ADHD reWired

Does your brain make things more difficult than they need to be? Listen to this mastermind episode with Eric, Natalie, Blake, Erika with Jessica in the hot seat. Jessica has difficulties juggling the important things in her life. She needs help with making a routine around exercise and meditation without being overly detailed about it, and much more on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Jessica discusses her OCD and that she would like to be able to implement a routine without going overboard with details. She shares that she is using project management software, and it's helping as long as she has everything synced and can see what needs to get done, but she hasn’t been putting exercise and meditation on her calendar.

Eric shares ways that Jessica can exercise with her injured foot and have everything ready to take outside, so no distractions are pulling her away from exercising. Blake, Natalie, and Erika give their insights into ways to transition from the house to the pool and back to the house easier so that Jessica isn't pulled away to another task.

Routines are difficult to build, and they take time, but if you slowly begin doing the same thing every day, you will gradually build a routine one brick at a time. They also discuss Jessica's hypervigilance, how she notices when she is being sucked into it, and how to get out of it once she is in it.

If you can relate to what Jessica is going through, you don't want to miss this discussion.

You'll learn:

  • [02:31] Jessica shares what she needs the mastermind's support for today.
  • [04:28] She wants some way to implement a routine without being overly detailed about it.
  • [05:41] When you are getting into the OCD mode, do you see yourself getting sucked in?
  • [07:26] Jessica used project management software that allows her to see what needs to be done.
  • [09:07] She has an injury that doesn't allow her to exercise the way she wants to.
  • [12:00] Eric and Jessica discuss ways that she can exercise in her pool.
  • [14:54] Eric speaks to Jessica about making things easier by having everything ready, so there are no distractions when going to exercise.
  • [22:08] Put swimming on the calendar and making things as easy as possible is the first domino Jessica is trying to put into place.
  • [22:25] Taking a shower is the second domino.
  • [24:44] What are your hardest transitions?
  • [26:47] Natalie gives some suggestions about making the pool transition easier.
  • [29:07] Natalie speaks about making sure what she is carrying isn't too heavy.
  • [31:41] Blake gives his insights into Jessica writing down her routines.
  • [34:05] Erika discusses changing routines and how difficult they are for Jessica.
  • [36:48] Jessica gives the energy pull that keeps her from her routines a name.
  • [37:58] Routines are built like the bricks of a building, one brick at a time.
  • [41:55] How sensitive are you to your environment?
  • [42:50] Erika discusses how perfect Jessica is for her business.
  • [45:03] Jessica talks about her meditation room being upstairs now, instead of being downstairs like it usually is and why.
  • [48:00] Blake asks Jessica a question about putting down a sword.
  • [50:49] Erika shares her insights into what Jessica is talking about.
  • [53:58] Are you stuck in a state of hypervigilance?
  • [56:22] Eric wants to know how to make Jessica aware of her hypervigilance.
  • [59:14] Jessica talks about the feeling she gets before she gets into her zone of brilliance.
  • [1:02:01] How do you complicate simplicity?
  • [1:03:11] Jessica speaks about what she is taking away from this discussion.
  • [1:05:50] Thank you all for being on the show!
  • [1:06:36] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron, click on our Patreon tab at www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

Support the Podcast on Patreon

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

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Direct download: 346_Mastermind_Session_-_Routines_with_Jessica.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

What role does your schedule play in your effort to get things done? Listen to this mastermind episode with Eric, Jessica, Natalie, Blake, and Erika in the hot seat. Erika needs help with actually looking at and following the schedule she makes for herself on this episode of ADHD reWired.

 

Erika discusses taking the time to put everything on her schedule, but her resistance is to look at it. They talk about how the pandemic has eroded everyone's schedule and the difficulty they have had trying to get back on it. Blake speaks about how to balance event reminders on google calendars, and Jessica digs deeper into Erika's resistance to her schedule.

 

Eric shares how difficult it is to stop one task to move onto another task, Blake talks about chaotic situations, and Natalie speaks about Erika's goal for the year of becoming a functional adult. Doing multiple tasks is difficult, but doing one thing really well is something that people with ADHD excel at.

 

Eric believes that Erika should schedule her number one priority first because the later in the day you get, the less stuff on the calendar will get completed. Erika shares that she feels like her schedule is a punisher, not a partner and Jessica asks if she could look at her calendar as more of an assistant than a dictator.

 

Between Eric, Natalie, Jessica, and Blake, Erika feels like they have given her some great insights and will try to implement the things they have suggested. She doesn't know if she will ever be friends with her schedule, but she will try to let it assist her in her daily tasks. 

 

You'll learn:

  • [03:07] Erika shares what she needs the mastermind's support for today.
  • [04:27] Eric asks Erika to describe her relationship with schedules.
  • [05:38] When you schedule your day, how much stuff do you put on it?
  • [06:30] Eric shares his thoughts on what Erika is putting on her schedule.
  • [08:41] Jessica gives Erika her insights.
  • [11:50] Erika discusses how the pandemic eroded her routine.
  • [13:42] Eric wants to know what kinds of technology Erika has available where she is working.
  • [15:58] What are your default settings on your calendar for reminders?
  • [17:02] Blake speaks about how to balance event reminders on google calendar.
  • [24:50] Jessica talks about Erika's resistance to looking at her schedule.
  • [26:52] Eric discusses wrapping up the current task before starting a new one.
  • [29:59] Blake shares how hard it is to handle a chaotic situation.
  • [31:29] Natalie speaks about resentment.
  • [33:24] Natalie talks about Erika's goal for the year of becoming a functional adult.
  • [35:46] Eric believes we can do one thing really well, but when you add things, it all goes to hell.
  • [36:58] Schedule your number one priority first for the day.
  • [43:22] Erika feels like her schedule is a punisher, not a partner.
  • [45:00] Jessica wants to know if Erika can look at her schedule like an assistant instead of a dictator.
  • [49:32] Blake shares his insights into Erika's questions.
  • [52:38] Eric discusses what he does when he feels resistance to following his calendar.
  • [53:29] Jessica speaks about how she handles her calendar.
  • [55:11] Natalie shares how she punished and bullied herself around getting things done.
  • [58:27] Let your calendar be the reflection of the life you want.
  • [1:00:14] Erika shares her takeaway from today's mastermind.
  • [1:03:27] Thank you for listening!
  • [104:03] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron, click on our Patreon tab at www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

Support the Podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

 

Direct download: ADHD_345_Mastermind_Session_-_Sticking_to_the_Plan_with_Erika.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

"Rather than looking at a job as just a paycheck, look at it in terms of the skills it's teaching you." Listen as Eric Tivers with his guest, Brendan Mahan, answer questions from the listeners in our monthly Q & A session of ADHD reWired. We are taking questions from you, the listener, about situations you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional; we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers. 

Ben starts off the questions with one about strategies to keep the novelty of a new job from wearing off. Another question is about how to keep from losing motivation and productivity at work, and Ella has a question for Brendan about the wall of awful; she wants to know how to find the door. Another listener wants to know where to look for a career counselor for someone with ADHD, and Richard wants to know how to become good at being a morning person.

Listen as Eric and Brendan coach Bri on how to keep her new job when she has been fired from so many, Shalene has a question about knowing she has ADHD but not having been diagnosed, and the best way to find a provider. Zora would like to know how to motivate herself to exercise at home. To finish this episode, a listener asks some questions around her ADHD meds, raising her blood pressure, and what she can do about it.

Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you have been prescribed a drug, you should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are useful for all people. There are various options, and you'll need individual help to determine which medicines are right for you.

We covered a wide range of topics, and we provide some creative takeaways no matter what stage you're in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we discuss your questions and the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD.

Your Resources:

You'll learn:

  • [01:57] Welcome to our monthly Q & A with Brendan Mahan.
  • [02:49] Eric shares a crazy dream he had last night.
  • [03:48] Brendan interprets Eric's dream.
  • [05:22] Ben has a question about strategy when the novelty wears off of his new job.
  • [06:36] Eric addresses this question with some strategies he can use.
  • [08:16] Brendan says to connect with people who are doing what he is doing to have someone to talk to for motivation.
  • [11:18] The next question is about losing motivation and productivity at work.
  • [11:18] Brendan speaks about some things that have worked for him.
  • [12:47] Eric discusses how he deals with this issue.
  • [15:40] Brendan talks about how he plans his week.
  • [16:47] Ella has a question around the wall of awful; she wants to find the door out.
  • [17:27] Brendan describes the wall of awful and how to get past it.
  • [20:27] Ella walks through a scenario so that the guys can help her find the door.
  • [27:13] Are there many career counselors for people with ADHD?
  • [27:23] Eric refers them to his friend that is a career counselor and gives a shout out.
  • [28:25] Richards asks what good ways to want to become a morning person are.
  • [28:34] Brendan says to get a dog because then you are forced to get up.
  • [29:02] Eric gives his thoughts to Richard.
  • [31:24] Bri has a question about a new job and how to stop her fear of losing the job.
  • [33:06] Eric speaks about having 21 jobs before he was 21 and shares his insights.
  • [34:38] Bri shares that she was recently diagnosed with ADHD and had a visual disability.
  • [36:14] Brendan jumps in to help Bri like her job.
  • [37:59] "Rather than looking at a job as just a paycheck, look at it in terms of the skills it's teaching you."
  • [41:36] Eric shares about a book he has read recently.
  • [46:01] Eric tells Bri to have an open discussion with her boss about her inability to be on time.
  • [48:03] In ADHD and life, keep trying things.
  • [51:30] Shalene wants suggestions for people who know they have ADHD but have never been officially diagnosed.
  • [52:12] Brendan breaks the question down for Shalene.
  • [53:21] Eric speaks about how to find a provider to diagnose her ADHD.
  • [55:25] If ADHD is one of like ten specialties, they don't specialize in ADHD.
  • [55:34] Zora asks how to motivate herself, to work out at home and how boring it is to be stuck at home.
  • [55:51] Brendan says to buy a sandbag and explains why.
  • [56:44] Eric talks about joining the Peloton movement.
  • [58:30] Hunter asks for recent bio hacks/exercise routines/that you have been experimenting with?
  • [59:18] Brendan shares his Monkii Ball and what he uses it for.
  • [1:01:57] A listener is having issues with their ADHD meds that are increasing their blood pressure.
  • [1:02:44] Eric discusses some things the listener can do number one is talking to your doctor.
  • [1:03:22] What is a positive and healthy way to include our significant others in our short- and long-term planning when they have an aversion to planning?
  • [1:03:31] Brendan says to talk to them in advance and ask them what they want to be included in.
  • [1:04:45] Matthew has a habit of buying things off Amazon and has issues returning the items.
  • [1:05:10] Eric gives his tips for returning items.
  • [1:06:26] Brendan shares that he has trained himself to stop and wait until the next day and see if he still wants it.
  • [1:07:23] Thank you, Brendon, for being on the show!
  • [1:08:41] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron by clicking on our Patreon tab at www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

Support the Podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

 

Direct download: 344_September_2020_QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

"Being in the Arts as an ADHD person, I need something that engages me; it is what makes me feel alive." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Sarah Gise discuss being an artist with ADHD, how she stays focused, and the stigma around ADHD in the creative profession plus much more on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Sarah is an actor, teacher, artist, director, and audiobook narrator who grew up in San Antonio, TX, but moved in 2013 to Chicago. She holds a BFA in acting from the University of Southern California and, in 2013, received the LA Weekly Best Actress Award for her performance in the Belle of Belfast. Sarah also has a podcast called The ADHD Artist.

Sarah discusses the inspiration behind starting the podcast, the focus she finds when performing, but how distracted she can get during rehearsals and auditions. Sarah believes that Mindfulness meditation saved her life and career, and she shares the time she went blank on stage during a performance.

Listen, as Sarah speaks about the theatre company she is a part of, the raw, relevant, and rare productions they do and the most memorable performance she had done with the company. Sarah also talks about how she keeps performances interesting and exciting when doing the same show repeatedly.

Sarah says that she is in mourning because of the theatres being shut down and what she has been doing to keep her creative juices flowing and her mental health healthy. Are you an artistic person? Listen and see if you can relate to the things that Sarah has gone through.

You'll learn:

  • [03:19] Welcome to the show, Sarah!
  • [04:17] Sarah shares what she remembers about growing up with ADHD.
  • [07:04] How did your family react when you were diagnosed with ADHD?
  • [07:55] Listen, as Sarah discusses performing in a performance group since she was about eight and her love of dancing and singing and art.
  • [09:57] Eric shares that the idea of going to school for music was something he didn't get to do.
  • [12:20] How hard is it to be in the arts as an ADHD person?
  • [15:15] Sarah speaks about the culture shock she had when she moved to Chicago and went to college.
  • [17:01] Sarah discusses how Adderall messed her up when she first started college.
  • [24:41] Listen as Sarah speaks about the stigma around ADHD in the creative profession.
  • [27:46] Sarah shares the inspiration behind starting the podcast.
  • [29:28] When Sarah is performing, she rarely loses focus because she is so immersed, but she gets distracted in auditions and rehearsals.
  • [31:19] Mindfulness meditation saved her life and career.
  • [33:37] Have you ever been performing on stage and blanked?
  • [38:04] Sarah describes the Interrobang Theatre Project that she is a part of.
  • [40:45] Sarah talks about the projects that Interrobang produces, which are always raw, relevant, and rare.
  • [42:04] What is the most moving or memorable performance that you have done with this company?
  • [43:45] Sarah shares how they keep it interesting and exciting when you do the same show over and over, sometimes twice a day.
  • [45:30] What are you and the theatre community doing during the pandemic closures?
  • [47:18] Eric and Sarah discuss what major key points that she would want in a show about The ADHD Artist.
  • [50:18] Sarah speaks about what she is doing during the shutdown to keep her creative juices flowing and her mental health healthy.
  • [52:49] Eric talks about recently discovering that he can draw; he didn't know he could do it.
  • [54:48] Sarah shares some final thoughts with the listeners.
  • [55:58] Thank you so much for being on the show!
  • [57:09] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron click on our Patreon tap at www.ADHDreWired.com

Find Sarah:

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

Support the Podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

 

Direct download: 343_The_ADHD_Artist_-_Sarah_Gise.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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