In a captivating episode of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast, co-host Lynne Edris passionately discusses the significance of gratitude for adults with ADHD. She shares an important tip that should not be missed, highlighting how practicing gratitude can have a transformative impact on individuals’ lives.
Lynne starts the episode by addressing the common challenges faced by adults with ADHD, such as difficulty focusing, impulsivity, and distractibility. She emphasizes that while these challenges are real, it’s essential to shift the focus towards gratitude and appreciate the positive aspects of life.
The co-host stresses that gratitude is not just about saying “thank you” or expressing appreciation for specific things. It is a mindset, a way of viewing the world and recognizing the goodness that exists even in the midst of struggles. By cultivating a gratitude practice, individuals can shift their perspective and create a more positive and empowering narrative in their lives.
Lynne shares a valuable tip that can greatly enhance the practice of gratitude for individuals with ADHD. She suggests creating a “gratitude anchor” in the form of a physical object. This can be something as simple as a stone, a piece of jewelry, or a small item that individuals can carry with them throughout the day. Whenever they touch or see the anchor, it serves as a reminder to pause, take a breath, and consciously express gratitude for something in their lives.
The co-host explains that the purpose of the gratitude anchor is to create a habit of intentionally seeking out moments of gratitude throughout the day. By incorporating this practice into daily routines, individuals with ADHD can train their brains to focus on the positive aspects of life and build resilience in the face of challenges.
Lynne further explores the benefits of practicing gratitude for adults with ADHD. She highlights research that demonstrates how gratitude can improve overall well-being, enhance mental health, reduce stress, and increase feelings of happiness and contentment. For individuals with ADHD, who may experience heightened levels of stress and frustration, incorporating gratitude into their lives can provide a powerful antidote.
Additionally, Lynne shares practical strategies for integrating gratitude into daily routines. She suggests keeping a gratitude journal, where individuals can write down three things they are grateful for each day. This simple practice helps shift the focus towards positive experiences and cultivates a sense of appreciation.
Moreover, the co-host encourages listeners to express gratitude directly to others. Whether through a handwritten note, a phone call, or a heartfelt conversation, expressing gratitude to loved ones and colleagues can deepen relationships and create a positive ripple effect.
Lynne acknowledges that practicing gratitude may not come naturally to everyone, especially for individuals with ADHD who may have a tendency to focus on what’s not going well. However, she emphasizes that gratitude is a skill that can be developed with practice and consistency. Over time, individuals can rewire their brains to become more attuned to the positive aspects of life and experience greater fulfillment and joy.
In conclusion, the episode featuring Lynne Edris on the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast shines a light on the importance of gratitude for adults with ADHD. By cultivating a gratitude practice and incorporating a gratitude anchor into daily routines, individuals can shift their focus towards the positive aspects of life and experience transformative benefits. Lynne’s practical tips and insights provide a valuable roadmap for individuals with ADHD who seek to enhance their well-being, reduce stress, and cultivate a positive mindset. By embracing gratitude, individuals can unlock a world of possibilities and live more fulfilling and empowered 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 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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