Brain Boosting or Brain Baffling

Brain Boosting or Brain Baffling The focus for this week’s Success Club module is on boosting brain functioning, yet I have lived a week of brain blunders and scattered thoughts. Granted life threw some challenges: a loved one’s illness with no diagnosis yet, an unplanned day off from work to help loved one, extra meetings and…

Slice 2: Winging It

This week’s ADHD Success Club module is focused on brain functioning and awareness of how to boost your brain function. So far my week has been full of things that sabotage my brain functioning: Coming off a break of inconsistent routines A break where I couldn’t fully relax because of worry for the health of…

Slice 1: Time

Today marks my 6th year of participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge, but I have left http://www.meanderingmaya.wordpress.com, and I am trying to work through ADHD issues and behaviors that get in my way. I have decided to participate this year; however, I have given myself one condition: Let go of perfectionism and overthinking….

Want an ADHD-Friendly Calendar?

Don’t Throw Out the Whole System In the past, I’ve been unable to sustain a calendar system frustratingly abandoning the app or system all together or trying the app of the week. Novelty did not lead to consistency; it led to disorganization. How many times have I thrown away a whole system because a piece…

Has This Ever Worked for You Before?

Over the past week of the Success Club I have been focusing on creating an ADHD friendly calendar. While I know this a critical piece of productivity, I have a newfound mental clarity as I begin to see how the pieces of the program naturally interlock. Each module connects to the next much like puzzle…

Think and Act Like an Organized Person

“You need to learn to think and act like an organized person.” ~Dana Rayburn Trying to absorb those words as something I need to do right now reminds me of the many messy moments of my childhood when I listened to my mom gripe at me for my messy room  as she urged me to…

Reminders: Actions not Thoughts

2.14 Reminders: Actions not Thoughts  Posted at https://danarayburn.com/blog/ Moving from thought to action is a difficult journey for me. That’s how last week’s module was. Setting reminders is easy; however, following directions from a beep or a buzz is much more difficult. Writing this week’s blog was difficult until last night because the module was still…

Nagging Reminders

2.11 Blog  Posted at https://danarayburn.com/blog/ This week’s ADHD Success Club has focused on using watertight ADHD reminders to ensure that daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly tasks are done. A scaffolding of support that will reduce the number of times I have to say, “Oops, I forgot”.   I have a confession. I “use” ADHD reminders,…

Zapping Procrastination

This week’s Success Club module focused on overcoming procrastination. While I did the easy physical part of the homework by posting Dana’s Procrastination Zapper questions, I avoided taking small steps to complete the real work of overcoming procrastination. I procrastinated overcoming procrastination. I couldn’t identify the internal thoughts getting in my way, so I stopped…

Procrastination: Rewriting my Song

Trying to overcome procrastination, I found myself procrastinating as I was thinking about zapping procrastination and overcoming toddler voices and other negative voices. My inner muse inspired me to rewrite a song. Ha–maybe that’s what we’re all literally doing–rewriting our songs. Anyone know the song, “Sail” by AWOLNation? You know the song about blaming your…

Taking the First Step

Today’s slice is my first blog for someone else. I’m going to blog my “Journey to Success” this year at https://danarayburn.com/. Fellow bloggers, you know reflecting on the story will be more powerful for me than paying money–I’ll be forced to reflect on my thoughts, actions, success, and struggle. I’m so excited! The program begins next…