ADHD Morning routine 101

healthy fruits morning kitchenDo you have a morning routine? If you have ADHD and you have never asked yourself this question, you probably don’t have one! You might not even realize that people have “those”. You might be shaking in your boots at the thought of such a rigid regime! Before running for the hills, and telling yourself “you don’t need one!”, read through our top tips for setting your day up for success. You might just find these tips will change your life.

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Have you lost music in your life? 4 ADHD mistakes to avoid

adult beautiful blur 374703 smallIf you have ADHD, you might find you are extra sensitive to sensory experiences around you, particularly in your auditory environment. You might feel easily overwhelmed by certain sounds or types of music. On the other hand, you might also find that music can move you deeply, almost dramatically. If this is true for you, you will find that strategically placing music in your life, can make a legitimate difference in your ability to focus and manage tasks.

Here are the top 4 mistakes to avoid if you have ADHD and have (temporarily) lost music in your life.

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Video share: "Try Different, Try Again"

TheFishSongAt Springboard, we are often walking alongside our clients as they are working to develop new strategies and innovative ways of solving issues that come up. In other words, instead of trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, they are trying to harness strengths in order to overcome challenges. We came across this awesome must see video from Jessica at How To ADHD. She does such an incredible job of describing the journey of finding your own way, and learning what works for you, with a simple story of a little fish.

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25 Good Things About Having ADHD

art business close up 279415 BWCertainly, when it comes to ADHD, one size does not fit all. We have the great privilege at Springboard of hearing stories from people of all walks of life and of all different ages. Every story is unique, and with every individual we meet, we are learning and growing alongside those who are seeking assessment or treatment services. That being said, we do see many common themes amongst those that seek support for attention issues, and we also get the privilege of hearing of the many “strengths” or gifts that can come part and parcel with a diagnosis like ADHD. Check out our list of 25 Good Things About Having ADHD land see if any of them apply to you or your loved one!

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Spring Cleaning - ADHD Style

baskets clean color 271711Thank goodness that spring is almost really here! For all of us Canadians, we have braved a serious winter and if you have ADHD, you might have some bottled up restlessness to let out. With that in mind, we have been thinking and chatting with clients about how to channel the momentum of spring into getting those nagging ‘to dos’ done (you know the ones!).

Here are our top four tips for “spring cleaning - ADHD style”.

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Springboard's Laura MacNiven shares her story: Let's all talk and reduce stigma

I started to identify with the characteristics of ADHD in my mid- twenties when I began working with adult clients. Before then, I didn't fully understand how ADHD symptoms manifested in adults, and I had never connected with them on a personal level. As I learned more about focus and attention, though, I came to see that these symptoms had been familiar to me my whole life. And, the more I spent time with clients, the more it crystallized for me.

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