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The Lazy Girls’ Guide To Crushing Your Executive Functions

Poor executive function has a tremendous negative impact on our lives.

The problem is, when you have ADHD your executive functions are impaired. It kinda is what it is you know?

Living this way is terribly frustrating. And exhausting.

I have been reading and learning as much as I possibly can about executive function. What it is, and why it is sooooo important.

Now I’m ready to show you how I like to deal with each of my own EF deficits. And yes, I say deficits because I have problems with every single one of these.

You’d think I would have gotten lucky in one area. (nope.)

If you want my list of hacks without reading through, click here.


The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Crushing Your Executive functions



Getting started is not easy for us, even when we technically like what we are doing. We also tend to build things up in our mind. We question ourselves about what to do first, second etc.



To wake up on time and maintain a schedule:

I share a calendar w/the Hubs.


What’s that? Focus on what?

It’s not easy to stay on task without getting distracted. This is a product of our brain and also the world we live in. Unfortunately, we often are not even aware that we aren’t focusing. Or we focus on the wrong thing for too long and lose track of time.

People have to make a conscious decision to pay attention, and that is not automatic for us like it is for others.



Errrrbody thinks that ADHD is a lack of effort. It is not, it is a lack of executive function.

Making the simplest decision can be a challenge, so when you throw a question or some kind of new information at us we have no idea how to respond.

Some of us live with a constant low-arousal state where if we are not really excited, we cannot even keep ourselves awake. It feels like sleepwalking through life and it sucks.



Don’t believe what you mind tells you.

I have no idea who said that, but I love it! ADHDers tend to be a little reactive. We feel things very deeply.

My whole approach to my support programs is to manage emotions and learn to accept ourselves. Managing the emotional aspects of ADHD takes time and effort. Not everyone wants to work that hard. I get it.

Here are my emotional management tips:

VIP list for my new Emotional Management Program.


I cannot remember what I had for breakfast most of the time. Don’t even ask me about something that happened 2 months ago.

I once heard that short term memory is like a shelf. My shelf can only hold one thing at a time before it collapses.



Taking action or being stuck in inaction are both common with ADHD.

People always assume that unless you are an eight-year-old boy who is hyperactive you do not have ADHD. Not only is this factually inaccurate, it is hurtful to those of us that have trouble as adults.

Regulating impulsive behaviors is a lesser-known issue for many of us.

My ideas:

This is by no means comprehensive. In fact, if you have strategies that work for you please email me. I’d love to hear them.

Download my list of Executive Function Tools and Tricks Below!


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