Happy New Year! Or is it?
Hope you’re doing better than I have been. December brought a number of challenges that interfered with key “small habits” that make up my normal routines. I stopped keeping a food diary, skipped my daily walks, and steadily gained weight. I skipped group coaching meetings and body double sessions. They provide both support and keep me on track for tasks I find challenging. Planning and scheduling my days was hit or miss. Projects were left undone and worst of all I berated myself for every misstep. I’m slowly getting back on track, but am once again reminded of how important these hard-won habits have been for keeping me on track and “drama free.”
I also struggle with reflecting on past achievements and failures and making resolutions. For me, adding habits are much more effective. I love what Stacey Turis of Tales of an Absent-minded Superhero has to say about making resolutions.
“Resolutions don’t really work on our Tribe
because we’re pretty much on a self-imposed,
self-improvement plan 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Like…our resolutions never freaking end.”
When you have ADHD, creating structure, building habits and creating routines are the pathway to success. One casualty of dropping my routines was this newsletter. I apologize for being late.
- Making this your best year yet. (Video with transcript)
- Why routines are better than resolutions. (Video)
- 5 Steps to super-simple planning
- Setting up routines for your household
- Free” Printables” to create a mail system and launch pad for your house or workplace.
- Two personal stories for both adults and parents.
That’s all for now. Hope you find at least one thing new to try. Learning to cope with ADHD is an ongoing process. Remember, small changes can make a big difference. Take care,
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