Jim Livingstone

09 August 2023

           

“Everyone has the right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege”. – Dave Barry

 

Personal Power

Your personal power allows you to make decisions aligned with your values and goals, leading to a sense of autonomy and fulfilment.
 
It helps you to resist external pressures and make choices that serve your best interests.
 
Personal power is not only about achieving success but also about how you handle challenges along the way.

This week’s ADHD Advantage

 

Your ADHD Enthusiasm

Your ADHD has given you some unique natural ADHD abilities to adapt to your environment.
 
Living with ADHD requires continuous adaptation and problem-solving.

Your adaptability makes you more resilient and better able to bounce back from challenges and persevere in the face of adversity.

Overall, adaptability empowers you to navigate uncertainty, embrace change, and flourish in a rapidly changing world. 

Adaptability is a quality highly sought after in personal, professional, and social contexts.

This week’s ADHD Challenge

 

Self-Regulation

Self-regulation refers to your ability to control and manage your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. No easy task for your ADHD brain!

To adapt and respond appropriately to different situations.

It involves monitoring yourself and adjusting your behaviours to align with personal goals and external expectations.

Self-regulation encompasses various executive function processes such as impulse control, planning, decision-making, and emotional regulation.

“Control your emotions, or your emotions will control you”. 
– Jim Livingstone

Solutions

  • Self-regulation requires self-awareness, self-monitoring, and self-reflection.
  • Creating and maintaining consistent daily routines will help with self-regulation. 
  • Set regular times for meals, sleep, work, and recreational activities to enhance focus and promote better self-management.
  • Adopting systems to organize your physical and digital spaces can make it easier to stay on top of your responsibilities.
  • Using relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga, can help calm the mind and improve self-awareness. These techniques allow your ADHD mind to better recognize and regulate your emotions, stress levels, and impulses.
  • Control what you can control, let the rest go.
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Weekly Tip

Routines

This is worth repeating: Use routines to simplify your daily life.

Routines provide a sense of structure and stability.
 
Establish regular routines for your morning and evening rituals, mealtimes, exercise, work/study periods, and downtime.

Consistently using routines helps to reduce decision fatigue and makes it easier to manage your daily activities.

 

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine”. — Mike Murdock

 

About my book notes.
 

I have read over 500+ books since 1992. Unfortunately, my limited ADHD memory means I forget most of it within a week or two!

I started keeping notes of interest on Word docs for later reference, and I am using these notes as the basis of what I present here.

When I’m reading and come across an inspiring idea or something that I haven’t heard before, or something I want to try, I save it.

That’s all my notes are. I’m not summarizing the book. I’m just saving useful ideas for later recall and use.

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

Take care, enjoy
Jim Livingstone

Author & Founder

#ADHDaddults

Mobile : 61477888369
Email: jim@adhdaddults.com
Website: www.jimlivingstone.com.au

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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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