The 5 steps to deal with letdown when you have ADHD

The 5 steps to deal with letdown when you have ADHD

There is an article on the Untapped Brilliance blog called ‘ADHD and Letting People Down.’ It talks about why classic ADHD behaviour like forgetfulness, low motivation and missing deadlines can mean, despite your best intentions, that people in your life feel let...

Plan 2020 the ADHD friendly way

Plan 2020 the ADHD friendly way

Super excited to announce there is going to a be a 5 day challenge to next week! It's designed to help you plan 2020 the ADHD friendly way!!!!! Even if planning your year hasn't worked in the past...the techniques I'll be sharing will mean you can do this time!!! We...

The Untapped Brilliance Club. A new ADHD community!

Exciting news! I have opened a community for Untapped Brilliance readers. It’s called The Untapped Brilliance Club! It's for adults with ADHD who are positive, motivated, supportive, fun (and drama free). It’s the perfect place to learn practical strategies to help...

6 Reasons Why ADHDers Don’t Like The Holidays

6 Reasons Why ADHDers Don’t Like The Holidays

The holidays are nearly here!  But do you enjoy them? If you answered no; don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Many adults with ADHD feel the same. While many people love vacation time away from work, eating good food and spending time with their families, it’s not always...

How to Prioritize When You Have ADHD

How to Prioritize When You Have ADHD

Prioritizing is a skill that doesn’t come naturally to many people living with ADHD so it takes on almost a mythical quality. Prioritizing simply means ‘deciding which task is more important than others so you can work on it first.’ Prioritizing is a practical skill...

ADHD and Fun

ADHD and Fun

If I asked you, ‘What do you do for fun?’ How would you reply? Would your mind go blank? Or do you have a whole list on the tip of your tongue of things that are fun things for you? If your mind went blank… you aren’t alone. Most adults have a similar response, unless...

Why do ADHDers Find it Difficult to Have an Organized Space?

Why do ADHDers Find it Difficult to Have an Organized Space?

Living in a cluttered, unorganized environment is a common thing when you have ADHD. However, being surrounded by ‘stuff’ can make your ADHD symptoms worse. It is harder to focus and concentrate. It is easier to lose important items like keys and important paperwork,...

An Organized Home and ADHD

An Organized Home and ADHD

Having an organized physical environment helps ADHDers feel calm, organized and improves focus and concentration. It can be a Catch-22 though, because ADHD symptoms make creating and maintaining an organized environment a challenge (you can learn why that is here)....

ADHD and Comparing Your Organizing Skills to Others

ADHD and Comparing Your Organizing Skills to Others

Have you noticed that some people seem to be born organized? I had a friend like that in high school. Lisa’s homework and school books were neatly labelled and colour coded. As soon as she was assigned homework, she had a system to document it. Her handwriting was the...

Is There a Stigma Attached to ADHD?

Is There a Stigma Attached to ADHD?

Even though I wish it weren’t true, ADHD is a condition that carries a certain stigma. The good news is that the stigma is slowly shrinking thanks to research and an increased understanding about the condition. A stigma is described as ‘something that carries shame,...

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