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Some excellent advice for this time of the year! 

Molly stopped taking holidays several years ago. It wasn’t that she didn’t enjoy the time off...she did...it was because she didn’t like returning to work. Molly has ADHD and has learned to use it to her advantage in her job. Her job in sales requires her to always be on the go and spends most of her time on the road, visiting clients. She manages to complete her paperwork first thing in the morning, before all the distractions of the day set in.

We’ve all been there before and it’s something that’s often referred to as the entrepreneur’s curse or “superhero syndrome”. It starts off innocently, but as you scale your business and begin to grow you have difficulty saying no to things and even worse, delegating or outsourcing tasks to others. You have so many things on your plate but so little time. You get caught up in a vicious circle of burning the candle at both ends and fueling yourself with caffeine and junk food. Naturally, the first thing that always gets tossed by the wayside is exercise.

 

 My 8-year-old son Lucas has ADHD. Naturally, because the disorder is a big part of our lives, we talk about it with people. Sometimes we’re venting with a friend, and sometimes we’re chatting with another parent to pass the time as we wait for some kid’s activity or another to wrap up. Sometimes we’re having a deliberate, goal-oriented discussion with teachers or administrators as a means to formulate better approaches to assist with Lucas’s behavior and academic performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards: Unsung heroes of the grassroots game are honoured

As rugby union fans prepare for the deciding Test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions on Saturday, the grassroots of the English game were being celebrated in London.

The 2017 Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards recognised those who have contributed to their community programmes and those who have been transformed by them.

Imagine trying to juggle a full life of work and home demands when focus is almost impossible: That's everyday life for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Here, adults with ADHD reveal their tricks for managing the carnival in their brain.

Set aside time for stuff that isn't urgent

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