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Show Notes

In this episode, Kristin Koliha joins Eric on the podcast!  Kristin, who was diagnosed with ADHD later in life, is a clinical social worker with a background in working with those who also have an ADHD diagnosis.  She’s a mom of two kids who also have ADHD and is also a business owner!  Kristin works as a coach and educator for those with ADHD who struggle to manage their ADHD homes, working with them to create individualized strategies to help with home keeping.  She focuses on mindset shifts, ADHD diagnosis education in the context of home environment, and also focuses on support for those who want to take their homes from chaos to calm!

Find more from Kristin Koliha: 

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

  • The reasons for Kristin’s interest in home-keeping for ADHD brains and struggles that a dependent encounters when beginning to “adult”
  • Is Kristin an organized person?
  • Discovering your “default” and how clutter can have a different effect on different people
  • Decision making and decision fatigue
  • How does Kristin help folks with the “decisions” of their stuff?
  • Being intentional when bringing things in your new home and finding out where those things will live before you get them
  • The frustration of organization and being experiential learners
  • “Don’t go buy the thing to solve the problem; think about how you can solve it without buying the thing, and what else needs to happen?”
  • Scheduling regular maintenance sessions / How your environment can affect your mood
  • Organized for display vs. organizing for function
  • Defining and discussing the different strategies for the pile-r, the stuffer, and the magician
  • The “touch it once” rule
  • Perfection, energy management, expectations, all-or-nothing thinking, and “good enough”
  • Flexibility with values and needs to help with mental health / Can you be “green” with ADHD?
  • Strategies for working through the I-Don’t-Wannas / Thinking about your future self
  • Finding your pain points in a home that have different levels of care in different areas of cleanliness
  • Honoring your tidying needs while honoring another person’s tidying needs
  • Being caring, kind, and alleviating shame / Why asking for what someone needs isn’t always helpful

Resources & Honorable Mentions 

  • Tidy-up tip from the editor:  Do you have extra dryer sheets?  Put a dryer sheet in your sink of hot water when soaking caked-on dishes to help loosen up the grime!

Show Notes

In this episode, Kristin Koliha joins Eric on the podcast!  Kristin, who was diagnosed with ADHD later in life, is a clinical social worker with a background in working with those who also have an ADHD diagnosis.  She’s a mom of two kids who also have ADHD and is also a business owner!  Kristin works as a coach and educator for those with ADHD who struggle to manage their ADHD homes, working with them to create individualized strategies to help with home keeping.  She focuses on mindset shifts, ADHD diagnosis education in the context of home environment, and also focuses on support for those who want to take their homes from chaos to calm!

Find more from Kristin Koliha: 

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

  • The reasons for Kristin’s interest in home-keeping for ADHD brains and struggles that a dependent encounters when beginning to “adult”
  • Is Kristin an organized person?
  • Discovering your “default” and how clutter can have a different effect on different people
  • Decision making and decision fatigue
  • How does Kristin help folks with the “decisions” of their stuff?
  • Being intentional when bringing things in your new home and finding out where those things will live before you get them
  • The frustration of organization and being experiential learners
  • “Don’t go buy the thing to solve the problem; think about how you can solve it without buying the thing, and what else needs to happen?”
  • Scheduling regular maintenance sessions / How your environment can affect your mood
  • Organized for display vs. organizing for function
  • Defining and discussing the different strategies for the pile-r, the stuffer, and the magician
  • The “touch it once” rule
  • Perfection, energy management, expectations, all-or-nothing thinking, and “good enough”
  • Flexibility with values and needs to help with mental health / Can you be “green” with ADHD?
  • Strategies for working through the I-Don’t-Wannas / Thinking about your future self
  • Finding your pain points in a home that have different levels of care in different areas of cleanliness
  • Honoring your tidying needs while honoring another person’s tidying needs
  • Being caring, kind, and alleviating shame / Why asking for what someone needs isn’t always helpful

Resources & Honorable Mentions 

  • Tidy-up tip from the editor:  Do you have extra dryer sheets?  Put a dryer sheet in your sink of hot water when soaking caked-on dishes to help loosen up the grime!
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