Jim Livingstone

24 May 2023

           

“Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.” — Bruce Lee

 

Personal Power

Take time to reflect on your strengths, passions, and values. Understand what makes you unique and what you bring to the table. Consider your skills, knowledge, experiences, and personal qualities that set you apart from others.

Start by setting clear objectives, that will help you focus your personal power and channel it towards meaningful accomplishments.

Invest in expanding your knowledge and skills. Stay curious, seek new experiences, and embrace lifelong learning.

Connect with other ADHD individuals or communities who share your interests and values, and who can support your personal and professional growth.

Develop resilience to bounce back from setbacks and learn from adversity.

Capitalising on your personal power is an ongoing journey. It requires self-awareness, continuous growth, and taking action aligned with your goals and values.

This week’s ADHD Advantage

 

Working Under Pressure

Working under pressure often requires heightened concentration. When you are faced with tight deadlines or high-stress situations, you can hyper-focus and tend to perform better and accomplish tasks more efficiently.
 

Pressure can stimulate your ADHD creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. When faced with time constraints or challenging circumstances, you are often forced to think quickly and come up with innovative solutions.
 

The ability to handle pressure can contribute to building resilience and mental toughness. It helps you develop the capacity to bounce back from setbacks and face challenges with a positive attitude. 

Pressure can act as a motivator, prompting you to work at your peak performance levels. When there is a sense of urgency, you tend to prioritize tasks, work efficiently, and accomplish more within a shorter timeframe.

It can help you refine time management, decision-making, and communication skills, as well as develop adaptability and flexibility in dealing with unexpected situations.

You can create your own pressure to access your ADHD skills

This week’s ADHD Challenge

 

Self-Care

This a real challenge for your ADHD brain.

When you neglect self-care, your physical and mental resources become depleted, making it difficult to concentrate, make decisions, and perform tasks effectively.
 
In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, stress has become a part of life. Engaging in self-care activities helps to manage and reduce stress levels.

Taking care of yourself enables you to perform at your best in all areas of life. Giving you the emotional and physical capacity to be present, supportive, and empathetic towards others..

 

“Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.”
— Audre Lorde

 

Solutions

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  • Take a break from the social media merry-go-round. Be smart, and be selective about where you use your time.
  • Be kind to yourself, you are a work in progress.
  • Find a way to step back from your daily responsibilities, recharge, and relax.
  • Engaging in activities that promote relaxation, stress reduction, and emotional well-being, such as meditation, hobbies, spending time in nature, or engaging in creative pursuits,
  • Getting regular exercise, eight hours of sleep, eat nutrient-rich foods, and attending to your personal hygiene are all part of self-care.
  • Take short breaks and reset by doing something you enjoy.
  • Close your eyes for five minutes, sit in silence, quiet your racing mind and release negative energy.
  • Reward yourself throughout the day
 

Weekly Tip

Go Visual

Vision is by far our most dominant sense, taking up half of our brain’s resources.

Visual processing doesn’t just assist in the perception of our world. It dominates the perception of our world. 

Visual processing takes up about half of everything your brain does. (Brain Rules by John Medina)

If you have trouble remembering, go visual.
Use images or charts or multi-coloured post-it notes
Design a system that works for you, then share it with other ADHD’ers

 

“It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual”. – Allen Klein

 

For your FREE copy of My Book Notes, www.jimlivingstone.com.au/adhd-resources/book-notes/

Take care, enjoy
Jim Livingstone

Author & Founder

#ADHDaddults

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Email: jim@adhdaddults.com
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DISCLAIMER :This newsletter is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. The content is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional help if you believe you may have Mental Health Issues. 

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