • Website: The Gottman Institute at gottman.com (click here!)
  • The 6 Ways of Closing the Stress Cycle Loop (from Burnout by Emily & Amelia Nagoski): Physical Activity, Creativity, Laughing. Crying, Physical Affection, and Deep Breathing
  • “Burnout is… the nervous system and body taking the rest it needs by force.” – Brian Entler
  • “ADHD reWired Coaching is about iteration, reflection, feedback, and keep doing that over and over again.” – Eric Tivers
  • “An ADHD diagnosis doesn’t change the past, but it does change our understanding of the past.”
  • “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” – Brene Brown
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