EF Skill of Initiating - Starting and Following Through - 077

I love responding to questions and enjoyed being interviewed by Meredith for Real so much that I decided to change the format of my show to focusing on a topic and responding to questions about it.  So, if you have a topic you’d like me to talk about and half a dozen questions you’d like answered on that topic, submit your topic and 6 questions to me directly at: https://www.drbarbaracohen.com/ask-dr-b

If my podcast show is the first time you’ve been hearing about executive function skills and strategies, you are not alone.  If you’re an adult who received a diagnosis of adult ADHD, executive function skills should also have been assessed and discussed with you, in my humble opinion.  The odds of having executive function deficits along with ADHD are very high; in fact, almost a given that you will. 

Today’s episode is about the executive function skill of Initiating and some strategies to get you started on developing this...

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Executive Function Basics - Planning, Scheduling and Following Through - 067

Hey ADDers! So glad you could join me for today’s episode about Executive Function Basics - Planning, Scheduling and Following Through. I decided to change up the format for a couple of weeks and provide you with some important tools that I’ve taught students before.

Without the skills to plan, schedule and follow through there is a lot that you won’t be able to do very efficiently. I trust the information in this episode will give you a start at developing these critically important skills and lessen your stressors, especially during this holiday season.

One of my goals with this episode is for you to realize that you didn’t have this level of skills years ago, and if you did, you’d have had more options. And since that’s the truth, let’s set blame aside, and focus on getting you the skills you can start developing today, that will make a significant difference in the quality of your life.

In this episode Dr B talks about:

  • What it's like...
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How to Thrive with your ADHD Brain - 062

Hey ADDers! Do you feel as if you’re on a runaway train? Is valuable time – and your life – passing you by in the blink of an eye? Do you feel lost or overwhelmed because you’re not getting the important things done in your life?

I was once there, too. I spent thousands of dollars on programs, therapists and books that promised to show me the way out of the chaos in spite of my ADHD brain. But they didn’t. Instead, they left me feeling angry and more desperate than before.

If I'm describing your life, then this episode is for you!!

In this episode, I talk about:

  • The importance of foresight and it's impact on planning and following through
  • Taking planning out of fantasy thinking and bringing it into reality with steps
  • The relationship between following through and keeping your word to yourself
  • How to Thrive with your ADHD Brain.  Free Webinar Wednesday, May 29th at 6 pm PT - get info & register at ...
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