In a thought-provoking podcast episode, Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris come together to explore the connection between getting back on track and adult ADHD. They dive deep into the challenges faced by individuals with ADHD in staying focused, organized, and productive, and share practical strategies to help them regain control and find their way back on track.
Tara and Lynne begin the discussion by acknowledging the common struggles experienced by adults with ADHD in maintaining focus and staying on track with their goals and responsibilities. They highlight how the symptoms of ADHD, such as difficulty with sustained attention, impulsivity, and disorganization, can contribute to a sense of being off track and can lead to feelings of frustration and overwhelm.
The co-hosts emphasize the importance of understanding the root causes of getting off track and the impact it has on various aspects of life. They delve into the role of executive functions in maintaining focus, managing time, and staying organized, and how challenges in these areas can disrupt daily routines and derail progress.
Throughout the episode, Tara and Lynne share practical strategies to help individuals with ADHD get back on track:
1. Mindset and self-compassion: The co-hosts stress the significance of adopting a positive mindset and practicing self-compassion when faced with setbacks or getting off track. They encourage listeners to be kind to themselves, acknowledge that everyone has ups and downs, and approach their journey with patience and understanding.
2. Identify triggers and patterns: Tara and Lynne discuss the importance of identifying triggers and patterns that contribute to getting off track. They encourage listeners to reflect on common situations or environments that tend to derail their focus or organization. By recognizing these triggers, individuals can develop strategies to mitigate their impact and prevent future derailments.
3. Time management and organization: The co-hosts delve into the critical role of effective time management and organization in getting back on track. They explore strategies such as creating routines, utilizing calendars and to-do lists, breaking tasks into smaller manageable steps, and setting realistic deadlines. By implementing these techniques, individuals can regain a sense of structure and control.
4. Prioritization and goal-setting: Tara and Lynne discuss the importance of prioritizing tasks and setting clear goals to stay focused and on track. They emphasize the power of breaking down larger goals into smaller, actionable steps and utilizing techniques like the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) framework. By setting clear priorities and goals, individuals can direct their energy and efforts more effectively.
5. Support systems: The co-hosts highlight the value of seeking support systems to aid in getting back on track. They discuss the benefits of connecting with friends, family, support groups, or professionals who understand ADHD and can provide guidance, accountability, and encouragement. By building a strong support network, individuals can receive the necessary support and motivation to stay on track.
6. Mindfulness and self-awareness: Tara and Lynne delve into the role of mindfulness and self-awareness in getting back on track. They explore the practice of being present in the moment, observing thoughts and emotions without judgment, and cultivating self-awareness of ADHD-related challenges. By developing mindfulness skills, individuals can increase their ability to recognize when they are off track and take proactive steps to regain focus.
Throughout the episode, Tara and Lynne provide practical insights and strategies that resonate with individuals with ADHD. They stress the importance of finding approaches that work best for each individual, as everyone’s journey is unique. By implementing these strategies and approaches, individuals with ADHD can navigate the challenges of getting back on track, regain control, and ultimately thrive in their personal and professional lives.
Tara McGillicuddy is described by those who know her – clients, fellow leaders, and community – as dedicated to the deep, soulful energetic-level shifts required by life. Whether she’s helping to SEE your life more clearly, identify where you’re stuck, tuning into sacred energies OR she’s helping to build a practical life with tools, structure, physical help and precise action steps, she is committed to giving everything she knows to help you live your best life and to feel fulfilled by it.
Tara has been known and celebrated in the ADHD community for decades of practical and long-lasting shifts in tens of thousands in her communities. The creator of ADDClasses.com, The ADHD Awareness Expo and ADHD Support Talk Radio Tara is one of the longest-standing leaders in the field. Over the years she has also honed her natural skills as an empath. She now also combines the rare gift of sight and energetic knowing and her latest project is Empath Now a resource to help Empower Empaths.
Podcast Co-Host Lynne Edris is a Productivity & ADHD Coach who helps overwhelmed professionals from all over the world learn to accomplish what they intend and take control of their days with ease so that they can perform at the level of their abilities and have more time, more energy and more bandwidth for what matters most to them. Lynne is a woman, wife, and mom with ADHD herself, so she understands the struggles and challenges of living with ADHD. She has gone from living in the constant state of chaos, overwhelm, and under-performance that adults with ADHD know far too well, to living a life of more success and fulfillment than she once dreamed possible. Her passion is to help others fulfill their own potential and start “firing on all cylinders” in all areas of your life. You can learn more about Lynne at www.CoachingADDvantages.com, and text keyword “HACK” to 33777 to get her 7 Fool-Proof Productivity Hacks for unfocused professionals!
ADHD Support Talk Radio is an award winning Podcast for Adults with ADD / ADHD. Co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris are joined by Adult ADHD experts and they cover important topics related to Adult ADD / ADHD. Podcast guests include Dr. Edward Hallowell, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Dr. Ari Tuckman, Laurie Dupar, Terry Matlen and many more.
Tara McGillicuddy is the Producer, Owner and Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Tara with general questions or feedback about the podcast.
Lynne Edris is the Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Lynne with feedback about her episodes.