During this time of physical distancing, loneliness and isolation, Dr. Hallowell addresses “How to Reconnect in a Disconnected World.” Whether you’re learning how to work from home in a job that has always relied on face-to-face interactions, helping your children with their schoolwork with technology limitations, or trying to juggle the basics of life within the new rules of COVID-19, we live in a time of immense stress and worry. Dr. Hallowell is here to help.
In this YouTube video created by the Outspoken Agency NYC team, Dr. Hallowell also discusses worry and toxic worry. He says, “If you don’t worry at all, that’s call denial.” He’ll also share practical and effective tools to eliminate toxic worry and instill structure and confidence into your daily lives.
Physical Distancing and The Other Vitamin C
Dr. Hallowell discusses why we all need to take a dose of the other Vitamin C: Vitamin Connect through creative means while physical distancing. (Dr. Hallowell prefers the term “physical distancing” instead of social distancing.) If you don’t get enough vitamin connect, you do get sick. Studies show that social isolation is as dangerous for your health as cigarette smoking.
Learn practical tips on:
- how to maintain your connections with others during these times;
- ways to reconnect with others; i.e., friends, clients, make up with that relative, etc.;
- keeping yourself and your children focused and productive while working; remotely; and,
- specific steps on how to manage anxiety and stress.
Dr. Hallowell will help you better manage your merged environments of work and home and feel more confident in tackling the challenges you’re facing right now.
For more information on hiring Dr. Hallowell to speak at your virtual or live event, learn more at: www.outspokenagency.com/ned-hallowell
“Connection is like the keys in the ignition. The keys are there, waiting to be taken. We only have to reach in.”
What to know more about harnessing the power of connections? Click HERE!
Although I’m known for talking about the advantages of having ADHD, in my YouTube video on ADHD: Negative and Positive Traits, I acknowledge the flip side of the trait.
As one of my patients recently said to me “ADHD Sucks.” Consequently, I understand why someone with ADHD could get mad at me for having the temerity to say, “having ADHD is actually a good thing.” Even more so when they’re dealing with the negative traits.
In this video on the Negative and Positive Traits of ADHD, you’ll learn:
- about the negative traits and how having ADHD can negatively affect your life;
- its positive traits;
- advice on what you can do about it; and
- the importance of accepting who you are.
For a perspective on why “An ADHD Diagnosis is Good News
,” listen to my Distraction podcast on the topic. You’ll learn why good things can happen when you get diagnosed with ADHD
Pediatric neurologist and ADHD expert, Sarah Cheyette MD joins me in this episode. We talk about how learning you have the condition can be life changing.
For those of us who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) anger is common and can be a big problem. Now is a particularly tough time for people with ADHD. Especially since people with ADHD don’t like being told what to do. As a result, having to “shelter-in-place” because of Covid-19 causes us to feel “fenced in.” This sets us “ADDers” up to be unusually prone to anger. Click HERE to learn about ADHD and Anger.
If you think you have ADHD, but haven’t been diagnosed, learn about ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment – What You Should Know.
Now that the novelty of living life in a pandemic has worn off, we’re finding ourselves feeling more tired, sad and on-edge. Likewise, it may seem strange to be so exhausted after doing “nothing” all day, but it’s totally normal under these circumstances.
In this Distraction podcast on: “The Side Effects of Our New Normal,” Dr. Hallowell opens up about how fatigued he’s been feeling lately. He asks listeners to do the same. One of the reasons he cites for feeling so tired is a lack of Vitamin Connect – the other vitamin C.
This is a great Distraction episode on the side effects of social distancing. You’ll also learn the importance of why we need to stay virtually connected even during quarantine.
We will all get through this together! Let us know how you’re holding up. Share your thoughts with Dr. Hallowell at Distracting by sending an email or voice memo to email@example.com.
If you’re feeling stressed out, worried, preoccupied, and otherwise twitched and bewitched by what my friend Ken Duckworth calls “The Thing”, read my blog post on The Force of Each Other.
For those of us who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) anger is common and can be a big problem. Now is a particularly tough time for people with ADHD. People with ADHD don’t like being told what to do. So having to “shelter-in-place” because of Covid-19 and feeling “fenced in” sets us up to be unusually prone to anger.
Instead of waiting for the situation to arise in which you get angry and perhaps become destructive, try developing strategies for dealing with your anger in advance. Try working on ways to reduce the anger and frustration you carry around with you.
These methods might include:
- Frequent exercise to work off stress
- Control of substance use so that you do not lower your level of self-control with drugs like alcohol or cocaine.
- Regular practice of meditation or prayer.
- Getting a reasonable amount of sleep every night.
- Psychotherapy or coaching to learn how to put feelings into words instead of action
Of course, anger can get the better of everyone from time to time, whether you have ADHD or not. When anger gets the best of you, however, accept the human inevitability of messing up and do not let the sinking feeling of here-we-go-again devastate you. Instead, learn from the experience and say, “I messed up. I apologize. Let me make it right.”
In this YouTube Video on ADHD and Anger, I discuss how to identify and watch out for your triggers and why now is a particularly tough time for people with ADHD. You’ll also learn how to manage your expectations, reign in your tendency to loose control and why it’s important to connect with others.