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Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.

Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.
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Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.

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English


Episodes

Building New Routines

8/7/2018
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The thing about routines is that they’re as easy to break as they are to start, no matter how well they were working for you. With ADHD, it’s so simple to move to another task blindly that without developing a real muscle around task switching awareness, it’ll only take a few missed steps to forget you had a routine in place at all. This week on the show we’re talking about routines… those we’ve started, those we’ve broken, and how we can work to change our definition of success in our...

Duration:00:30:32

Success Stories — You Win!

6/26/2018
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We’ve been working hard over the last few weeks to talk about how we define success. The lesson, from your own contributions, is largely that we as a group need to get better at it. We’re stuck in a place where success, to us, means defiant win. But the space between our big wins can feel like a chasm. And the isolation and judgment that comes with ADHD can make that chasm unusually dark. That’s why the success stories today are so important. Because in each, no matter how dark they...

Duration:00:33:15

How do YOU define success?

6/19/2018
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Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast Acknowledging our successes is not an easy thing to do for many of us — and it's even harder when wading through the judgment of ADHD. So how do you celebrate your successes and pat yourself on the back? This week on the show, we’re talking about how we go about defining and cataloging success, how we frame our own pride in our accomplishments and set the stage for a whole episode devoted to your...

Duration:00:34:26

What’s the difference between an excuse and a reason?

6/12/2018
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How can you tell the difference between a legitimate reason you’re not able to do something and an excuse that you’ve started telling to get yourself out of it? Strange as it may sound, we’ve gone to the Oxford English Dictionary for help and — spoiler — that just made things worse! Nuances of language, culture, and context aside, we push through today to offer a framework for approaching excuses through logic, building the muscles that allow us to see when we’re not being honest with...

Duration:00:32:25

Do you have FOLI?

6/5/2018
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Do you have FOLI? Never heard of it? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either. But if you’re living with ADHD, once we tell you about “Fear of Losing Interest,” we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to relate. Credit to one of our fantastic listeners for coining the acronym, we’re thrilled to be able to talk more about it today and spread the word! Links & Notes Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast Sign up for Summer Accountability Coaching!Check...

Duration:00:38:43

Loneliness

5/29/2018
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If you're living with ADHD, you know what it's like to feel misunderstood. That isolation can lead you to a place where advice like, "you should just get out more," is tough to take seriously. Today on the show, we're talking all about loneliness. But first, an important safety tip: 1Password 7 for Mac was released this week which offers direct access to a new tool that you need to know about — whether you use 1Password or not. That tool is HaveIBeenPwnd.com and it’s going to help you...

Duration:00:30:38

Is your to-do list too large?

5/22/2018
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We’ve seen a flood of comments about expectations over the last few weeks and they all seem to zero in to the same general area: the to-do list is out of hand. But it’s more complicated than just having too many things on your list. In fact, your overflowing to-do list likely has more to do with your lack of practice in estimating time for individual tasks, and lack of a system to visually connect your work to the time you have available to do it. Today, we’re talking all about that, plus...

Duration:00:25:06

Do Rewards Really Work for ADHD?

5/15/2018
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What motivates you? That’s the principal question around rewards, and it’s harder to answer for folks who are living with ADHD. The complications of reward systems are many; are you taking care of yourself? Do you remember to reward yourself? Do you question whether you “deserve” a reward? Does the reward actually keep you motivated to continue to move forward on your projects? This week on the show, we’re talking about reward systems and ADHD and have some terrific suggestions from our...

Duration:00:31:00

Following up on “The Complex” with James and Jules Ochoa

5/8/2018
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James and Jules Ochoa are back! The OTHER dynamic duo in ADHD podcasting have just wrapped their first season of The Complex, a podcast that approaches ADHD through the lens of a fictional apartment complex and it’s many ADHDer residents. They’re here today to share a bit about their experience and lessons learned in approaching the ADHD community through a podcast platform. For more background on the show head back to our show, episode 331. Links & Notes Thank you for supporting The...

Duration:00:44:10

Spring Organizing: Setting Up For Success

5/1/2018
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We’re going back to our roots this week with a trip down organizing lane! That’s right, it’s our ANNUAL SPRING ORGANIZING episode! Trouble getting started? Trouble finishing? Trouble narrowing down how to start? All that and more as Nikki and Pete revisit their tolerations and share strategies for overcoming the practical and emotional hurdles of tackling spring organizing with ADHD! Links & Notes Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! —...

Duration:00:44:04

Using color to brighten up your ADHD

4/24/2018
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We’re getting colorful this week on the show! After a quick review of some cool emoji tools to take your charm AND organizational skills to a new level, we dig into chromotherapy and how you can use color to help sooth some of the challenges of ADHD – plus the colors to avoid if you’re launching a redecorating sprint like Pete! Links & Notes Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast Learn to use the Emoji Picker on Windows 10Get Rocket...

Duration:00:27:51

Getting Out of Autopilot

4/17/2018
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We’re going through the motions. Get up. Go to work. Come home. Go to bed. Sure, there might be more to it than just that, but how much, really? Are you stuck in the trap of routine? Are you feeling stuck? Bored? Confused? Gretchen Rubin has contributed so much to this very discussion through her book, The Happiness Project. Today on the show, we’re talking about the book, and about the things that you can do — the concrete actions you can take — to help you find your center, and...

Duration:00:25:24

Today is a New Opportunity

4/10/2018
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We’re inspired today. Hot on the heels of a fantastic conversation with a client, Nikki has a message of hope and opportunity for change that we can each use to help us focus on the positive, the bright, the empowered. It all begins with a simple choice: Today, I have the opportunity to do something different ... A listener emailed this week with a five point mantra that fits the bill, too. It’s such a perfect pairing with our conversation today that we wanted to share it here in writing....

Duration:00:25:22

You're frozen — how do you defrost?

4/3/2018
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Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast We’re taking on anxiety this week. Specifically, that feeling of paralysis that comes from ADHD overwhelm and panic. Your todo list is too long. You don’t know what to do first. You feel like you’re letting people down because of your paralysis. All these feelings are real and if you’re in the middle of them, it can feel impossible to break free. That’s why we’re going to talk about preventative...

Duration:00:30:30

ADHD Inattentive Type with Dr. Doug!

3/27/2018
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Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast Doug Herr is back with us all the way from Nashville to talk about ADHD Inattentive Type. ADHD inattentive represents one of our most frequent subjects for questions and one we haven’t covered specifically. Dr. Doug takes on questions on treatment, motivation, talking with schools and special ed teams, writing, reward systems and so much more. Links & Notes Find Dr. Doug HerrRegister for ADHD...

Duration:00:36:44

Q&A — Overstimulation, hyper-focus, headphones, marriage and more!

3/20/2018
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We’re backing up on questions again! This week we’re taking a raft of your questions and have some tools, tips, products, and solutions you might try for all of them. From re-tuning your brain from overstimulation and hyperfocus to marriage buckets, noise canceling headphones and so much more! If we didn’t get to your question, please know that we just ran out of time this week but we’ll get to it in a coming episode. Thank you for sharing and keep ‘em coming! Links & Notes Thank you for...

Duration:00:32:29

What's Next on the List?

3/13/2018
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You have a terrific list of tasks. But how do you decide what to work on first? After a run of conversations about task managers, it's time to take on sorting, sifting, filtering, and making the tough decisions that help you determine just how to put one foot confidently in front of the other: setting priorities! Plus: Listen through to the end for a preview of Pete's new podcast!

Duration:00:35:44

Procrastination

3/6/2018
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Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast The trick with procrastination is that it’s easy. It’s the easiest thing in the world to succumb to inaction in place of action, especially when action is challenging. But when you let procrastination rule, shame is sure to follow, and the ADHD brain doesn’t work well in those conditions. This week on the show we’re talking all about procrastination, avoidance, and the shame that stands between you...

Duration:00:17:27

Getting Work Done Faster!

2/27/2018
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Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast Inspired by an email from a time-starved OT, we’re taking on efficiency today, looking some of the ways that you can shave precious minutes off of tasks that force you to struggle. “Why can’t I do this task the same pace as the person next to me?” you ask. The secret is buried in the question. You’re a different person… perhaps it’s time to approach the task a different way! Links &...

Duration:00:29:13

The To-Do System Showdown

2/20/2018
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This week on the show we’re taking on questions on ToDo systems. Pete has been living out of a bunch of the major players in todo apps and comes ready to share thoughts on Things 3, Todoist, OmniFocus, and more. Which system is right for you? How do you go about testing? What should you be looking for in managing work for ADHD digitally? All that and more on today’s show. BONUS: We’re making the whole livestream available to all this week! (Click here!) We want you to be able to see what we...

Duration:00:48:47