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Resources for you

We've compiled some great resources to help you understand (and improve) your executive functioning skills.

 

Books 

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear: Practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to the results you want.

It's About Time by Linda Sapadin: Identify which of the six types of procrastinators you are - the Perfectionist, the Dreamer, the Worrier, the Defier, the Crisis-maker, and the Overdoer - by using quizzes and case studies.

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity by Ryan Holiday: Brief readings to help you learn twelve principles for overcoming obstacles and achieving greater satisfaction.

Videos and Podcasts

ADHD Management: ADHD | Emotional Hypersensitivity Somewhat edgy video that reveals why people with ADHD can have challenges with their emotions.

How to ADHD channel by Jessica McCabe with tips and strategies for living with ADHD

How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam  Thoughts on time management for busy lives

What one skill = an awesome life? How to find balance by Dr. Shimi Kang

CHADD Podcasts: ADHD 365 and All Things ADHD address a variety of topics for anyone dealing with ADHD. Listen to interventions, strategies, and tips for parents, teens, adults, educators, and professionals.

Articles

5 Bold Steps created by David Sibbet. Template to use to map out goals for career change.

25 Great Mobile Apps for ADHD Minds by Eric Tyvers

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity by Travis Bradberry

Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You by James Clear

Perseveration: The Deep Rut of Change Procrastination by Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.

Sample Cover Letter for a Recent College Graduate by Alison Doyle

The 1 Question That Helps Me Beat My Procrastination by Haley Goldberg

What is Emotional Regulation?  by Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury

Websites

ADDitude Magazine Resources for living better with ADHD and its related mental health conditions.

CHADD Information, advocacy, and support for children and adults with ADHD

Greater Good Magazine From UC Berkeley, science-based insights on a variety of topics to help you lead a better life

How to ADHD  Jessica McCabe’s collection of tips and resources for people with ADHD and their loved ones

Mr. Money Moustache Tips about leading a frugal life and managing finances  

National Social Anxiety Center Resources on coping with social anxiety and cognitive behavioral therapy

Shine Created by two women whose mission is to make caring for your mental and emotional health easier, more representative, and more inclusive.

 

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