Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Time Blindness

Continuing on this week's theme of time and procrastination, the article "Are You Time Blind? 12 Ways To Use Every Hour Effectively," at ADDitude Magazine, is probably the best and simplest explanation on time blindness with easy techniques to try out. Rather than trying them all at one, enlist the help of a coach to help figure out what strategies will work best for you, so that you can stick with them and create life long habits.

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Test Your ADHD Knowledge

Perhaps you are new to the tribe of ADHD. Perhaps you have been reading and researching for years online. How much do you actually know? How much is true? Take this short quiz from a trusted resource to find out. The answers provide brief and direct explanations that you can use in conversations with friends, family, teachers, co-workers and anyone else you might know. Help me educate the world on ADHD.

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: On A Better Night's Sleep

We all know the importance of sleep for your body and your brain. Especially to improve working memory, the brain has to rest and process all of the information it’s been fed all day. Ideally, remove all technology from the bedroom at least an hour before sleep. Blue light disrupts melatonin production. That melatonin suffuses the brain and tells it to shut down and go to sleep. So bring it on, melatonin! Come envelop this beautiful brain in your warm cozy embrace and rock that baby to sleep.

Read more over on CHADD's weekly ADHD newsletter.

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Mardi Gras & Impulsivity

Happy Mardi Gras, from Mind Coach NOLA!

Mardi Gras presents us with every opportunity for impulsive behavior. ADHD or not, the whole city is throwing caution to the wind, so I can too! Right? 

Maybe. Maybe not. The choice is yours. Taking the time to consciously make that choice is the key here. The WebMD article "How to Curb Impulsive Speech" offers a few easy steps to keep your impulsive behavior in check this Mardi Gras weekend, like the "STOP" technique:

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Mind Coach NOLA on Freedom from Digital Addiction

I love digital devices as much as the next person. Here I am with my Apple Watch, which helps me track my runs and stay on top of my busy schedule. But I also understand how addictive these helpful devices can be, and I'm dedicated to helping clients block those distractions. I just read an article in the New York Times called "It's Time For Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone," by Farhad Majoo, who suggests that Apple should develop and sell a less addictive smartphone.

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