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Yesterday went to a “sound bath”. Honestly the best thing I’ve done in forever to calm body and brain. Highly recommended. Really took anxiety and stimulation level down and enabled me to truly “disco… more

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Got handed a last-minute, urgent project yesterday, and my hyperfocus SAVED me. Zero distractions, just laser-like intensity until it was done. Anyone else relate?

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How do you explain that your brain works like a pinball machine, ideas bouncing everywhere? I want my team to understand, not think I'm just disorganized.

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Had a day where I was fully prepared, motivated...then brain fog hit. Spent hours staring at my to-do list, accomplishing nothing. How do you break through?

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Any tax benefits for people with ADHD?

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My notes are a disaster – scattered across notebooks, and random docs... I need a system to capture ALL project info in one place. Recommendations?

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Client asked for a time estimate on a project, and I totally pulled a number out of thin air. Now I'm freaking out about underestimating. Do you guys have strategies for more realistic time gaugi… more

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Lesson from my ADHD Coach 3: Be clear of your purpose. One thing I struggle with is having too many priorities, and losing focus on my top priority. This results in starting too many projects - or off… more

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Lesson from my ADHD coach 2: Write your to do list, then assign each task with an energy level 1-10. This could reflect the actual energy required, but more importantly reflects the emotional energy … more

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Lesson I use from an ADHD coach 1: 15-minute time blocking. Time blocking is an obvious one, and 15 minute increments may sound overwhelming - but I do it in a myopic way. I spend about 30 minutes a… more

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Lesson I use from an ADHD coach 1: 15-minute time blocking. Time blocking is an obvious one, and 15 minute increments may sound overwhelming - but I do it in a myopic way. I spend about 30 minutes a… more

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Hi team,

Does anyone have experience with / can recommend an ADHD career coach? In particular for more senior roles, where you have to split time across projects and calendars become very busy?

Thank… more

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What’s the maximum you would be willing to spend on a coach (outside insurance support) to help with your condition?

Guess I’m trying to figure out ball park per month/annual? Any advice gratefully re… more

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Does anyone else have terrible short term memory ? Any meds that helped ?

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On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ADHD when unmedicated? 1 being you lose your keys on the regular to 10 being you had to be tied down in your chair by a teacher in elementary school.

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Is it just me?

Anytime I tell anyone — literally ANYONE — my medical diagnosis (ADD, inattentive type) they immediately respond with “omg I think I have that too!” because they like.. forget their keys occasional… more

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Do you think certain niches of consulting work better for people with ADHD? Which ones?

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How have you made your workspace work with your ADHD? I have a few "fidget toys" on my desk and a lamp with an LED bulb so I can dim it or make it a better color.

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I know a lot of people are nervous about disclosing their ADHD, and I admit my firm doesn't know about my diagnosis. But have you ever actually been discriminated against or seen it happen?

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ADHD moment - The takeaway from a meeting today was to make three edits to a doc and send it out. I perfectly executed two of the three edits. Even though the third item was right there on my list- I… more

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I love podcasts but have really only listened to ones that are more entertainment-focused so far. Any one know of any that have good advice and insights about life/work with ADHD?

How do you function when you can’t get your medication? Just started a new job and got staffed on my first project last week. I’m having trouble getting my Ritalin prescription filled so I’ve been wit… more

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How do you bounce back from burnout? I have a week off but I'm honestly not sure it's going to be enough time to recover.

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Battling major brain fog. It’s been over a week now… what can I do to get over it

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I was diagnosed adhd long after I chose the consulting field. It’s one of the only professions that you can change projects entirely every few months - or even weeks or days. It always keeps things ne… more

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What tools help you stay on task?

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Anyone else struggle with personal hygiene? Bathing and brushing ? How do you manage ?

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Is it too soon after V Day to talk ADHD and dating?

How does it or has it impacted your ability to date or hold down a relationship?

Same question with friendships?

Any kind of ships.

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How is the medication shortage going where you are?

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I discovered recently an accountability group called flow club. It’s been working well for me as I get a lot more done when I’m working along with other people via zoom type environment during specif… more

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Those who menstruate - usually I notice a spike in energy after my period but this time round I feel like a zombie… brain fog, achey, no energy, no motivation. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it … more

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Can’t pay attention in scoping calls in very large projects without context, anyone else.

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Left my phone in an Uber today.

Left my wireless earbuds somewhere (who knows) last week.

Lost my keys so now keep a set in a key safe on the wall.

The ADHD tax is real! What’s your best “lost” or “lo… more

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Hey I’m coming here to ask about how AuDHD affects you in relationships and your advice… I’ve struggled to date and have spent a lot of time on my own. I get scared to commit but I’ve met a guy who’s … more

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Hey, coming to this bowl to ask about diagnosis and health care cover/providers?

What’s the general experience of getting employers to support with costs of assessments and or medication?

Heard it’s r… more

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Anyone from Toronto here? I am looking to get an idea of how to get tested for ADHD and what would it cost. Thanks!

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Curious if anyone has had a good experience with an ADHD/executive functioning coach? All my energy goes into organizing myself at work…leaving little to nothing for my personal life and space which f… more

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I travel with work a lot and have managed to ADHD + Autism myself into a good routine to prepare / not forget things essentially buying two of main things like my tech stuff and having a clear check l… more

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