In an enlightening episode of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast, co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris engage in a conversation about the power of creating shortcuts and automations to enhance productivity and streamline repetitive tasks. Recognizing the challenges faced by individuals with ADHD, Tara and Lynne provide practical insights and strategies to make daily to-dos easier, faster, and more efficient.

The episode begins with Tara and Lynne acknowledging the common struggles experienced by individuals with ADHD when it comes to managing repetitive tasks. They recognize that these tasks can be time-consuming, overwhelming, and easily forgotten, leading to frustration and a sense of being stuck in a never-ending cycle.

To overcome these challenges, Tara and Lynne introduce the concept of creating shortcuts and automations. They highlight the importance of finding ways to simplify tasks, eliminate unnecessary steps, and streamline processes. By doing so, individuals can save time, reduce cognitive load, and increase productivity.

One key strategy discussed by the co-hosts is the utilization of technology to automate repetitive tasks. They explore various digital tools and applications that can help individuals automate reminders, organize information, and streamline workflows. By harnessing the power of technology, individuals can offload cognitive burden and rely on systems to handle routine tasks.

Tara and Lynne also emphasize the importance of creating physical shortcuts and systems. They suggest implementing strategies such as establishing designated spaces for frequently used items, creating checklists or templates for recurring tasks, and implementing visual cues to prompt action. These physical shortcuts can serve as reminders and eliminate the need for constant decision-making, allowing individuals to complete tasks more efficiently.

The co-hosts discuss the significance of establishing routines and habits to further optimize productivity. They emphasize the power of consistency and repetition in creating automatic responses to tasks. By implementing consistent routines, individuals can reduce decision fatigue and increase their capacity to focus on more important aspects of their day.

Furthermore, Tara and Lynne delve into the importance of setting realistic expectations and prioritizing tasks. They encourage individuals to identify the most crucial tasks and allocate their time and energy accordingly. By focusing on essential activities and delegating or eliminating non-essential ones, individuals can optimize their productivity and prevent overwhelm.

The co-hosts also discuss the potential challenges and roadblocks that individuals may encounter when trying to implement shortcuts and automations. They address the resistance to change and the fear of trying new approaches. Tara and Lynne provide guidance on overcoming these obstacles by emphasizing the incremental implementation of shortcuts and allowing for experimentation and adjustment. They emphasize the need for self-compassion and patience during this process.

Throughout the episode, Tara and Lynne highlight the importance of self-awareness in identifying individual strengths, preferences, and areas for improvement. They stress the significance of tailoring shortcuts and automations to fit each person’s unique needs and circumstances. By understanding their own patterns and tendencies, individuals can design systems that work best for them.

In conclusion, the episode featuring Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris on the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast offers valuable insights and strategies for creating shortcuts and automations to enhance productivity. By simplifying tasks, utilizing technology, establishing routines, and setting realistic expectations, individuals with ADHD can optimize their efficiency, reduce overwhelm, and free up mental space for more important endeavors. Through experimentation, self-awareness, and a willingness to embrace change, individuals can empower themselves to work smarter, not harder, and find greater ease and satisfaction in their daily 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, 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, and text keyword “HACK” to 33777 to get her 7 Fool-Proof Productivity Hacks for overwhelmed 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.

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