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My ADHD Wearable

That’s how I refer to my Apple Watch. I only take it off once a day to charge for about 30 minutes. The rest of the time it keeps me on track with my schedule, reminders, and messages (from VIPs only — minimal interruptions). It alerts me if my security

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Overthinking? Try this iOS Shortcut.

As usual, I found myself overthinking this week about small details and not getting much done on the big stuff. It’s been happening too often lately, delaying my newsletter and book projects. But this week, I decided to do something about it. I built a kind of break-glass-in-case-of-emergency shortcut

Overthinking? Try this iOS Shortcut.
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The Arguments Folder

My son was scrolling through my notes app recently and saw a folder with a skull and crossbones icon. He saw the fear in my eyes and asked me what was in this dark, scary folder. Are you an over-thinker like me? If you are, you know there are some

The Arguments Folder
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Survive

Simply getting [https://www.anxiety.org/remission-of-anxiety-symptoms-may-occur-as-you-grow-older] older [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3263387/] is probably the best cure for anxiety. Some of the reasons: 1. You learn how to deal with triggers better. 2. You experiment more. 3. You realize more and more that you’re

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Play

Kids used to play a lot more than they do today [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/05/19/4-ways-to-get-kids-to-play-more-and-to-enjoy-it/] . I think the same is true of adults. Remember how it was so common, as to be a cliche´, that every dad was part of a bowling league

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Eliminate Extra Inboxes

There’s a lot of productivity advice out there about what to do to organize and process your many inboxes. But the best rule is often forgotten: have as few of them as possible. Inboxes are input. Every added inbox is a new firehose of information for people already drowning

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Get Lost in Music

Poppy music sends me into a rage. Raging music makes me happy. Why is that? And why does music have such a profound effect on our brains? Just this week, a Harvard study, published in Science [https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6468/eaax0868], found that music is indeed a

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Declare Independence

One of the themes this month has been the role of independence in anxiety. The more agency you have over areas of your life, the less likely you are to experience anxiety in those areas. Yes, luck is involved. That’s no excuse not to seek greater independence in your

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Go Camping

I know, I know. This is not the time of year to bring this up, but camping really has a way of ending my anxiety from the moment I step foot in a tent or cabin. There’s several reasons you should give this a go: 1. It’s all

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Add and Remove Automations

Sometimes you can take away small stressors by automating a process. For example, these blog posts are not written day-by-day. They're written in batches, then scheduled to go out with social media alerts triggered the minute they're published. Each article is then captured, tagged, and catalogued for future reference. All