ADHD and Hibernation

ADHD and Hibernation

There is a behaviour among ADHDers that I haven't heard being talked about much, but it’s actually quite wide spread. In fact, it's so common that I have given it a name: Hibernation. When things get stressful, ADDers retreat from life and...hibernate. They withdraw...

How to Prioritize Self-Care When You Have ADHD

How to Prioritize Self-Care When You Have ADHD

The term self-care can conjure up images of luxury spa treatments and exotic island retreats. In reality though, self-care is about practical day to day actions that make sure you are well looked after. Self-Care is care for you by you.  It is knowing what your...

ADHD and Perfectionism

ADHD and Perfectionism

ADHD and perfectionism often go hand in hand. That can be surprising to people who don’t know much about ADHD as it goes against the stereotypical image of ADHD. But not if you have ADHD! Perfectionism is a personal standard that makes you want to be the dictionary...

ADHD and Dump Dinners

ADHD and Dump Dinners

If you haven’t heard of Dump Dinners before, you might be thinking any meal with the word ‘dump’ in it doesn’t sound appealing at all! However, in this case, ‘dump’ has a positive meaning. ‘Dump’ doesn’t refer to flavour or quality of the ingredients. It refers to the...

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...

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