Greatest Hits: Money Management and ADHD

image Money management can be particularly difficult when you have ADHD; menial tasks like filing taxes and paying bills on time can often feel like torture. Buying fun new toys becomes even more spontaneous (and creative). Sure, impulsivity can be a lot of fun, but it can also be tough on your partner and your pocket book.

In the wake of this holiday season, your finances might be looking a little rough for wear. If so, Money Management and ADHD: 7 Tips for Handling Family Finances is a great starting point for you. Originally posted in 2010, we highly recommend checking it out to help you get in the mindset to get a better handle on your money!

Greatest Hits: 3 Quick and Easy Relaxation Strategies

image Are you feeling a bit stressed right now? Or maybe a lot?

If so, check out Stressed? Try these 3 quick and easy relaxation strategies. We posted this article around the same time last year, and because we thought the ideas were so important we wanted to help refresh your memory! As mentioned in the post, these strategies will help you manage stress in the moment, and the more you practice them, they may even help you prevent stress (or at least minimize its impact on your sanity!)

This is Water: Some thoughts on living life more fully

two fish swimming“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says ‘Morning, boys. How’s the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes ‘What the hell is water?'”

The story above is how the late David Foster Wallace, an American writer, opened his commencement speech at Kenyon College in May 2005...

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ADHD and Sleep: 5 Tips to Help you Wake Up and Get Up!

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Children and adults with ADHD often have difficulties with sleep – whether it’s falling asleep (and staying asleep) at night, getting to bed at a decent time, or waking up and getting up in the mornings.

Mornings are a particularly tough time for many of us, let alone those with ADHD – our morning selves are often a lot less motivated when that alarm goes off than we plan for the night before...

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Emotions and Motivation with ADHD

This past weekend, the Springboard Clinic team had the opportunity to travel to the CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD in Chicago. We heard many fascinating speakers, but the highlight was hearing Dr. Thomas Brown – a Clinical Psychologist currently practicing in Connecticut – speak on the topic of emotions and motivation.

In the context of ADHD, motivation can be particularly elusive. “I know what I need to do, I know how I need to do it, but I just can’t get myself to do it.”

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