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Are you looking to experience a better year with managing your ADHD? The very first and crucial step is to build on self-awareness. This step can make or break how well you live your life with ADHD. It is the starting point for changing your experience, improving your quality of life and achieving your desired goals. You might be thinking: “Look, I’m already well aware of what it means to have ADHD. Thank you very much! “ Maybe you are, but my guess is you are more-so aware of all the
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“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”  Winston Churchill Approaching your endeavors with the single-minded focus of a world-class athlete may take more effort for someone with ADHD.  When it comes to world-class athletes, they work hard to achieve their goals because they know that talent will only take them so far. The ones who truly excel in sports, as well as life, are those who simply outwork everyone else.     Here are some of the
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Sustaining effort is about the ability to sustain attention through a project or assignment that is not very stimulating or rewarding.  We’ve all been there and know how difficult it is to do. Imagine knowing that you have a class project to do that will take up to 12 hours to complete. My overwhelming thoughts would be “Are you kidding? I don’t even know where to begin!” Begin at the first step is what anyone will tell you. Or, break it into small steps. Good advice, but not that easy for
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The Roman myth of Janus is an example of our thoughts this time of year.  Janus is a two-faced god who is looking forward to the future and backward at the past.  It is believed that the month of January is named after him. For college students, Winter Break is an excellent opportunity to look at the past and plan for the future. Oftentimes, students with ADHD, LD and Executive Function challenges look at past attempts to succeed as failures. They harbor negative thoughts about their
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