July 1, 2022
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ADHD: Are Your Reminders Annoying?
If you have ADHD, or you live with someone who does, your lifestyles are probably quite different. One of you has a style that actually looks like clutter, and the other, having everything in its place or out of sight, just can't feel at home with the partner's visual style.

Those with ADHD need to focus on the point of performance, so to them, leaving a screwdriver on the counter, for example, is a good reminder for a task that needs to be done or stacks of mail to be handled. To the non-ADHD partner, however, it's just clutter. When the "reminders" get to be too much, they become a source of conflict in the relationship.

While you can't change another person, you can negotiate for change. It's important to remember that you both have legitimate needs, but you need to co-design an environment for both your styles to co-exist. If you can relate to this scenario, please read my blogpost, "Are Your Reminders Annoying?" www.digcoaching.com/are-your-reminders-annoying/
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Got ADHD? Tips, tricks, and strategies not working for you? Are the solutions obvious but you still struggle? Maybe it's time to refine your skills at self-observation. In this video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper discusses the difference between seeing things and making observations. He gives illustrated examples of how we look at a situation and many times jump to a conclusion, but after observation, we realize we've missed something completely obvious. If you're going to manage ADHD, you need to manage the root cause to understand what's going on. If this speaks to you, watch the video for insights. https://youtu.be/walIIXXnFBU
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ADHD: Prioritization Insights

Got ADHD? Struggle with prioritization? Do you find yourself doing unimportant tasks when you should be doing important ones? Ever wonder why that is? In this video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper shares his insight on the legitimate reason you end up doing seemingly unimportant things in the face of those that need to get done. He helps identify the root cause so you can begin to problem-solve. If prioritization is a challenge for you, this is a video you won't want to miss. https://youtu.be/8jTzcpYzyAw
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Got ADHD? Do you look at it as a deficit of attention or executive functioning impairment? In the context of planning, have you ever broken down planning to understand its challenges? In this video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper talks about what's required in planning and uses the GPS as a metaphor to map planning and the planning process. Its purpose is to help you understand the complexities of thinking towards a goal in your head as a means to motivate you to think externally. If you're struggling with ADHD and want to know why certain things work or don’t work, this is a video you don't want to miss. https://youtu.be/GbA8K-qi4yU
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