Adult ADHD: Surviving The Holidays

The Holidays can be a very stressful time for everyone – but it’s especially difficult for Adults with ADD/ADHD.

There are so many details to take care of, including:

  • Decorations
  • Cards
  • Gifts
  • Events
  • Food…
  • And the list goes on and on…

And the worst part is that many adults with ADD often get overwhelmed, and then down when they feel that they have messed up for yet another year…

Why not start off the holidays with some strategies that can help you out?

Adult ADD Coach: Lynne Edris (from Coaching ADDvantages), can help you with some strategies to help you to do better this holiday season.

Steps to help you out:

First: Watch this video where Lynne shares some specific strategies to help you out:

Second: Join us for the live coaching call on Monday November 21st at 9:15 pm eastern time. Just click here to join the Insiders Membership Site.

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And, we hope you have a great holiday season icon smile Adult ADHD: Surviving The Holidays


Dr. Kenny

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  1. I am 59 and just recently been diagnosed with ADD. I am fairly self-aware and mature so have addressed many ADD issues without knowing I was doing so. One thing I did about seven years ago was declare “No Fuss Christmas”. I’m divorced and my children (in their 20′s ) sometimes live near me but mostly a continent away or visiting their Dad (also a continent away). My mother has passed away and my siblings dispersed so there are very few traditions that I’m really attached to.

    “No Fuss Christmas” recognizes that in my family, we have all the “stuff” we need, we eat really well all year and we gather for feasting often. Presents are thoughts or gifts of time certificates. Sometimes the gifts are ideas for something that will arrive later like concert tickets (with home made dinner) or the knitting I haven’t finished yet. We also live very full and busy lives. The most precious thing we have to give is time with one another. So, that is the purpose of the day…. spending no-stress time together. We start after a rare sleep-in and eat and drink ordinary food when we feel hungry. Who ever is around talks and talks, goes for walks, opens a few presents, makes a few phone calls, has a few visitors, makes a few visits, might go to a movie and when the time comes, eats again. A few years, I bought Indian or Chinese take out and heated it up. Everyone was happy. No one was fussing over a meal and no one was feeling guilty about someone else fussing. No one was over-stuffed and the clean-up was minimal.

    For people with younger children and family traditions that are precious to all or a few, this may be too radical. There are some really good ways to explain “no fuss” and “no stuff” Christmases and how to simplify the holidays. Just go to for great ideas, including ready-to-print gift certificates of time and services (no cost). If purchased presents makes more sense for some loved-ones, I find people are really happy with the goat or chicken gifts you can give through charities like Oxfam Unwrapped.

    Happy No Fuss holidays – whatever your spiritual belief!

    • Pat – thanks for sharing this – I think it is great, and can be really helpful for many people.
      In my book (in the parenting chapter), I explain that it’s really important to drop the ‘June Cleaver’ archetype – of the ‘perfect home’. What you write is a great example of this!
      Have a great ‘no fuss Christmas!’
      Dr. Kenny

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