Survive and Thrive

Managing Life with Adult ADHD

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006 Stop Explaining Too Much

In this podcast episode I discuss:

How those of us affected by ADHD can explain too much about things. For example we often are late, don’t get something done on time, forget to follow through, etc. Then when the situation is faced we tend to explain too much about why. Unfortunately people don’t hear our explanations, they hear excuses, so, how better to handle such situations.

Also how we tend to over explain when a simple yes or no or the like will suffice. Why we might do this and how to work on managing it.

There is no cheatsheet for this episode.

The podcast is weekly and I welcome comments, questions and topic suggestions. You can leave a message 24/7 at 1-844-ADD-ADHD or use the contact form on the website www.abigailwurf.com/contact.

Abigail Wurf

005 Getting Started and Done

Getting Started and Done

In this podcast episode I discuss:

  • What to do before you get started on something
  • Methods to get started
  • Steps you need to take to execute your plan
  • What to do when pressure isn’t helping you get things done

For this episode there is a cheatsheet that includes two bonus tips not mentioned in the podcast. To get the cheatsheet go to:

www.abigailwurf.com/cheatsheet005

The podcast is weekly and I welcome comments, questions and topic suggestions. You can leave a message 24/7 at 1-844-ADD-ADHD or use the contact form on the website www.abigailwurf.com/contact.

Abigail Wurf

004 How to Stop Being Late, Mostly

How to Stop Being Late, Mostly

In this episode I give six tips on how to start being on time, mostly!

There is a cheatsheet for this episode that reviews the six tips plus a bonus one:

www.abigailwurf.com/cheatsheet004

The podcast is weekly and I welcome comments, questions and topic suggestions. You can leave a message 24/7 at 1-844-ADD-ADHD or use the contact form on the website www.abigailwurf.com/contact.

Abigail Wurf

003 To Tell or Not to Tell if You Have ADHD

To tell or not to tell if you have ADHD is a complicated subject with no one right answer. In the podcast episode the pros and cons of discussing your ADHD is looked at for both.

Included is an example of what happened to one of my clients when she did tell and what happened to one of my clients when she didn’t tell.

There is no Cheatsheet for this episode

The podcast is weekly and I welcome comments, questions and topic suggestions. You can leave a message 24/7 at 1-844-ADD-ADHD or use the contact form on the website www.abigailwurf.com/contact.

Abigail Wurf

002 Diagnosis and Common Co-Morbidities of ADHD

This podcast discusses how to go about finding out if you are affected by ADHD. It mentions the “Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Symptom Checklist” (Lenard Adler, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology New York University Medical School Ronald Kessler, PhD Professor, Department of Health Care Policy Harvard Medical School Thomas Spencer, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School) that can be found on the internet.

If looking at online diagnostic tools or books with tests to discern if you possibly have ADHD remember to look at tools and books that are fairly recent in publication or posting. Some years ago it was believed that adults couldn’t have ADHD. That they grew out of it. Some do but some don’t. You want to make sure you find an evaluation tool that is not geared toward children.

To be officially diagnosed you need to see a psychiatrist, psychologist or a diagnostician preferably because they have more experience about diagnosing ADHD than a GP does.

Common Co-Morbidities:

Co-Morbidities are other ailments that are common to have when affected by one ailment. The common co-morbidities for ADHD are:

Anxiety

Depression

Oppositional Disorders

Substance Abuse

Bipolar Disorder

Tics

Not everyone with ADHD has co-morbidities.

Don’t forget to check out the cheatsheet that has more details from this episode at www.abigailwurf.com/cheatsheet002 .

The podcast is weekly and I welcome comments, questions and topic suggestions. You can leave a message 24/7 at 1-844-ADD-ADHD or use the contact form on the website www.abigailwurf.com/contact.

Abigail Wurf

001 Introductory Podcast

This podcast is number 001 because this is the first podcast and rather than introducing a topic I thought I would introduce myself and what you can expect from this podcast in the future.

What I want to do is to provide helpful information to support you in living your best life and that can be hard with ADHD.

That is what this podcast will be about – what to do and how to live with ADHD.

My goal is for each podcast to be actionable.

That is why some of the podcasts will also have “cheatsheets” available to download when I think that would be helpful. That way you don’t have to worry about catching and writing down the details while listening.

Mentioned during this podcast is my book “Forget Perfect: How to Succeed in Your Profession and Personal Life Even if You Have ADHD.” To check out the book go to: www.abigailwurf.com/writing

Upcoming topics include:

How to Stop Being Late, Mostly

How to get started and get stuff done

How to stop explaining too much

How time management is a lie and what you can manage.

The podcast will be weekly and I welcome comments, questions and topic suggestions. You can leave a message 24/7 at 1-844-ADD-ADHD or use the contact form on the website www.abigailwurf.com/contact.

Abigail Wurf