519 | Troubleshooting Changes and Interruptions in Routines – with Skye Waterson

519 | Troubleshooting Changes and Interruptions in Routines – with Skye Waterson

In this episode of ADHD reWired, Skye returns to the show!

Skye is an ADHD coach and founder of Unconventional Organization, an international ADHD support service that provides research-backed support to adults with ADHD.  She also has years of experience working in adult education and has studied psychology, sociology, and public health.  Skye was diagnosed with ADHD as a doctoral candidate before making the decision to leave her candidature to work full time on Unconventional Organization.  

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In this episode, you’ll hear tips and discussions about:

  • Life updates from Skye with a new addition to the family
  • Accepting when routines need to be altered when life circumstances change
  • Dividing different to-dos, transitions, and location-basing your tasks
  • Adjustments, reinforcements, and externalizing routines
  • Interruptions, picking a task back up post-interruption, and external support
  • Routines to preserve executive functions, transitioning, mental shifting, and adjusting
  • Movement and dopamine to support working memory
  • Dialing down stimulation rather than shutting it off
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving in the moment when an unexpected interruption pops up
  • Resetting, freezing, and externalized dysregulation vs. internalized emotional dysregulation
  • “I have NO routines at all–where do I start?”
  • How important is knowing how long each part of a routine takes?
  • The difficulty of remembering routines and excited vs. working memory
  • Remembering organically vs. being reminded and creating cues
  • Googly eyes? Why not!
  • AI and smart tools for helping with routines
  • “ADHD is not a skill deficit.”
  • …and more!

Resources & Honorable Mentions 

  • ADHD reWired Episode 449 :: Getting Tasks Done with Skye (click here)
  • Tool: reMarkable at (click here)
  • Check out The ADHD Creatives Podcast with ADHD reWired Coach Kristin Marts!

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