154: Q&A January 2017

This week’s episode is the audio from our January Q&A session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to answer your questions and discuss the topics you choose to bring up in these Q&A sessions.

In this conversation, you will hear us talk about a variety of topics.  We talk about time-blocking and strategies for the time-blind. We have a couple of questions on the idea of discussing ADHD with people you are close with.  This includes sharing ADHD information with an adult that you feel could benefit from the information and handling the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.  This was a fun and lively conversation and I think you’ll enjoy it!

You’ll Learn:

  • [10:21] – Aaron asked about strategies for the time-blind. Looking at the clock can be anxiety provoking. I explain how to rewire yourself in this area.

  • [12:39] – We talk about sharing information on ADHD with adults in your life that you think could benefit.

  • [16:49] – We talk about the chasm in our brain between knowing what to do and being able to do it. We call ADHD the disorder of good intentions. We know what to do, but we don’t do what we know.

  • [21:25] – We talk about the key difficulties in communicating with those who have ADHD and for those who have ADHD.

  • [28:48] – We talk about the latest research on sluggish cognitive tempo.

  • [32:46] – Judy wants to know if it’s possible for someone with ADHD to be as organized and productive as someone that does not have ADHD.  We discuss the spectrum nature of ADHD. Nisha also talks about this being a matter of perspective.

  • [41:26] – Jessica asks Nisha about accountability and accountability partners.

  • [46:38] – In a recent webinar, I talked about time-blocking.  We talk about the scenario where a task comes up on your calendar and you don’t feel like completing that task. Jessica follows up with a question, “What is it being lazy and when is it ADHD?”

  • [58:38] – Someone asks how to handle the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.

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