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Bonnie Mincu

Senior Certified ADHD Coach

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Working through a cold with ADHD?  Plan again!

I've had a doozy of a cold this week.  It turned into a sore throat that just wouldn't quit, leaving me with a croaking larengitus.  An ADHD Coach with no voice is like a waiter with a broken leg — you can do the job, but it sure is harder!

Nevertheless, I worked through the week and kept all my phone appointments.  What I didn't count on was how much slower I was at working my own projects between appointments.   Marketing or writing tasks that normally could have been relatively easy seemed to drag on for hours.   My attention span on independent work was considerably less than normal.

As always, many of my Coaching clients were facing the common ADHD challenge of procrastinating until the last minute on a project, then suddenly able to focus the day before the due date, and finding that the project took much longer than they expected it to.

Do you often scramble deliver at the last minute?

If so, most of the time it might involve an unanticipated all-night work session, a feeling of stress and exhaustion, and the knowledge that the quality of your work wasn't what it could have been if you had started sooner.

But what if you were to come down with a cold?

In that case, all bets are off.   Because the heightened adrenaline generated by last-minute panic,  that usually allows you to suddenly focus, will not be able to overcome the lethargy and draggy brain caused by a stuffed nose, swollen glands and fever.

All the more reason why it's critical to learn how to space out your work and anticipate the unexpected.   Colds happen!

Author: Bonnie Mincu
Senior Certified ADHD Coach, Founder of "Thrive with ADD," Bonnie has been coaching adults with ADD / ADHD traits since 2001. She has developed numerous training programs to help with the challenges of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.


    Janie Burns

    Because of my schedule, I have to listen to the recorded version of these webinars – still find it interesting and helpful. However, I have found myself interrupted by calls I have had to take, necessitating a stop in mid-stream, and the need to start all over again from the beginning. Is there a way I can stop the recording – to resume at a later time? I realize I should schedule my time to listen when I won’t be interrupted, but cannot count on that.

    Bonnie Mincu


    You can stop the recording and resume it. The button for doing that is on your media player, whichever one you use. It may look like a square. If you hover your mouse over the symbols on the media player when it is open, you should see an explanation of what the buttons do. Or just click on them to see if it pauses. If it does, then click again to resume playing.

    If you can’t tell, just google “how do I pause and resume a recording in ______________media player?” fill in the blank with the player you have). You can also move the arrows forward once you resume until you find the spot where you left off.

    I want to thank you Bonnie for this great resources about ADHD, it really helps me a lot on my researches.

    Bonnie Mincu

    Thanks Raffy, I’m glad it helps! Are you doing a research project on Adult ADHD?

    This is a great blog to help us understand things about ADHD.

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Bonnie, there are no words to express how deeply I’ve been affected by your blog! I’ve only read a few things, but they have created such a complete mind shift that the tears shed have washed away my struggles forever!

For the first time in my life I feel understood and hopeful that I can put some tools and systems in place to help me overcome!”

—Michelle near Seattle

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