The 7 common mistakes when wanting to be productive

In this episode of our podcast, we dive into the world of productivity, specifically exploring the 7 most common mistakes we all make, but which are especially challenging for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

  1. We begin by discussing the error of focus on effort rather than a system, and how this approach can trigger the feeling of always being busy but never really productive.
  2. Then we analyze the problem of retain information in mind. We explain why this strategy is not only inefficient but can lead to stress and anxiety, especially for people with ADHD.
  3. We delve into the importance of planning and how start without a plan it can lead to procrastination, confusion, and a lack of direction.
  4. We pass to the error of not scheduling a block of time. We demonstrate the importance of allocating specific times for tasks and how this can improve concentration and efficiency.
  5. We examine the error of switch systems frequently. Here, we explain how consistency is key to an effective productivity system, and how constantly changing systems can lead to wasted time and energy.
  6. Next, we explore the error of not considering transition times between tasks. We share strategies on how preparing for these transitions can make your day run smoother and less stressful.
  7. Finally, we deal with the error of not preparing in advance the necessary items for the task. We discuss how preparing in advance can save time and minimize distractions, which is particularly helpful for those with ADHD.

Technology Addiction and ADHD

In this special episode, we delve into the complex world of technology addiction in adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how this relationship can affect their daily life. We address the impact of overexposure to digital devices and social media in exacerbating ADHD symptoms, such as poor concentration, impulsiveness, and organizational difficulties.

We address the causes and consequences of techno-addiction in adults with AD/HD, as well as the role of society and the environment in the creation of addictive patterns.

Join us in this talk that seeks to shed light on the interaction between ADHD and the problematic use of technology.

Myths about AD/HD: the truth about Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity

Don't miss our latest episode! We address Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, dismantling the most common myths and revealing the reality behind this disorder. In this episode, we'll explore topics like:

  1. Is AD/HD a disorder unique to childhood?? We will clear up the misconception that AD/HD disappears with age and discuss its prevalence in adults.
  2. Are the symptoms of ADHD always evident? We will disprove the myth that all adults with ADHD have obvious symptoms and we will address the diversity of manifestations that the disorder can have.
  3. Is ADHD a problem of lack of will? We will look at the relationship between AD/HD and self-discipline, and how a lack of understanding can lead to stigmatizing those affected.
  4. Can ADHD be cured with medication alone? We will examine the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of ADHD, including behavioral, supportive, and pharmacological therapies.

Depression, ADHD or both?: The invisible problem in adults with ADHD

In this podcast we delve into the relationship between depression and the attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) in adults. First, we address the frequency of depression in adults with ADHD, as studies suggest that this population is more likely to experience depression compared to the general population. Next, we explore the possibility that depression can mimic AD/HD symptoms, and how this can make correct diagnosis more difficult.

Next, we focus on the typical symptoms of depression in an adult with ADHD, including lack of motivation, decreased interest in previously pleasurable activities, and difficulty concentrating. We discuss how these symptoms can be confused with those of ADHD, which can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Finally, we address the question of what to treat first when a person has depression and AD/HD at the same time. While the answer depends on the severity of each condition, we discussed the importance of treating both conditions for the best long-term results.

If you find yourself dealing with both disorders, this podcast will provide detailed and practical information on how to recognize and treat them effectively to improve your quality of life.

How AD/HD Affects Concentration in Adults: Strategies to Enhance Focus

In this episode, we explore how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects adults' ability to concentrate and how this manifests itself in different areas of life, including academics, work and intterpersonal. We also discuss effective strategies to improve concentration and productivity.

We begin by explaining what AD/HD is and how it affects concentration, based on research showing neurobiological differences that exist in people with AD/HD compared to those without. In particular, the reasons that may explain the difficulties in maintaining sustained attention and resisting distractions.

We also highlight some studies showing higher unemployment rates, lower job satisfaction, higher dropout rates, and relationship problems among adults with ADHD.

Finally, we provide a list of effective strategies to improve concentration, including setting goals, using time management techniques, creating appropriate environments, practicing mindfulness, and implementing healthy habits.

Asperger Syndrome and ADHD in Adults: Key Differences and Screening Strategies

In this episode we will delve into the analysis of Asperger syndrome in adultsa condition that is frequently confused with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Throughout the conversation, we will examine the hallmarks and las manifestations of each disorder, the importance of accurate evaluation, and the most appropriate diagnostic tools.

We explore Asperger's Syndrome in adults, looking at its characteristics, challenges, and how it can affect social relationships, behavior, and the work environment. In addition, we share helpful strategies to help adults with Asperger's succeed in their personal and professional lives, focusing on recognizing their exceptional talents and abilities.

Optimize your brain with ADHD: discover the 5 scientific keys to boost your well-being

In this episode, we'll address a critical topic for adults with ADHD: how to keep your brain healthy and in top shape. We know that ADHD can present unique challenges in everyday life, so we want to share with you tips and strategies that will help you improve your mental and physical well-being.

We will explore the five fundamental pillars to maintain a healthy brain in adults with ADHD: diet, stress management, cognitive stimulation, physical exercise and sleep. We will talk about the most common myths and beliefs that circulate and we will define effective strategies to learn how to improve the quality of life and the performance of the brain.

Can I have autism without knowing it?: What is Atypical AD/HD

In this episode we will delve into a topic of great relevance: the case of a group of patients seeking a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, but who are actually within the autism spectrum disorder, presenting an atypical variant of ADHD .

This phenomenon is especially intriguing, since the inattention observed in these cases is not caused by a deficit itself, but by a cognitive component characterized by mental inflexibility or rigidity. This particularity disables the affected people to carry out efficient and adaptive attentional transitions.

Consequently, these people tend to focus excessively on a stimulus, but often it is the wrong stimulus. This behavior can lead to difficulties in their academic, work and social performance, generating challenges that it is important to address appropriately.

ADHD and Procrastination: Causes, Challenges and Effective Strategies to Improve Productivity?

In this episode, we delve into the fascinating topic of procrastination, particularly as it relates to people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We begin by defining this concept and analyzing the typical reasons that lead an individual with ADHD to fall into procrastination. We unravel the problems of working memory failure, emotional dysregulation, and cognitive inflexibility, and how these affect the ability to tackle tasks effectively.

In addition, we not only focus on identifying the difficulties, but also explore various useful strategies that can be implemented from behavioral rehabilitation to combat this problem. We describe how to “zoom in” to the future so that long-term consequences feel closer and more real, making it easier to make decisions and take action. We also covered the importance of breaking tasks into smaller, more manageable segments, allowing you to tackle each part more effectively and without feeling overwhelmed.

Finally, we highlight the use of rewards as a powerful tool to motivate and stay focused on tasks. We explain how setting appropriate and attractive rewards can be a key factor in overcoming procrastination and improving productivity in people with ADHD.

Why does time go by very slowly or very quickly?: Effective Strategies for Time Management in People with ADHD

In this episode, we discuss the challenges people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or ADHD face when it comes to time management and how these obstacles can affect the achievement of personal goals and objectives. We explore how the perception of time can be distorted, either slowing down and feeling oppressive, or suddenly speeding up without our fully realizing it.

Throughout the conversation, we share effective and practical strategies that will help you better manage your time, organize your activities and plan accordingly. Our goal is to provide useful and applicable tools so that people with ADHD or ADDD can improve their relationship over time and ultimately achieve their goals and objectives more successfully.

In summary, this episode focuses on offering concrete and valuable solutions to improve time management in individuals with AD/HD or ADHD, enabling them to face their daily challenges and move towards fulfilling their personal aspirations.

5 Key Symptoms of Attention Deficit and Surprising Hyperfocus: Deciphering Their Effects and Helpful Strategies

19 jul • 10:08

In this episode, we reveal the 5 typical symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder, offering a detailed analysis of each of them and how they affect the lives of those who suffer from this disorder. In addition, we engage in an interesting debate around a lesser-known but equally relevant symptom: hyperfocus. We examine the different dimensions of this phenomenon and how it can be both a hindrance and a strength in certain circumstances.

Throughout the discussion, we provide clear examples and case studies to help you recognize how these symptoms manifest in everyday life. In the same way, we evaluate the consequences that they can generate in the academic, work and social performance of those who experience both attention deficit and hyperfocus, addressing the challenges and opportunities that these symptoms can present in different contexts.

In addition, we share some strategies that can be helpful in managing and taking advantage of these symptoms, allowing you to develop a deeper understanding of your own experiences and how to deal with them effectively.

Creating Successful Habits with AD/HD: Discover the Path to High Performance

If you have ADHD or ADD, you may face challenges establishing routines, maintaining regularity, and being consistent with the tasks and activities you set for yourself. In this episode, we look at the concept of habits from a broad and deep perspective, exploring its essential components and explaining the appropriate steps to build successful routines that allow you to achieve high performance in your daily life.

We delve into the roots of the problem and look at how ADHD or ADD can affect a person's ability to create and maintain healthy and productive habits. Throughout the discussion, we share real case examples, research, and insights that will allow you to better understand the inner workings of habits and how to apply this information in your daily life.

Our intent is to provide valuable information and practical tools to help you overcome the difficulties associated with ADHD or ADD in forming and maintaining effective habits. By better understanding the structure and operation of habits, you will be able to implement appropriate strategies to develop successful routines and improve your performance in different aspects of your life, from academics and work to emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships.

In addition, we explore the key stages in the formation of habits and routines, identifying the crucial elements to guarantee a successful process. We discuss how to address common challenges, how to set realistic and achievable goals, and how to use positive reinforcement and motivation techniques to maintain engagement over time.

Myth or Reality: Does AD/HD Medication Generate Dependence?

In this episode, we delve into a debate about the various myths that circulate in relation to medication, with special emphasis on those that concern the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Throughout the discussion, we address the key question of whether the medications used to manage ADHD can lead to dependence or addiction in those who consume them.

We will answer some common questions and concerns that often arise in people's minds when considering the possibility of including medication in a comprehensive treatment plan for ADHD.

Finally, we present the reasons why medication, when appropriately prescribed and administered, constitutes a useful and valuable resource in improving the quality of life of those with ADHD. Medication can be a key element in the effectiveness of treatment and a fundamental pillar to guarantee the well-being and success in the day-to-day of people who face this disorder.

Working memory and ADHD: unlock your brain's RAM and boost your performance

Welcome to this episode of our podcast. Today we will talk about a very important cognitive process: working memory.
Working memory is responsible for temporarily retaining information available for processing. That is, it allows us to keep relevant information in mind to perform tasks and solve problems.
We could say that working memory is similar to the RAM of a computer or cell phone. When we open many programs at the same time, the RAM memory becomes saturated and the device starts to work slower. In the same way, the capacity of our working memory is also limited.
But what does working memory allow us to do? In this episode we tell you that it allows us to retain information temporarily to use it step by step, manipulate data to solve problems and be aware of the passage of time, that is, remember what has happened and anticipate what will come.
Working memory is fundamental to our daily lives and is present in many of our activities, from solving mathematical problems to following a conversation. Don't miss this episode where we delve into this important cognitive process!

ADHD/ADD: Is it just attention deficit? Discovering Self-regulation and Strategies to Improve it

It is quite common that, among health professionals and educators, as well as in society in general, the idea circulates that ADHD/ADD is simply reduced to an attention deficit and, therefore, people are medicated because they have Difficulty paying attention. However, ADHD is actually a failure to self-regulate behavior in general, and not just attention.

The essential problem would lie in the deficit of inhibition or brake, which implies that inattention, or deficit in the regulation of attention, is only one of the multiple failures associated with ADHD. In order to concentrate on a task, it is necessary to stop beforehand and evaluate what our objective is, and then regulate what, when, where, for what, how much and how we will pay attention.

In this episode, we address the topic of why ADHD/ADD is not equivalent to a simple attention deficit disorder, but rather represents a broader problem of inhibition and self-regulation. We explore the different manifestations of ADHD, including hyperactivity, impulsivity, and decision-making difficulties, and discuss how each of these areas can be affected by problems with inhibition and self-regulation.

We share strategies and techniques to improve self-regulation and inhibition in those struggling with ADHD/ADD, including therapeutic approaches, lifestyle changes, and practical tools that can make a difference in the well-being and success of those dealing with these. challenges.

Unlock Your Executive Functions: Secrets and Strategies for Adults with ADHD

What is the purpose of executive functions?

If you have been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, it will be essential to understand the role of these complex mental functions in guiding behavior and achieving long-term goals. Executive functions are essential to be able to maintain jobs, pursue university studies and manage interpersonal relationships. In this episode, we take a detailed look at each of them: inhibition, working memory, emotion regulation, and problem solving.

We explore the importance of executive functions in everyday life and how these higher mental abilities allow us to face challenges, make decisions, and achieve our goals. In addition, we address how ADHD/ADD can affect the performance of these functions and how their deficits can manifest in various areas of life.

In addition, we share practical strategies and techniques to improve executive function functioning in those struggling with ADHD/ADD. These tools include therapeutic approaches, lifestyle changes, and resources that can make a significant difference in the well-being and success of those facing these challenges.

The ADHD Motivation Conundrum: The Emotional Roller Coaster

Inconsistency in motivation and performance is one of the most perplexing and puzzling aspects of ADHD. People with this disorder may experience great motivation and concentration on certain tasks, while others seem to be an insurmountable challenge. At first glance, this could be interpreted as a simple lack of "willpower"; However, in this episode, we unravel the true nature of this phenomenon and explain why it is not simply a matter of will, but is closely related to executive functions.

We delve into the complex world of executive functions and how they influence the motivation and performance of a person with ADHD. We explore how the disorder affects the ability to plan, organize, and carry out tasks, which can lead to difficulties with self-discipline and intrinsic motivation.

We explore various strategies and techniques to improve motivation and performance in those struggling with ADHD, from therapeutic approaches and lifestyle changes to practical tools and resources that can make a difference in the day-to-day lives of those dealing with these challenges. challenges.

Hyperactivity in adults with AD/HD: I feel like my head won't stop.

Hyperactive behavior is often associated with constant activity, a marked tendency to be easily distracted, impulsiveness, difficulty concentrating, aggressiveness, and other similar behaviors. These characteristics can manifest in a variety of ways, such as fidgeting or fidgeting, excessive talking, or difficulty participating in quiet activities, such as reading.

In this episode, we delve deeper into understanding hyperactivity, exploring the many ways it can manifest in everyday life and how it affects those who experience it. We examine the underlying causes of hyperactivity, as well as environmental and genetic factors that may contribute to its development.

We also address a variety of effective strategies for working with hyperactivity, from therapeutic and pharmacological approaches to self-management techniques and coping skills. We share practical examples and applicable tips that will help you manage hyperactivity, either in yourself or in someone close to you.