Does your brain run a million miles an hour, and it’s hard to stop?
Do you have cycles of either procrastinating or being hyperfocused on a task, to the point of burnout?
In this episode, I talk to Michelle Minnikin about her experience of the ups and downs of living with ADHD.
Michelle Minnikin is a Chartered Psychologist and Coach. She’s the Captain of Work Pirates and Co-Founder of Inspiration North. She was diagnosed as having ADHD just before her 42nd birthday and suddenly her world made sense!
We talk about
06:00 Thriving off rules, structure and routine
12:05 Struggling with organisation
12:58 Fulfilling potential and recognizing strengths
15:18 Hiding coping strategies
17:59 “Good girl” conditioning
19:10 Using up energy to “fit in”
21:37 Rejection sensitivity dysphoria = the pain of criticism
23:26 The diagnosis stopped feelings of ‘being rubbish’
26:00 Anger over being mistreated
28:53 The strengths of ADHD
31:29 ADHD in men and women
33:40 Calming the brain with medication
35:50 Coming to terms with your true self
43:48 Playing Big
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This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media