Attention, Time, Energy Struggles: ADHD?
Anything familiar here? You’re distractible. Not getting enough done – as much as you think you could. Chaotic days. Organization and productivity: one big struggle.
Trouble starting tasks, knowing your priorities, and working the plan when you have it. Sticking with the high priorities.
Transitioning: into Mondays, in and out of tasks, getting to work or appointments on time.
Your mind is way too busy, filled up with so many things. You’re forgetful and can’t always rely on your working memory.
Your spouse is frustrated with your seeming lack of caring or responsibility.
You’re self-employed and don’t feel like you’re living up to your potential, so you’re nervous the business may suffer. Or you work in a company and your manager doesn’t understand how you think or what you need, so you’re not on the same page.
There is hope!
Many people call and have an official ADHD diagnosis by a neuropsychologist. Medication may or may not be part of the equation; more and more people are trying better self-care and exercise first. So we start wherever you are.
Other people call and experience similar struggles and symptoms I listed above but may or may not have ADHD.
Struggles include: midlife and later life stresses of the sandwich generation, a step up to a management role at work, managing a household with a growing family, several significant life changes over a short period of time (a move, a death, an accident, job change, grandparent/parenthood), an anxiety disorder. And there’s the known effects as women move through perio/menopause as well as aging.
Taking a non-traditional, creative strategies approach works well here, too. So we start wherever you are.
>Click to get 4 Strategies to Do Your Personal Best with Your ADHD.
>My interview about ADHD: Scroll to the bottom of this page.
Pleased to be quoted in “How Do I Know if I Have Adult ADHD?” [Click logo to read the article.]
Adult ADHD Organizing & Coaching: What does it take?
- Openness on your part to try new ways.
- Practice with new strategies or behaviors.
- Notice what gets in the way, so you can learn from it.
- Pay attention to what works, so you can develop you go-to strategies that you know will work again and again.
- Personal accountability or a desire to have more once you know what works for you.
You’ll develop your own best practices to organize your work, life, yourself, your time and your mind.
You’ll notice less judgement of yourself or by others, and more successes, small and large.
We start here.
A no charge, intro call: problems, goals or results, and working fit. I’ll send my”Working Together” document [payment, confidentiality, goals, hours, etc.]. And you’ll also get my set of “reflection” questions to answer for our first regular meeting. We decide on whether to meet in person, by phone or a combination [packages available.]
At our meetings.
(1) We work to understand what’s happening: the problems, frustrations, and day-to-day effects (from reflection questions). (2) Narrow in on a goal or result for the whole partnership and for each day’s meeting. (3) Work together organizing, coaching or both. (4) Decide what accountability looks like. Figure out what can be done in between meetings to move things forward. (5) Learn from what works and also what does not work as intended. (6) Identify support, self-care, people, resources. (7) Continue until the package of time is over or one of us says “I think we’re done on this goal. We did it!”
Organizing. Coaching: How long does it take?
- If you need a roadmap: This can be one, in person meeting or one month of phone call meetings.
- If you sense you will need new strategies and habits, that’s typically 3 months. [Ask about my 3 month package.]
- One in person meeting plus accountability/momentum phone calls: [Ask about my hybrid or combination package.]
- Continuous support: On a regular or occasional schedule, you may want a touchstone for maintenance support or for brand new issues and situations.
- A reasonable level of email support is included in between meetings, for quick questions, for momentum and to help us stay connected.
Open to talking? Email Sue@CoachSueWest.com
Set up a no charge, introductory call. 603.554.1948.
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The video below from a regional cable show is an interview about practical coping strategies and organization for adults with ADHD; you’ll get a sense of my expertise and communication style.
Note: STARTS AT 1:00 into the video.
Looking for a specific question answered? Go here for a list of key questions we discussed and the minute markers.
Honored to have been asked to write the foreword to the latest edition of client’s favorite ADHD organizing book!