312: ADHD, Love & Chores!

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This week on the show, we’re picking up where we left off in our conversation with Melissa Orlov last week with key strategies on managing chores in an ADHD/Non-ADHD relationship. How do you maintain peace through the roadblocks of relationship challenges in keeping your home operating smoothly? We review Melissa’s five-step approach and share our ideas that help cement your efforts to even the field in the home. 

Plus, new this week we’re launching our very own Patreon! We count on support from listeners to continue to grow this podcast. If you've ever found the show a support to you in building the living systems you need to live with ADHD, we appreciate that you consider a regular donation through Patreon. Thank you!

We’re celebrating ADHD Awareness Month! Nikki will be presenting in the online ADHD Awareness Expo — a free virtual conference of ADHD Experts taking place October 1-7. Register now and learn more about organizing, time management, productivity, mindfulness and more, all in the context of ADHD!

Plus, October 3rd and October 17th, Nikki will be hosting two mysteryADHD webinars at 3 pm (Pacific). If you want to register, you do need to do so online, please sign up for the newsletter to make sure you don’t miss them. 

Every Friday starting September 22nd through the end of October, Nikki will be jumping on Facebook Live at 3 pm! She has different topics for each Friday and a chance for you to ask any questions you may have and get answers live!

For the month of October, we’re holding a promotion on coaching services and online products — you won’t want to miss it — be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get all of the details!

Links & Notes

309: Two Things You Need to Know to Make ANY Routine Successful

If you’ve been listening to the show for awhile, you know we love our routines. In the ADHD biz, routines are the gold standard for making change in your life. Running late? Better come up with a new routine! Lost your keys again? Better routine! But here’s the trick: just because routines are simple does not mean they are easy.

307: Get One More Project DONE — Fight the Dog Days of Summer and ADHD!

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As some parts of the country are just cresting back-to-school season, most of us are languishing in the final days of a hot summer. If you’ve been industrious at all, the projects you really want to have taken on are likely done. But what about the last few undesirables? You know those projects that take the extra push because you don’t want to do them, the environment isn’t conducive to doing them, and you’re exhausted from all the other great stuff you’ve been doing — and living with ADHD makes tackling those projects so much harder!

This week on the show, we’ve got some ideas for getting out of the rut to get one last project wrapped before the summer ends.

Finally, we mentioned a project Pete recently completed about Rory, the young man facing a big transition as he graduates from middle school and moves to high school. We hope you'll take a few minutes to watch it. 

Rory Neely is enormously charismatic. He's warm and kind, shakes hands with gusto, and revels in flags of all sizes. He lives with Down syndrome and autism, and thanks to the love and effort of his family and educational support team, he serves as a symbol of life as he moves into a future so many never expected him to experience.

306: Evaluating Options — Lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s “Option B”

Thanks to a listener email inspired by a recent book recommendation on Nikki’s newsletter, we’re revisiting a book that has been inspirational in our search for joy when confronted with hopelessness. We’re talking about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy and using Sandberg’s journey through grief at the loss of her husband as a jumping off point for a conversation around finding hope, peace, and grace.

302: Embracing Problems, Finding Happiness

We’re diving head-first into our problems this week thanks to some inspiration from the Godfather of Help himself, Tony Robbins. Our journey is ultimately one of celebrating the lessons we learn from our challenges and adversity in our lives, collecting those experiences, and using them to make us stronger. If you've ever found yourself wandering through your own pain a bit too listlessly, maybe it’s time to sit up, reframe, and face the world anew.  

 

300: Q & A Spectacular!

300: Q & A Spectacular!

The 300-episode milestone is a big one! We’ve got 10 giant questions in store, from thoughts on finding a new job to moving and accepting help in the process, to note-taking technology, managing emotions and yes… even cookies! Thanks to everyone who wrote in and thanks even more for downloading and listening to this show. For everyone who’s been on the road with us as we’ve grown with this podcast, we couldn’t have done it without you. As always, thank you for your time and attention!

298: Time Hacks To Do Right Now! (Plus introducing Organizing Time with ADHD!)

We’re all about time today, and with good reason! Today’s the day we launch Organizing Time with ADHD, Nikki’s latest online course! We walk through the intention of the course today, and just a few of the ins and outs of what you can expect. Then we offer 10 time hacks you can implement right now that will help you get a handle on your time while living with ADHD!

296: Don't Fall Into the ADHD Shame Spiral!

You start things, and then you don’t finish them. It’s the nature of being human to fall off the productivity bandwagon from time to time, but when you’re living with ADHD, what comes with unfinished tasks and projects is a feeling of overwhelm, avoidance, shame, and guilt that can cause you to drift into the shame spiral. Don’t fall for it! The ADHD Shame Spiral is a lie! This week on the show, we’re talking about the shame spiral, and how to break up your work in such a way that you’re finishing as much as you start, and you can celebrate every single accomplishment!