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Hello once again, I had different plans for this week's podcast episode but I sort of hit a wall and I have reached that point in my career where I'm kind of in survival mode. Ever since about eight grade, I used to call it spring fever because once I hit puberty in 8th grade pretty much every day of my spring that year, I would come home, crying and exhausted and ever since then, about this time of year, I just kind of hit this wall wear whatever my school year has been regardless of stress level or anything. I always just kind of hit this point in the spring where I'm just done. I have no energy left and I finally realized that it's connected with the amount of executive functioning that I am using to get through my school year and by the
And the energy that it takes me to get through the school year is exhausting and add to that pandemic and getting older and reaching that certain age. Hormonal e. Also, I had a med change recently, that was not really great. So I'm finally going back on the old one which was helpful to my energy, but we'll see how that goes. And
Meg lies. One of the things I noticed when I first went on adderal is that my fatigue and brain fog improve drastically and when I went off and tried something else, it was definitely noticeable the difference. And what I realize is that even though when I was on it, it wasn't as clear to me how much of a difference it made until I went off. It reminded me a lot of when I first got my glasses because I had an astigmatism and I would really force myself to see things and so it wasn't obvious that I had something wrong with my vision. Things didn't look clearly blurry to me or anything because my eyes just
Compensated for distinguishes them. And even though it wasn't obvious at first, I was having problems, stumbling over my words. When I was reading, and then I was starting to get headaches from the eye strain of trying to focus so hard with my eyes. That's something that I noticed with the medication. Is that what I've come to realize is that the focus is not obvious. It's not some magic.
Button that's turned on where I'm suddenly able to focus, but the strain that it takes me to focus is significantly less. So that not only do I feel more energized when I'm on it. It's a short-acting medication so it shouldn't be affecting me when I wake up but when I wake up in the morning I was feeling more refreshed and off of that, I would feel completely wiped out, which isn't because of the active medication, because it's out of my system, by then, and now that I'm looking back on it, I realize, it's exactly like my glasses because the effort that I sustained to focus and do those things is so draining that it leaves me tired. Even when I wake up in the morning, we're on the medication. I actually am able to do those things in
Play that's not as draining to my system, which is been great. So I'm looking forward to going back on the original one and I think I'm I think I found what I'm going to be doing at least for now, I've settled in on a low-dose. So,
I'll keep you posted.
And also, right about that time my kid went back to school on Mondays, which meant I had to be up early on Mondays as well. So all in all my brain has pretty much shut down for much in the way of creative new content. But what I am doing is kind of pulling some things from past stuff that I'm sharing on my social media, and that's what I'm saying. And actually, it's been great to revisit some of my old blogs because I have like two hundred of them, no 200.
Because I have like a hundred and fifty blog posts and 200 something podcast, but I make a practice of making sure I get a podcast out at least every week except for when I take December's off and so I wanted to make sure that I at least kind of touch base and let you guys know where I'm at. You may also be reaching this point of hitting that wall as well. Because I think a lot of folks even if you're not working in the school system, this time of year specially coming out of the pandemic, a lot of us are just done exhausted so that's where I'm at creatively speaking. However, I am actually very excited because with the summer coming, I decided that I should start looking into opening up my schedule a bit more for one-on-one Services, specifically coaching, and the adult learning assessment
File that I've been doing and as I've been doing more of those, I've been really excited about the information that I'm coming up with, it's not diagnostic, but it really gives some valuable information about how people think and learn. So I'm excited about that and I've just come to a really exciting collaboration with someone who is going to help me with my website so that I can update it and really make it clear what it looks like and revamp. What my coaching looks like as well because that's kind of changed over the years and I really want to update to clarify that one of the things that has helped me back is that I am great about writing on my website for the blog and podcast and all that. But I have a really hard time saying what I do when it comes to actually.
Explaining services in that sort of thing.
Border come to realize is that all of the people that I worked with pretty much knew that they wanted to work with me before we had a conversation. And so one of the things that I prefer when having a consultation with someone is to just get to know what it is that they're looking for and to see if my Approach will work for them and I just basically tell them what it looks like. I don't really do the sales call thing. I'm terrible at it, I hate it. And the last couple of people that I talk to it was just so great because I was just able to
Relax and tell them. This is what I do, this is what it looks like and if that sounds good to you. Great. So if you're curious about what that might looks look like, feel free to contact me at my website or where I remember. Calm and we can chat and see if it would be a good fit the assessment. Specifically is a couple hours with me doing some standardized things and there's also some self-assessment components as well. So I'm excited to pull that together on my website. But if you're curious, now, feel free to contact me because I can let you know, kind of the rundown of what it looks like and
And what super cool is this person I am working with does exactly what I need which is to help.
Expand my website.
When was super cool with this collaboration is that this person does exactly what I need, but didn't know there was a name for which is helping design the user experience on my website so that you can navigate it more easily and find the information that you want. And so I'm really excited about that cuz I know I have a lot of information on my website and I really want to make it as user-friendly as possible to find what you were looking for. So excited about that. Keep your eyes out this summer and just on it on a fun. Note I noticed that threadless is having a 15% off sale right now until the 23rd I think. And during our last group call I showed that we had, I got this new squirrel mug from Jay's Workshop of Wonder and I just added them to my embracing intensity store as well because it allows us to do a collaboration. So all of his squirrel merch, you can find on the embracing intensity store which is embracing. Intensity.
Craigslist.com and everything is 15% off, which is pretty cool and you can find last weekend's recording of breaking the stress cycle with Zara, Reuben in the embracing intensity Community. Now at embracing intensity Cam and I will be sharing parts of it on the podcast down the road, but you can fight it now in the embrace, the intensity community. And our next Group Hall is going to be on a synchronous development in. Gifted adults with Tiffany Truong, which I'm super excited about, and should be fantastic. So, I hope you guys are all hanging in there as well and take good care of yourself. Thinking about the stress cycle, she talked about seven areas of rest that we all need and it really overlaps with the five areas of
What's an energy balance that I talked about in my balancing your time and energy workbook with a couple of those overlapping for that to make seven.
With a couple of the seven on her list that overlap to make the 5. So it's a really good reminder to sometimes. We just need to take it slow and that's okay.
Have a great week next week interview episode is fantastic. So I'm looking forward to sharing that and have a great week
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