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Get Organized: Color Coding is Brain Candy

Color coding is like "brain candy" for people with attention and focus issues because it taps into the brain's attraction to visual stimuli, offering a simple yet effective way to organize information, stay focused, and manage tasks. How information is organized and presented profoundly affects our brain’s ability to process that information. It can affect how quickly we can understand the information or how well we can remember it. Even if there isn’t a sense of organization to your colors, color variations can still help you skim and recall information. You might remember that you wrote down your business meeting notes in purple ink that day and later be able to quickly flip through your notebook to find the right place to find them. Here's why...

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Skill Building: Catch Up

Take a minute to see if there is anything you've missed or need to review from the Skill Building Activities we've introduced so far: Set Yourself Up for Success: Quick Start Get Organized: Stop Relying on Working Memory Get Organized: Help Them Help You Get Organized: Brain Dumping Method Get Organized: See the Future Decompress the Stress: Check-out vs Re-charge Decompress the Stress: Re-charge Practice Body Balance: Fuel Your Brain Brain Hack: How to Start Something New Body Balance: Sleep Inventory Decompress the Stress: Redefine Self-care Brain Hack: Habit Bundling Brain Hack: Motivation Magic  

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Brain Hack: Motivation Magic

How do I get started when I am not motivated? Or even worse, what if I don’t want to even start? You are in luck; we’ve got some handy and quick tricks for you to try. Pick one from the list to gain momentum: Split the difference — Sometimes, you can’t get going because you think about what you wish you were doing instead. When that happens, try splitting the difference. Use a timer   do whatever you want work on your project do whatever you want work on your project Beat the clock — if you can’t get started because it feels overwhelming, set a timer for 10 minutes and challenge yourself to see how much you can get done in 10 minutes.  Brain...

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Brain Hack:: Habit Bundling

Habit bundling, also known as habit stacking, is when you combine an existing habit with a new behavior you want to implement. This approach makes use of the momentum of an already established routine to create a structure that helps overcome procrastination, a common challenge for individuals with ADHD. Here's how habit bundling can be used to manage ADHD-related procrastination: Identify an Established Habit: Begin by identifying a habit or routine that you already do consistently, like brushing your teeth, making coffee, or starting your computer in the morning. This existing habit acts as an anchor for your new behavior. Choose a Desired Behavior: Next, determine what habit you want to build or task you'd like to complete. This could...

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Decompress the Stress: Redefine Self-care

Self-care is a trendy concept, but what is self-care? Is it sitting by the pool or getting a massage?  Self-care Purpose Self-care is evaluating and doing things that result in being less stressed or more at peace within yourself. Self-care is self-awareness. Because you are unique, the care for yourself will look different than what someone else needs to do. It should include checking your mental and physical health and doing what your body and mind need. Here are some examples of ways to be more self-aware and care for yourself: A body scan is a great way to check in on yourself. Try asking yourself how your body feels in this position. Do it right now, even as you...

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