Breaking ADHD Perfectionism and Burnout Cycles

Breaking ADHD Perfectionism and Burnout Cycles

By Kate Moryoussef

Perfectionism combined with ambition, control, over-achievement, restless energy, productivity-guilt and burnout are tendencies I see and hear about a lot in ADHD women. It can be exhausting living like this, and many of us struggle to break the cycle, which causes spates of burnout. However, when we create awareness around these behaviour patterns, which are often subconscious and unintentional, we can build better boundaries and gently remove the internal pressures we put on ourselves.

Today on the ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast, I speak to Michaela Thomas,  a Clinical Psychologist, coach, founder of the psychology practice The Thomas Connection and author of The Lasting Connection – develop love and compassion for yourself and your partner.

Michaela specialises in perfectionism combined with stress, anxiety, depression, productivity, procrastination, burnout and overall wellbeing.

On today's ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast, Kate and Michaela talked about the following:

Burnout, ambition, overwhelm and not feeling good enough with neurodivergent womenProductivity, procrastination and shamePerfectionism is a mask we use to hideUnderstanding the wiring of our neurodivergent brain The tools and strategies to help with hyperfocus and burnoutChoosing different ways to live and what's important to us in different seasonsSelf-boundaries, self-compassion and seeing our limitations Softening a 'should' to a 'could, removing self-blame Being overwhelmed by all our ideas, pulling the reigns backCelebrating our impulsive energy and creative imaginationHarnessing our energy with regular breaks and self-compassionCycle breaking from previous generationsThe pressure we put on ourselves and using our intuition

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Kate Moryoussef is a women’s ADHD Lifestyle & Wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) women find more calm, balance, health, compassion, creativity and clarity. 

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