3 Tips for staying ahead of "Winter Blues"

winter and ADHDAs the days get darker and the weather gets colder, it can be challenging to stay on top of routines and healthy lifestyle habits. As you can imagine, this can not only play a role in our daily productivity, but can greatly impact your mood. Since we know that individuals with ADHD have a tough time with routines at the best of times, here are 3 tips to stay on top of things and stay ahead of the "winter blues"...

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Repost: A 2-step process to help you relax this summer!

For those without ADHD, the summer months stretching ahead often conjure up images of lying on a beach and soaking in the sun – the ultimate form of relaxation. Ask anyone with ADHD, though, and many will tell you that these very same images invoke quite the opposite reaction. In fact, some might say that lying on a beach can be downright stressful – they don’t enjoy sitting still, and often get bored and restless when doing so.

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Emotional Regulation and Procrastination

According to an article by Timothy A Pychyl, Ph.D., recent research has been showing us the importance of emotional regulation skills in reducing procrastination. As Dr. Pychyl says: "When we face negative emotions like frustration, resentment, boredom or anxiety that are associated with a task, we procrastinate on the task in order to regulate our emotions." It stands to reason, then, that learning skills to better tolerate and manage negative emotions will help us better manage procrastination!