Ep. 20: ADHD Tax
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Have you heard about the "ADHD tax?" It's not an official tax, but it's sure getting a lot of time on social media lately! The "ADHD tax" refers to the accumulation of unwanted, additional expenses that are incurred because a person has ADHD.  Like, all the expenses we rack up because we've forgotten to pay the bills or we got distracted and lost track of our overdraft fees or that oil change the car needed but we postponed, and it caused the car to break down... all of these cost us money, time and patience!

In today's episode, Lacy Estelle discusses how we as ADHD'ers have a huge blind spot, almost an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality, and it causes us a lot of grief in our lives especially in matters that impact our money.  Lacy explains how:

  • We don't have much of a concept of how our habits compound because we don't see it in real-time.
  • We don't know exactly how to map the steps out to get to the future we want, and that keeps us stuck.
  • We struggle pushing good habits into our long term memory.

Lacy also shares some practical insight from her experience on how to form new necessary habits as a person with ADHD, and how to work on lessening the "ADHD tax" that's stealing from your future!

Resources and Links
AtomicHabits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear (at Amazon)

Dr. Kojo, on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/drkojosarfo/

Reach out to Lacy Estelle via:
Email: podcast@anaddwoman.com
Facebook group: @anADDwoman
Instagram: @anADDwoman
Website: www.anaddwoman.com
Lacy’s Facebook group: 
Mothering the Storm Accountability and Support Group

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