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3 Online School Questions Answered

Welcome to the ADHD strategist where we come together to talk about living with ADHD. We are here to discuss the challenges and applying strategies that we face living with the disorder in ourselves or our family and how to stay in control with our lives. I

Online schooling can be great because you can work at your own pace but it can also be difficult when you’re needing extra support or you’re needing to make sure that you’re getting things done for accountability. I have three questions today that I’ve been asked recently that I want to share with you and I hope that I’ll help you and your experience with this online schooling.

1. Do I need to enforce where
my student studies?

2. My student takes forever
to do their work,
is there something I can do
to help them be faster?

3. My student gets frustrated
so easily and gives up before
he/she can get help,
what can I do?

If you have more questions and you are still stuck and you can’t find the answers on my website with some of the articles I’ve written, try my Ask Raz! app on my website where I answer relevant ADHD and executive function questions. Thanks for listening today. www.razcoaching.com or Instagram.com/razcoaching where I offer daily motivation tips advice and humor.

Coronavirus Pandemic & Your ADHD Creativity

The Coronavirus Pandemic Needs Your ADHD Creativity

Calling all creatives and out of the box thinkers!
If you are following me and reading this then that is YOU.
We are in a time that calls for us to tap into our inner creative energy to navigate through our current world crisis.
How do we respond to our duty to protect our vulnerable and go about our daily business while minimizing the hysteria?
What can we do to slow our movement and isolate ourselves yet remain productive in our career paths while managing our anxiety?
How do stay engaged with our family, friends and co-workers and protect ourselves while managing our fears?
The way we handle the stress that the pandemic is causing our world will determine how we recover from the overall effect it is currently having on ALL OF OUR LIVES.
This demonstrates more than ever our ONE WORLD ECONOMY and need for global solutions.
When times have been tough in my life whether it be in work, child rearing or personal matters, I got through many days with this mantra.

“This Too Shall Pass.”

It gave me a sense of calm and foresight that there was a light at the end of the tunnel of this Coronavirus Pandemic. (COVID-19)
How can we CREATIVELY steer our lives NOW in the most sensible direction for when it does pass?
Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about. Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. Exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately. AND follow at instagram.com/razcoaching for daily motivations

You Do You and Be A Frootloop

You Do You!
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Embrace all of what makes you unique and go with it.
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It is precisely this mentality that will allow you to excel and shine in this very competitive world.
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But HOW? It is so hard when my whole life I have been told to act a certain way or do a certain thing.
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Tip:
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Go on a mental journey to when you were young enough to not care what you did or how you acted and get in touch with what your innate interests and personality was like then.
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Often you here people refer to successful people like this….
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”They always were doing ________ .
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From a young age they had ___________interests.
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Fill in the blank with what that was for you!
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For me, you could find me wandering around our blackberry infested backyard eating the plump fruit while building intricate villages out of random sticks, leaves and insects I found.
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I was building my world and creating for hours.
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I still have this desire to create and be in touch with nature and incorporate it into my work.
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What about you? What makes you wonderfully different?
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You Do You
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Be A Frootloop in a bowl of Cheerios!

Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. Exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately. AND follow at instagram.com/razcoaching for daily motivations

Your ADHD  Mind Needs This

Your ADHD  Mind, Body & Soul Needs You To Get Outside!

Spring is around the corner and is the perfect time for exploring the great outdoors; camping, swimming, running or any sport that gets you outside.   Make this season the most by using this opportune time to delve into activities that utilize excess energy so common with ADHD. It may just benefit your ability to focus as well. This is great advice for all and especially for people the ADHD mind.

Exercise has a positive effect on harnessing the ability to focus on things that may appear mundane to people with ADHD. Through diet and exercise, certain feel good hormones, endorphins, are released that may help someone with ADHD focus on the tasks they do not enjoy.  So, start enjoying this spring lots of outdoor or physical activities.

Exercise turns on the attention system, the so-called executive functions — sequencing, working memory, prioritizing, inhibiting, and sustaining attention,”….. “On a practical level, it causes one to be less impulsive, which makes them more primed to learn.

Finding the right routine may be the key to developing a long-term exercise commitment. List activities you feel may be something you could enjoy.  It is always helpful to see what activities would be a natural fit  by taking into account body size and type.  There are fun online quizzes to test your interests and body type in choosing a new activity such as doctoroz.com/quiz

Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges  find careers they  love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose.  Exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately. AND follow at instagram.com/razcoaching for daily motivations.

 

ADHD Life Coach Addiction & Recovery

ADHD Life Coach Addiction Recovery Helps Find Your Special

It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.  An ADHD life coach for addiction can help.

Addiction is a situation where both mind and body are suffering tremendously. So, it is  unrealistic to expect an addict to have the discipline and will to fight their drug addiction. They need external resources.

Addiction Life Coaching is a form of “Recovery Coaching”
  1. Support around recovery efforts
  2. Constant positive reinforcement
  3. Decision making guidance
  4. Life Style management

Studies show that recovery with the presence of a coach helps and a third person element that is neither too close to the addict nor a judgmental figure is best.   Coaches help  relearn and refocus the decision making impulses through structure and strategies.

People in recovery need  support from peers, family and society members  for remission.

A life coach helps bring all the pieces together with these benefits
  • Boosting inspiration to success
  • Managing day to day life stressors
  • Managing life style changes
  • Accountability to the recovery plan

A life coach sets the pattern for recovery and provides support along the way.

In this episode listen to Coach Raz get it all out there with an in depth talk and analysis.

Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they will love. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase  book Happiness+Passion+Purpose.  It is packed full of exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately.

Disability Accommodations On The Job

Disability Accommodations Employers Can Implement 
Promote Self Advocacy on the job

In this episode hear how you can ask for reasonable disability accommodations at your job.

Executive Function Challenges are associated with many disabilities.  ADHD is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is not asking too much for adjustments to support a worker’s needs reasonably.

Employers can encourage new mentored employees to identify would be a reasonable accommodation for them.

Many people are afraid to ask for a quiet workspace or help to break down large jobs into smaller chunks.  Most employers would be happy for such a simple accommodation!

Challenges Employers Face and  Disability Accommodations Employers Can Easily Act on

Create an open line of communication that is safe and free of judgment to promote mentored to feel comfortable asking for help and advice.  Discuss some common ways to manage problems employees may have, such as the ones below:

  • Asking for help
    We all need help from time to time, and it’s important not to be afraid to ask for it. Encourage the mentored if they have disruptive thoughts or behaviors to ask a counselor if they have any ideas they can try that could help them control them.
  • Stress Management on the job to reduce anxiety

    When they feel overwhelmed or frustrated, encourage them to seek advice right away.   Or try sharing ways to self-calm like breathing techniques.  The box breathing method of breathing in slowly for three counts, holding your breath for three counts and then releasing your breath for three counts for up to 10 minutes is a good one. This is a common technique to calm people down and gain focus.
  • Distraction tips
    Does your company have an area that people who need a quiet space can go to?   Encourage your mentored to use that space if he/she needs help focusing without distractions.  Headphones can be a significant noise canceler and provide a physical reminder of your concentration goal.  You could encourage them to bring in a fidget toy such as a fidget spinner or rubric’s cube.  It is proven that physical movement can help while trying to concentrate.  Doodle!  Writing notes and doodling while in a meeting can help you pay attention.
  • Mentoring for motivation tip

    Create a short goal and set a timer on your phone for 10 minutes. Commit to focus on 1 task and accept whatever you got accomplished. When the time is up, regroup and set another goal and reset the timer. Keep this up for as long as it takes to feel accomplished. I have seen clients who use this and after the first 10 minutes, they have enough motivation to keep going and often end up in a hyper-focus mode and really accomplish a lot!

You might just help more than the intern employee too. 

Since all employees can exhibit similar challenges experienced by someone with executive function challenges such as  ADHD at different times of their lives, these strategies can have a positive effect on all trained employees within the company.  By providing the structure and framework to handle executive function challenges for all, you will have a smoother running company with employees who have the knowledge and strategies to work through workplace challenges as they arise and feel connected to their workplace.

Work to train and retain your recruits!

Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges and find careers they will love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose.  It is packed full of exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately.