In a powerful and insightful episode of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast, co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris join forces to discuss the importance of self-care and self-protection strategies for individuals with adult ADHD. With their expertise and compassion, they explore the ways in which developing and practicing effective self-care and self-protection strategies can help manage and overcome the stress and overwhelm commonly experienced by those with ADHD. Throughout the episode, Tara and Lynne provide valuable insights and practical tips on how to begin using these strategies and, more importantly, how to maintain them for long-term well-being.
The co-hosts begin by highlighting the vital role of self-care in managing ADHD. They stress the importance of understanding that self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity for individuals with ADHD to thrive and function at their best. Tara and Lynne discuss the unique challenges faced by those with ADHD, such as executive function deficits, emotional dysregulation, and sensory sensitivities, which can lead to increased stress and overwhelm. They emphasize that self-care strategies are crucial for managing these challenges and maintaining overall mental and emotional well-being.
Tara and Lynne then delve into various self-care strategies that can be beneficial for individuals with ADHD. They discuss the importance of establishing daily routines and structure, engaging in regular physical exercise, and prioritizing sleep and nutrition. By incorporating these practices into daily life, individuals can optimize their brain function, reduce stress, and enhance their ability to focus and manage emotions. The co-hosts also emphasize the significance of self-compassion and setting boundaries to protect one’s mental and emotional energy.
In addition to self-care, Tara and Lynne emphasize the importance of self-protection strategies. They discuss the challenges individuals with ADHD may face, such as difficulty saying no, people-pleasing tendencies, and a tendency to take on too many responsibilities. The co-hosts offer practical advice on setting boundaries, communicating assertively, and learning to prioritize one’s own needs and well-being. They emphasize the importance of recognizing and honoring personal limits to prevent burnout and overwhelm.
Tara and Lynne also address the common obstacles individuals face when implementing self-care and self-protection strategies. They acknowledge that starting and maintaining these practices can be challenging, particularly for those with ADHD who may struggle with consistency and follow-through. The co-hosts provide valuable insights on how to overcome these obstacles, including breaking tasks into smaller, more manageable steps, seeking accountability and support from trusted individuals or support groups, and incorporating self-reflection and self-evaluation into the process.
Throughout the episode, Tara and Lynne emphasize the importance of creating systems and routines that support self-care and self-protection. They encourage listeners to experiment with different strategies, find what works best for them individually, and adapt as needed. The co-hosts also stress the importance of ongoing self-awareness and reflection to identify areas of improvement and ensure that self-care and self-protection remain a priority in daily life.
In conclusion, Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris provide a wealth of knowledge and practical advice on self-care and self-protection strategies for individuals with adult ADHD. By implementing these strategies, individuals can effectively manage and overcome stress and overwhelm associated with ADHD, leading to improved overall well-being and quality of life. With their empathetic approach and valuable insights, Tara and Lynne empower listeners to prioritize self-care and take the necessary steps to protect their mental, emotional, and physical health.
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 .