In a transformative and enlightening episode of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast, co-host Lynne Edris delves into the common struggles adults with ADHD face regarding time management, productivity, procrastination, and avoidance. Lynne sheds light on the root causes of these challenges, emphasizing that they are not solely about time or productivity. She offers valuable insights to increase awareness and provides practical strategies to overcome the obstacles of busyness and “procrastivity” that hinder individuals from achieving their intentions. Additionally, Lynne introduces her 6-week Get It Done group program, designed to address the underlying factors that contribute to overwhelm, avoidance, and procrastination, and offers practical strategies to empower individuals to accomplish their goals effectively.
Lynne begins the episode by acknowledging the pervasive difficulties adults with ADHD encounter when it comes to managing time and staying productive. She highlights the common misconceptions surrounding time management and explains that the root cause of these challenges lies within the individual’s mindset and approach, rather than a lack of time or productivity skills.
One of the key insights Lynne shares is the concept of “procrastivity,” a term she uses to describe the tendency to engage in busywork or non-essential tasks as a form of procrastination. She explains that individuals with ADHD often struggle with prioritizing tasks and focusing on what truly matters, leading to a cycle of busyness that hinders their ability to make progress. By increasing awareness of this pattern, individuals can identify when they are engaging in procrastivity and redirect their efforts toward more meaningful and productive endeavors.
Lynne emphasizes the importance of understanding one’s intentions and aligning actions with those intentions. She encourages listeners to reflect on their core values and goals, helping them establish a clear direction and purpose in their daily lives. By maintaining a strong connection to their intentions, individuals can overcome the temptation to engage in procrastivity and make intentional choices that move them closer to their desired outcomes.
To address the challenges of time management and productivity, Lynne introduces her 6-week Get It Done group program. This program focuses on addressing the underlying factors that contribute to overwhelm, avoidance, and procrastination by exploring the mindset and self-perception that impact one’s ability to take action. The program offers practical strategies, tools, and support to help individuals shift their mindset, overcome self-sabotaging behaviors, and develop effective time management habits.
Throughout the episode, Lynne shares a range of practical strategies and insights to help individuals improve their time management and productivity. Some of these strategies include:
1. Mindfulness and Self-Awareness: Cultivating mindfulness and self-awareness allows individuals to recognize their patterns of busyness, procrastination, and avoidance. By observing these behaviors without judgment, individuals can make conscious choices to redirect their focus and prioritize effectively.
2. Prioritization and Time Blocking: Breaking tasks down into smaller, manageable steps and allocating specific time blocks for each task helps individuals prioritize their activities and maintain focus on the most important and urgent tasks.
3. Setting Realistic Expectations: Understanding one’s limitations and setting realistic expectations is crucial for effective time management. This involves recognizing that not everything can be done at once and making peace with prioritizing tasks based on their importance and deadlines.
4. Breaking Tasks into Chunks: Breaking larger tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks reduces feelings of overwhelm and makes them more achievable. This approach allows individuals to make progress incrementally, boosting motivation and reducing the likelihood of procrastination.
5. External Accountability: Seeking external accountability, such as working with a coach, joining a support group, or sharing goals with a trusted friend or colleague, can provide the necessary structure and support to stay on track and overcome procrastination.
6. Developing a Positive Mindset: Cultivating a positive mindset and adopting self-compassion is essential for
overcoming self-doubt, fear, and perfectionism. By practicing self-acceptance and focusing on progress rather than perfection, individuals can develop a healthier approach to productivity and time management.
Throughout the episode, Lynne’s passion and expertise shine through as she provides practical strategies, actionable insights, and valuable resources to help individuals overcome time management challenges, avoid procrastination, and achieve their goals. By addressing the underlying mindset and applying the strategies shared, individuals can break free from the cycle of busyness, overcome avoidance and procrastination, and create a more fulfilling and productive life.
In conclusion, the episode featuring Lynne Edris on the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast delves into the common struggles adults with ADHD face regarding time management, productivity, procrastination, and avoidance. By highlighting the root causes of these challenges and providing practical strategies, Lynne empowers listeners to overcome busyness, “procrastivity,” and self-sabotaging behaviors. Through the 6-week Get It Done group program, individuals can address the underlying factors that contribute to overwhelm, avoidance, and procrastination, and develop practical strategies to align their actions with their intentions. By applying the insights and strategies shared in the episode, individuals can break free from the constraints of time management difficulties, regain control over their productivity, and experience a greater sense of fulfillment and accomplishment in their lives.
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.
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