If you have ADHD and your attention has a life of its own, asking yourself these two questions can make a huge difference in your effectiveness, peace of mind, and quality of life. They are:
1. Where is my attention right now?
2. How is it serving me?
It’s pretty hard to remember these questions when we are deep in hyper-focus or our attention is caught up in upsetting “what if” scenarios. Sometimes, it really helps to set up some kind of reminder system to trigger the questions. This can vary depending on what works best for you. You may find that asking yourself these questions regularly will not only help you get back on track with task completion, but it can help you shift out of negative thoughts or worries that are not serving you well.
Mimi Handlin, MSW, is a certified Life and ADHD Coach. She has been coaching in Seattle and nationwide since 2003 and has a special interest in coaching women, college students, and young adults to help them live with more direction and success.
As well as helping her clients gain more control over the practical aspects of life, she is also a certified stress reduction coach and teaches interested clients skills in self-care, self-awareness, and relaxation to improve their well-being and better manage adult ADHD symptoms. Mimi is compassionate, non-judgmental, supportive, and flexible in her approach to coaching. If you are interested in learning how ADHD coaching can help you or a loved one, please schedule a free consultation below.
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