ADHD reWired

This episode is the recording of July’s live Q&A.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  Brendan Mahan once again joins me on this Q&A.  In this conversation, you will hear us discuss perfectionism, procrastination, and many other topics.  You will even hear what prompted me to request a medication change.  

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You’ll Learn: 

  • [06:13] - Brendan launched his coaching group the day this was recorded.  Brendan talks about making structure and systems successful, which he covered with this group. 
  • [09:33] - I explain why I recently requested a medication change. 
  • [12:25] - Brendan puts on his coaching hat with me. 
  • [13:52] - Erica asks why perfectionism has such an effect on people with ADHD.  We share our personal thoughts and experiences on this topic. 
  • [22:12] - Sara weighs in from the chat and says, “Procrastination is my out from perfectionism.”  This can be a good strategy. 
  • [22:50] - Marisol asks how to stop the drive of perfectionism when you recognize it. 
  • [25:37] - Marisol has a follow-up question.  She says that at the moment, she acknowledges she’s overdoing it, but it’s hard to stop.  
  • [28:40] - Brendan talks about disconnecting physically, but struggling to disconnect mentally.  
  • [36:05] - Sara says that when her students use fidgets, it’s distracting for others.  Brendan explains that her students need to understand it’s a fidget, not a toy.  I also share my feelings on this topic. 
  • [41:35] - Gina asks the difference between rejection sensitive dysmorphia and regular rejection feeling bad.    
  • [45:59] - Carl joins the call.  His husband has done a lot of research about ADHD, but at times, he sees Carl’s ADHD as work.  He would like his husband to understand his struggles.   

Your Resources: 

Procrastination on Purpose: 5 Permissions on Multiply Your Time - Rory Vaden 

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