Neurodivergent: Embracing the Beautiful Diversity of the Human Mind

Neurodivergent: Embracing the Beautiful Diversity of the Human Mind
In recent years, the concept of neurodiversity has become more widely understood and accepted, encouraging society to embrace the beautiful mosaic of the human mind. One term that often arises in discussions surrounding neurodiversity is "neurodivergent." But what does neurodivergent really mean?

Neurodivergent refers to people whose neurological development and processing differ from what is considered typical or neurotypical. It encompasses a wide range of conditions such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and more. Essentially, it recognizes that the human brain is diverse, and neurological differences are a natural and intrinsic part of our society.

However, it's important to note that being neurodivergent is not a disorder or deficit; it is simply a different way of experiencing and navigating the world. Neurodivergent humans often possess unique strengths, perspectives, and abilities that can contribute greatly to society when embraced and supported.

The concept of neurodiversity promotes the understanding that all minds are valuable and should be respected, whether they align with societal norms or not. It encourages a shift from a deficit-based approach to a strengths-based approach, acknowledging and fostering the talents and skills that neurodivergent humans can bring to the table.

I have ADHD and my whole home is neurodivergent. I specialize in supporting neurodivergent entrepreneurs to use these unique skills they possess by putting in place systems that work for their brain so they can be that multi-passionate entrepreneur without losing their mind...completely.

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When Overwhelmed with Tasks

Have you ever had a chaotic week that you thought would never end!? The tasks and commitments just kept piling up overwhelming you!? 😟 More realistically, does that sound like your life?

I've had so many of those weeks and at one point, that was my life! I have ADHD which means I struggle with time management and I'm the queen of overloading my schedule because for some reason, my energy today said I'd have energy on that day in the future to do the things I've said yes to.

Relatable?

Inevitably, these turn into chaotic weeks and months!

Here are my 5 tips to getting through that chaotic week(s)
🧡 lots of rest whenever possible
🧡 ensure you have food, snacks, and WATER! (I'm hollering this one at me!)
🧡 make sure you have a 100%, or as close to that as possible, day to rest following that chaotic week(s)
🧡 see if you can minimize your workload/commitments moving forward
🧡 it's ok to say no to the things that will stress you out, overstimulate you, or you simply don't want to do AND you don't have to have a reason.

Many of us LIVE in this chaos consistently and that quickly leads to burnout, exhaustion, sickness, and mental health issues. The holiday season just adds to this...

If you are someone that wants to create a life and business without those things consistently knocking at your door, keep reading...

Step one is evaluating your workload, commitments, and schedule.
What can you remove, what can you minimize, and how do these things make you feel?

If you really want to dig deep into these things, you have options. As a productivity strategist for your business, household, and life that works specifically with ADHD & neurodivergent entrepreneurs, I get it, things are hard - from RSD, time blindness, executive dysfunction, etc.

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Feel Like You're Constantly Behind?

In a society where hustle and busy is normal, it's hard to go against the grain. It's quite literally painful. Our minds are conditioned to be busy, be stressed, and essentially be exhausted and burnt out. So how do you become more productive to not feel like you're constantly behind?

It's a process, when you've made it to adulthood, you've already been conditioned to say and do things how you were taught as a child. That means it takes a lot longer to change it when it's become a part of you.

During my transition of slowing down the hustle and busy, I felt incredibly strange. I felt like I was missing things, my mind kept going in circles because it had so much time to think, I was stressed about not being as stressed! It feels so foreign to not be busy all the time!

Here are the steps I took to start slowing down:
1. I evaluated my schedule and removed things I hated about it where possible.
2. I started to say no A LOT.
3. I started to think about the reasons I always had to be stressed out to feel successful.
4. I started to rest more often and take better care of myself.
5. I stopped striving for perfection and instead I started striving for my best.

There are so many thing we can do to become more productive, but if we are already maxed out and burnt out, not taking care of ourselves, there's nothing I can do until you're willing to let go of the stress and hustle.

I can support you in doing that in your business, household, and life. You do the work, I just give you the guidelines, accountability, and support to do it and do it in your timing.

When you're a business owner or entrepreneur that is also neurodivergent, there's even more obstacles in the way -- executive dysfunction, analysis paralysis, RSD and many more.

At The Productivity Impact, we strive to support you in being yourself, becoming more productive on your terms, and thriving in a life you actually like the feel of your skin in. We love no judgement, no shame, authentically you, bring all the things to the table, a safe place to be you, and no masking!!

We would love to support you in your business, household, and life to reduce the hustle and stress and increase the rest and productivity. Karalee would love to get to know you and give you custom support options. Just fill out this quick form and she will be in contact soon! 


Dealing with Notification Overload

Notifications are all over the place. I’m sure you wake up to a bunch every morning from socials, to DMs, to emails, and texts or calls. It’s an incredibly overwhelming state to wake up to at times. You may simply find yourself needing to get rid of the notification asap because it drives you insane! Maybe you even feel glued to your phone or computer because you’re terrified of not replying immediately.

Any of these sound like you?

You cannot be glued to your phone or computer. You simply need to also live life and implement boundaries for yourself and everyone else.

I did an experiment last year. My phone was getting a bunch of spam calls and it was driving me insane so I had to put my phone on silent. My mind thought I was missing all the things because I had instilled in myself that the phone was priority and that once it went off, I had to get it.

I found myself checking my phone even more than before because I didn’t want to miss calls and texts etc. It took a few weeks of my phone on silent 24/7 to get used to being ok with not knowing as soon as something came in.

Side note: alarms still go off if you are concerned about that!

I also implement turning my phone over, the phone’s assistant, and using alarms and timers. You will feel “out of control” for a bit, but after you get used to it, you’ve built the habit and your mind is on board, it’s actually peaceful. I get to choose when I’m interrupted with notifications instead of on demand.

Create slots in your day where you check your phone, emails, DMs, etc so they don’t pile up, but also create the peace that comes with that choice.

Some ways to lessen the amount of notifications
1. leave groups on Facebook that no longer serve you
2. turn off notifications in groups if you want to stay in there but decide when to interact
3. unfollow or delete friends you don’t like seeing content from or are toxic. [or snooze them for 30 days to test it out]
4. leave group messages that don’t serve you
5. check them at routine times throughout the day to avoid build up

And for those of you that get notification overwhelm really fast, this is a great way to not let those get out of hand too!

Plus you’re able to remain focused longer [hopefully] when you’re not being bombarded with notifications that either overwhelm you or you want to answer right away. If you’re a hopefully, grab my top focus tips! CLICK HERE.

Starting Strong and Losing Momentum

Why do I start out strong and motivated and then slowly fall flat!? This is one thing I’ve noticed in my own life, but also in the lives of the clients I work with.

As someone with ADHD & similar things, you thrive off dopamine which means you also thrive off things you love to do. You get super excited about something until the dopamine wears off. This coincides with forming habits too.

It’s incredibly difficult to form habits since it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a habit. Routines can start out strong and then fall flat because it’s boring or it’s not giving you what you had desired so you just exit stage right.

This leaves you in potential chaos with next to no routines, less than worthy feelings, and a spiral once again.

I used to beat myself up for this ALL THE TIME! However, that doesn’t get you anywhere. Now I look at things in a different light. What do I not like about this thing I’m trying to do? What am I struggling with?

That brings me to point number 2 - what are you struggling to do!? Unless you receive dopamine from figuring things out ALL THE TIME, this may be a road block too, making things even more frustrating.

So put on your thinking and problem solving hats and let’s get started!

Ask yourself these questions when you find yourself wanting to exit stage right again…

1. What don’t I like about this process?
2. What am I struggling to do in this process?
3. Do I feel alone in this process?
4. Do I need someone to bounce ideas off of?
5. Do I need to learn parts of the process?

Depending on your answers, you may need to enlist someone to help you stay working on the process until it’s a habit or the routine has structure. Not sure where to begin? Let’s have a coffee chat! I don’t want you staying stuck in this cycle! You have big plans for your life. Let’s remove the obstacles one step at a time. Schedule your coffee chat HERE.
 
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