Understanding Executive Functions by Looking at Your Life With & Without Them - 064

Hey ADDers!  Many of you are living without well-developed executive function skills and strategies and perhaps don’t know it.  Or maybe you do…but you don’t know what can be done.  You’ve had these struggles in one form or another for most of your life and if they were going to improve, they certainly would have by now.  Fair enough…  You’ve come to the conclusion that you must have treatment resistant ADHD or really bad ADHD because it just isn’t getting any better; in fact, it might even be getting worse.  You’re showing up late more often, forgetting things, taking longer to get your paperwork done – whether for work or school.  In fact, your mind might feel like it’s speeding along, yet your thinking is actually slower and less clear.

As I've said before, there are many reasons why these skills get derailed in their development.  It's not your fault that your skills aren’t as fully developed “yet” as you need them to be, and you are responsible for developing them now, if you want your life to work better.  You can have skills but no strategies or strategies but no skills and falter either way; you need them both.  And even though you learn them separately, they are all inter-related. 

In this episode Dr B talks about:

  • Being willing to start where you are, without judgment
  • Setting a goal with enough specifics so your intention is clearly defined
  • Achieving a goal based on what you decide to do in the moment
  • The Importance Of Celebrating Your WINS
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A Favorite Quote:

Brene Brown said, “Belonging starts with self-acceptance.  Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.  When we don’t have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess.” 

So, the question I have for you at this point of our journey together is - How great is your level of self-acceptance?  If you still don’t love and accept yourself for all that is you today, then when?  Accepting yourself for who you are today does not stop you from working on becoming more for tomorrow.  I hope one of your steps toward self-acceptance includes joining me for my next 1-Hour Free Live Webinar - Living Beyond ADHD and Loving It!  


I hope you are taking steps every day towards your heart’s desire. And, if you need some support or skills or strategies to reach your goal, be sure to reach out and let’s chat. 



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