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Contest! ADHD Women’s Palooza Feb. 6-11. Win Prizes if you Enter Now!

Posted on February 02, 2017

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Contest! Win your way into the ADHD Palooza, the week-long online event for women with ADHD Feb. 6-11, 2017! Learn from the top ADHD experts in the world: Sari Solden, Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. Russell Barkley, Dr. Ellen Littman, Dr. John Ratey, and many more.

The event is free if you attend live, but if you can’t or just want to own every single session, you can win:

1st prize: The Pink Ticket event happening Saturday, Feb. 11. Connect with other women with ADHD and hang out with me, Terry Matlen, and Linda Roggli- ADHD experts/ authors and co-creaters of the Palooza.

Prize includes the Encore Package (all 36 sessions for you to own and enjoy- ($147 value).

2nd prize: The entire Encore Package ($97 value).

 

How to enter:

1. Simply register for the Palooza (it’s free!) at http://bit.ly/2jU7cPh

2. “Like” my ADD Consults page at www.Facebook.com/ADDconsults.

3. Find the contest announcement post at the top of that page. “Like” and share it.

 

Contest ends Feb. 10, so “like” and share today. Good luck to all! 

Not interested in the contest but just want to attend the event? (there is no charge!)- then register today at http://bit.ly/2jU7cPh

See you there!

 

 


Join my Queens of Distraction and Toss your Clutter to the Curb – 20% off

Posted on January 16, 2017

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      Work with me online in a secret, exclusive private Facebook page to get rid of your clutter!

  • Paper piles
  • Closets
  • Desks
  • Getting to work on time
  • Filing……

We do it all, as a group. And we have fun. So join me today at 20% off my membership fee!

www.QueensOfDistraction.com


How to Manage ADHD and Perfectionism

Posted on January 07, 2017

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Does your need for perfectionism paralyze you to the point of not being able to start a project, let alone finish it?

What’s going on with all this? Is it the fear of making a mistake, thus avoiding the whole thing altogether? Why is there so much anxiety about this? Why do we hold ourselves to a higher standard than others?

My guess is that when confronted with a task or project, we freeze because to us, it represents another potential failure and lord knows, we’ve had enough to last more than a lifetime. And guess what? Many of those “failures” are perceived ones- not actual ones. We hold in our heads the idea (ideal?) of perfection: a home where everything is in its place- no piles of stuff taking over the dining room table. No clean clothes still sitting in laundry baskets on our bedroom floors. No dishes sitting for two days or two weeks in the sink.

The idea of jumping in and taking care of such tasks can be terrifying (and WE with ADD “get” this, whereas those without…well…they usually scratch their heads and wonder what all the fuss is about. But why do we care so deeply?).

It’s this black and white thinking: we think we HAVE to have perfection in how we manage our chores. And we question our ability to accomplish this “perfection”.

 

What do we do about it?

 

We have to change our expectations of ourselves, of our homes, offices, desks, craft rooms, basements, cars, and most of all, our brains. We are not wired the same as neurotypicals, but that doesn’t make us any less able, less intelligent, less creative. In fact, in my 20 years of working with ADHD adults, I see more creativity than anywhere else.

 

Here’s my suggestion:

 

When you come nose to nose with a task that you’re avoiding, dreading and fearing, don’t look at the final outcome as perfection. Look at it as a work in progress.

Can you spend just 10 minutes on one task that has been on the back burner of your brain, making you feel crappy about yourself?

I invite you to post briefly what that task is, and how you plan to get started on it. Post your plan in the Comment section below.

You can do it. I’ll be looking over your shoulder, gently encouraging you, too.

Need help? Well, that’s what I’m here for! Join me and the Queens of Distraction and we’ll help you get started AND see you through. Join today at my New Year’s Special pricing (20% off): www.QueensOfDistraction.com .