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– Henry David Thoreau
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During this unique 8 week interactive webinar course, you will take a life-changing journey with Coach Michelle Raz to discover your life’s passion and career aspirations.
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Michelle Raz – Your Career Coach
Michelle Raz, M.Ed., BCC, is an ADHD and Career Coach who is Board Certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education. She has over 2,500 hours of coaching experience, and has been a member of the Edge Foundation coaching team since 2010. Michelle has a certificate as a Career Services Specialist from Wilma Fellman, career counseling expert, trainer and author of Finding a Career That Works for You. She also earned a Certificate of Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum from world-renown ADHD coaching expert Jodi Sleeper-Triplett.
Are you gearing up for finals? Can’t wait for it all to be over? Does this sound like you? “I know I shouldn’t wait until the last minute and pull an all-nighter. My work isn’t the best it could be, but it’s the only way I can get motivated.”
Getting back on track:
You can still get yourself back on track, even with a few days left. And here’s how. Assess your time:
Make a calendar. Get some paper, open up a spread sheet, or set up a Google calendar.
Block out on your calendar plan all your classes and other critical time commitments (ex. job, sports — things you MUST do).
Block out when you’ll be sleeping and eating.
On the second page, list all the other things you have to get done.
Circle the items that have big consequences for not getting them done.
Everything else is lower priority right now. You can even let them fall off the list for now.
Break your project into smaller bits:
Identify all the steps you need to do to get a big project done. For a paper, for instance, you need time to do research, brainstorm and/or write a draft, write the final draft, and hand it in.
Block of time on your calendar for each of those steps.
If it looks like you have extra hours left on your calendar plan, look to the next higher priority tasks and start scheduling them until you run out of hours in the day.
Don’t forget to schedule some short breaks along the way.
Stick to your plan!
Keep the plan with you 24/7. Put it in your agenda, or your phone.
Keep checking your plan. Stick to it to the best of your ability. If it’s 1:00 pm and your plan says you should be done with lunch and working on the draft, go work on the draft.
Remember, it is an emergency plan to get you through a tough spot. One way or another, it will be over soon.
How an ADHD Coach can help
If you find yourself in a last minute study crunch so much of the time it feels like a habit, and ADHD coach can help you avoid emergency situations in the first place.
One of the characteristics of ADHD is a tendency to shoot from the hip, or the “ready, fire, aim” syndrome. A coach works with you over time to develop better planning and self-management skills; skills that will help you manage your time and your things so you’re on top of your work and the rest of your life and not overwhelmed and behind all the time.
Once you’ve met your deadline, get yourself a coach. By working with a coach, you can stay on top of your work and have fun too!
Join the international ADHD Love Movement.So many people love someone with ADHD.11 okt-13 of October we will all send out messages of ADHD Love to the world In every way we can. MMS,mail,pinning,posting etc.So join in and messages to send out will be available for you to download and send .Messages of love,from heart to heart.Oktober is the month of ADHD Awareness www.adhdawareness.se
Did you know that some sources estimate that as many as 50% of college students have some degree of problem caused by alcohol?
Did you know ADHD youth are at higher risk for developing alcoholism or other drug dependency than other kids?
Do you know the warning signs for early stages of alcoholism (when it’s easiest to recover from but hardest to notice)?
Check out the list below. Be honest with yourself. That’s the hard part, being honest with yourself. Do you see yourself here below in the 15 signs you may have a drinking problem?
Not everybody has every sign to be an alcoholic. The important thing is to look honestly at yourself and if you have an inkling in your gut that you want to ignore; that’s the signal it’s time to get help! Most colleges have counselors who can help you explore if you really have a problem or you’re simply being paranoid. The key is to get help early before addiction gets deeply ingrained into your brain and it takes a near disaster to get you to dig your way out and sober up.
Alcohol is your go-to stress reliever
Been told by people that you care about that they are concerned about your drinking
Lashed out at those same people for getting into your business
Drinking to get a buzz more than once a week.
Feeling it’s hard to have fun at a party if you aren’t drinking.
Had fights while drinking.
Had periods of time you can’t account for after you sober up. Yep, blackouts are a sign of addiction.
Had sexual experiences while drinking that you regretted the morning after.
It’s not a weekend unless you get blotto at least once.
Lie about how much you were drinking.
Missed classes more than once due to a hangover.
Not getting the grades you used to before you started drinking heavily.
Told yourself you were going to cut back on your drinking and then didn’t.
Typically you hang out with other drinkers and avoid events with people who don’t drink.