Controlling the Overwhelm
I have one foot stuck in the overwhelm as if it were quicksand. I sometimes forget my own advice. When we are most overwhelmed it’s time to stop chasing the work and regroup.
Between a crashed car, some computer and staffing setbacks on the workfront, working up to the launch of the Academy and a general feeling of exhaustion, I’m... [Read more of this article]
Read this ASAP!
I need it ASAP!! You have to get this to them ASAP!!
Four words. As Soon As Possible.
The implication of ASAP is that the task at hand is so important, we don’t even have time to sound out the words. We are putting an easy label on the priority of this request. Too easy, if you ask me. Too easy to toss around. You probably know someone... [Read more of this article]
The Driving Lesson
Put yourself behind the wheel:
It’s still dark. You have been driving for hours even though it is only 5:30 AM. You are on a three lane interstate highway. Although there has been some snow in the region, the roads have been clear and almost dry.
Anxious to get where you are going, you move from behind the car in front of you into the left... [Read more of this article]
Impulsive Creativity of the ADHD Artist
When you have ADHD, you often see things other people miss. When the neuro-typical (“normal”) person sees a wooden table, the ADHD’r sees:
the wood grain and imagines what part of the tree it came from
the surface scratches and tries to guess what caused them
the fact that the legs are not aligned with the lines in the floor tiles.
An... [Read more of this article]
A Love Letter
You know who you are.
You are the reasons we keep on doing what we do. We move forward, hour after hour, taking peaceful solace in knowing you will be there at the end of the day.
Without you, it would be like we had to continue on without the sun rising or setting. Things just would cease to make sense. They’d be pointless.
You suffer... [Read more of this article]
Keeping ADHD Perfection in Check
How do we self-monitor to balance our ADHD perfectionism and getting the job done?
Shooting for Perfect
There is room in life for self-expression in a perfect manner. If we enjoy some art or other hobby in our free time, perfection should be taken as far as we want. True perfection is infinite. It can never be attained. A painting we create for... [Read more of this article]
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