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I’m Not Just the Owner, I’m a Client Too

Mon, 19 Sep 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

One of the strengths I bring to my coaching work is lived experience with my own neurodiversity. And that lived experience is something I'm still accumulating. While I’ve read many solutions and strategies and created plenty of other solutions of my own, I still struggle sometimes with many of …

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Building a Tidying Habit: The Graph Paper Method

Sun, 04 Sep 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

Summary: This method provides logistical and emotional support for building a tidying habit if you have ADHD, Autism, or other struggles with executive functioning. Its companion piece, How Executive Functioning Impacts Tidiness, explains the underpinnings of difficulties with tidying. Each step in The Graph Paper Method is intentional, and I …

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How Executive Functioning Impacts Tidiness

Sun, 04 Sep 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

Summary: Have you ever wondered why keeping a tidy living space is so hard? This article explains key components about why your neurodivergent brain struggles to keep your living space tidy and the methodology and support to build a neurodivergent-friendly daily tidyness habit. This article has a companion post, Building …

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Why To-do Lists Don't Work for You

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 by Melissa Smith / misc

When I hear the term 'to-do list', I think of a classic, single-column pile of tasks that are unsorted and unprioritized. These kinds of lists are serviceable at best and at worst can be defeatist, paralyzing, and a recipe for failure. They fail spectacularly when you struggle with decision fatigue …

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