In a thought-provoking episode of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast, co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris explore the challenges of getting back on track with ADHD, particularly during transitions and periods of stress. With their wealth of knowledge and expertise, they share valuable insights and practical strategies to help individuals navigate these obstacles and make the process of getting back on course easier and more successful.
One of the key points emphasized by Tara and Lynne is the understanding of how ADHD can impact transitions. They shed light on the difficulties that individuals with ADHD may face, such as struggling with change and adaptability, executive functioning impairments, and sensitivity to environmental shifts. These challenges can often lead to procrastination, avoidance, overwhelm, and a loss of focus and direction during transitions.
Recognizing the importance of transition management, Tara and Lynne stress the need to establish realistic expectations and build resilience and flexibility. By acknowledging that transitions can be challenging for individuals with ADHD, they encourage listeners to seek support systems and utilize available resources to navigate these periods more effectively.
The co-hosts then delve into various strategies for getting back on course. They highlight the significance of cultivating self-awareness and adopting a mindset shift. Accepting setbacks and mistakes, embracing a growth mindset, and practicing self-compassion and positive affirmations can help individuals regain their focus and motivation.
Establishing routines and structure is another crucial aspect discussed by Tara and Lynne. They emphasize the importance of identifying personal triggers and patterns, creating consistent daily routines, and using visual cues and reminders to support organization and productivity. By breaking tasks into manageable steps and prioritizing goals, individuals can make progress and celebrate small victories along the way.
Managing distractions and improving focus is an essential component of getting back on track. Tara and Lynne suggest creating a distraction-free environment, utilizing focus tools and techniques like the Pomodoro Technique, and practicing mindfulness and deep breathing exercises to enhance concentration and productivity.
The co-hosts also emphasize the significance of seeking external support and accountability. Engaging in ADHD coaching or therapy, joining support groups and online communities, and building a network of trusted individuals can provide invaluable guidance, encouragement, and assistance throughout the journey of getting back on course.
Transitions and stress often go hand in hand, and Tara and Lynne devote a significant portion of the discussion to coping with stress and overwhelm. They emphasize that stress can exacerbate ADHD symptoms and impair executive functioning skills. To manage stress, they recommend prioritizing self-care and healthy lifestyle habits, incorporating relaxation and mindfulness practices, engaging in physical exercise and recreation, and seeking professional support and therapy when needed.
In conclusion, Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris deliver a wealth of knowledge and practical strategies to help individuals with ADHD get back on course during transitions and periods of stress. By implementing the discussed techniques, individuals can enhance their ability to manage challenges, maintain focus, and achieve success. With patience, self-compassion, and the right support, it becomes easier to navigate through the complexities of ADHD and find a path that leads to personal growth and fulfillment.
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.