When managing overwhelm, anticipating your overwhelm “trigger” is half the battle
The second mini-video in my ADHD / Overwhelm training addresses the kind of overwhelm that comes on when you have to deal with information in a way that is difficult for you.
Modalities: How you take in information
We learn and process information through a combination of modalities using our senses:
- Visual (seeing)
- Auditory (hearing)
- Kinesthetic (hands-on or movement)
Most of us are strongest in one modality, and weaker in others. People with ADD / ADHD, when forced to learn or process in their weakest modality, are likely to experience a feeling of overwhelm.
For example, if you need to write down directions, or read things to understand them, you may become overwhelmed in a meeting where you couldn’t take notes. Or, if you learned best by hands-on doing, and visual learning was your weakest modality, you might feel overwhelmed if you were forced to learn something only by reading the manual.
Even some people who do well with visual learning can experience visual overwhelm set off by a particular types of graphic presentation on a page!
Watch the video “What Triggers You?“ and consider the possibility that some of your overwhelm is brought on by the way a project or information is presented to you. Once you realize that, try to change the way you deal with it to accommodate your strongest modality.
For deeper solutions to the ADHD/Overwhelm problem, attend my live free webinar, “How to Stop ADHD Overwhelm at the Root,” coming up September 14. You can register for it on the video page.
CLICK HERE to watch Mini-Video #2 and tell us what you think:
- Which modality is your strongest?
- Which one sends you into overwhelm when you’re forced to rely on it?