This week in ADHD
Hi ADHDers! How’s everyone doing?
There are now over 10,000 of us whoop whoop! 🎉🎉🎉
I started this newsletter in 2020 because my post-ADHD diagnosis appointments got cancelled due to the COVID-19 lockdown - what a journey!
I never would’ve thought it would help so many of us adults with ADHD! *wipes tear*
🚨 To celebrate I’ll be doing a giveaway of the ADHD Traits flashcards soon! Just for subscribers 🚨
📰 Money, Money, Money, Moneyyyyy
Let’s be honest, some of us aren’t the best when it comes to managing our finances. ADHD Tax doesn’t help either!
I find that ‘how to save money’ advice is soooooo generic!
But, I did come across some practical advice in a Buzzfeed article - specifically tailored to people with ADHD.
“…create several bank accounts that each serve specific goals, and give them specific nicknames. For example, “Monthly Bills and Expenses”.
Use app/website blockers to break the habit of impulsive spending. e.g. self-control app.
“Use only debit cards and cash for at least three months — so you don’t spend more than you make and get into more debt.”
🎙️ ADHD, Intersectionality, Work & Communication
What is the most ADHD thing you’ve done recently?
I shared mine as a guest on the ADHDasFemales podcast! We had such a fun time playing games, talking about ADHD and intersectionality, and late diagnosis!
💎 Key nugget: How to communicate our needs to friends and families.
You can listen in on the fun here:
👩🏾🎨 Young, Gifted and Black
Extra points to anyone who sang along to the title 👏
With ADHD Awareness Month and Black History Month UK taking place next month, my calendar is open for speaking engagements.
🎤 I’ve spoken at companies including Facebook, Twitter, Ubisoft, Baringa, large conferences and other companies.
Topics range from Neurodiversity in the workplace, ADHD and Gaming, How to make the workplace more inclusive for Neurodivergent employees, practical tips and How we can play to our strengths.
📣 If your company is looking for a speaker or you’d like them to run a workshop next month, I’d appreciate a referral. Most of my speaking engagements have been due to fellow Neurodivergent people referring me - THANK YOU!
If you want information on fees or a topic you’d like me to speak about, please email email@example.com
That’s all from me!
Rach, with ADHD.