So excited to introduce a new series of weekly posts surrounding my areas of expertise: ADHD, stress & anxiety, and relationships. I’ve been blogging for a little while now and generally, I’ve done long-form posts because there’s so much to talk about when I’m passionate about sharing information. But I also have come to the realization that we are all busy and would rather scroll fast through our social feeds. Thus, I’ve challenged myself to become more concise and restrict my wisdom to 500 words or less. This is what you can expect:
Monday: Coffee and ADHD productively
This is a series for adults with ADHD (and their kids with ADHD) that need quick tips to understand how their superpowers work, how they can trick the brain to get started on tasks, stay productive, make their accomplishments match their potential, and achieve their goals. These quick but to the point posts will usually come in 2 parts, one is the explanation for a particular concept and the other is the practical application.
Of course, ADHD is known for its association to stimulants that help one focus….to be honest, when it comes to coffee, we kind of all need it to get our days started and I think we all love enticing coffee pictures that get us going and make us feel on top of the world. And yes, this post is for Mondays to get us all going! Check it out even if you don’t need to learn how to ADHD because I will guarantee you that you’ll find some brain power tips.
Wednesday: Nature your anxiety
Instead of “nurture your anxiety”…you got that? Ok, just making sure. By mid-week, my fellow overthinkers should start feeling their emotional availability tanks depleting, that’s why we need to bring things into perspective with some awesome therapeutic tips and calming nature pictures, especially the beach ones (my absolute favorite). We will talk about negative thinking, self-care, soothing images, exercise, anger and anxiety, control, avoidance, and other fun things anxious people do.
Friday: Let’s eat and connect
If you’ve been in a long term relationship, with all of its ups and downs, you know that the only thing that’s a constant is the conversation is “what are we having for dinner?” or “what restaurants we are going to while on vacation”. The deep conversations may disappear or will be replaced by conversations about bread and butter, the sex may slow down or become non-existent, so the dopamine kick will come from a juicy burger…is this starting to feel familiar?
So, in our Friday series (cause the weekend is coming and we have to eat even more and spend time together), we will focus on relationships, especially the long-term ones. While visually stimulated by some really cool food pictures, we will actually have some engaging and thought producing conversations around serious and important topics related to pre-marital, couples, or even divorce prep (conscious uncoupling, thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow).
I hope that you will follow along and find little nuggets throughout the week to sustain you. If along the way you have questions, please contact me. I love connecting with my readers! Oh, and if Instagram is more your thing, you can follow the series over there as well.
ABOUT: Dr. Ruxandra LeMay is a private practice psychologist in Litchfield Park, Arizona with experience in family therapy, ADHD, stress and anxiety management, and executive coaching. She is the author of My Spouse Wants More Sex Than Me: The 2-Minute Solution For a Happier Marriage. Click HERE to check out her free resources on effective communication, emotional unavailability, intimacy, and anxiety management or join her at www.ruxandralemay.com for monthly blogs posts.