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Breaking Old Habits and Building New Ones: Caithlin's ADHD Transformation
"Before ScatterMind, I was burning the candle from both ends by not giving myself the care I deserve. With Frankie's help, I'm developing and sticking with habits to change this.”
Today, I’m highlighting Caithlin, a 34-year-old Stanford Grad recently diagnosed with ADHD. Before ScatterMind, she struggled with her self-image and health while managing type 1 diabetes. Now, Caithlin has improved her health and confidence by sticking to a consistent eating plan and bedtime routine. Before working together, she struggled with
Revenge Bedtime Procrastination
Sticking to her plans and breaking them down into actionable steps
But, since we started working together, we boosted her confidence and gave her the energy to make it through all her activities (full day of work, weightlifting, martial arts, side business, etc.). This showed her that she was capable of breaking old habits and developing new ones that served her. Here’s how we did it!
Challenges she faced
When we met Caithlin, she told me her ADHD interfered with her health habits. She wasn’t eating consistently or getting proper sleep. This showed up in her self-image, frequent bouts of low blood sugar, and exhaustion. Ultimately stopping her from completing all her hobbies. So, we broke down her struggles. Here’s what we found:
Eating once per day & sometimes less —> She was exhausted because she hadn’t eaten anything. For someone who is diabetic, eating consistent healthy meals is important.
Not taking breaks to eat —> With a whirlwind of to-dos, she sprinted from one task to the next. She wasn’t building time into her day to pause, relax, and fuel her body with food.
No food was available to her —> Caithlin would forget to grocery shop and prepare her meals. She’s also vegan, which makes finding quick meals more complex. As a result, she’d push through her day on a coffee or two, wondering why she kept getting low blood sugar.
Revenge bedtime procrastination → She would hit a second wind around 11 p.m. and be up all night, meaning she would sleep through her alarm in the morning.
Lack of consistency —> Caithlin wasn’t consistent with eating and sleeping habits.
How we solved it
We developed a system that fit Caithlin’s schedule and lifestyle. Since she was on the go and liked being active, we ensured she had the energy for all her hobbies. Here’s how we set up a system to ensure she was properly fueling all her activities.
Eating once per day & sometimes less —> Like many ADHDers, Caithlin often forgets things and needs to be cued. We tackled this by sending her daily text reminders to eat. This ensured that in the blur of NYC life, forgetting food was impossible. Eventually, this turned into muscle memory, and she was anticipating my texts.
Not taking breaks to eat —> If you don’t schedule something, you’ll never have time for it. Caithlin used her calendar for her appointments, so we scheduled her eating breaks like we did her appointments. By accounting for the time to eat, we built a daily routine to eat at the same time every day. This gave her time to eat and, eventually, developed into muscle memory.
No food was available to her —> Most of life’s challenges can be solved by planning, and that’s what we did. By keeping snacks in her backpack and meal prepping beforehand, we made it easy for her to eat. This saved time and money. NYC is crazy expensive.
Revenge bedtime procrastination → We built an evening routine that relaxed her and eliminated doom scrolling on her phone. Her routine: Put her phone on the charger away from her bed, 30 mins of stretching, and 30 mins for skin care. She got 8 hours of sleep every night.
Lack of consistency —> With our weekly check-ins, I was always there to catch Caithlin on a tough week and ensure we stayed on schedule. If something weren’t working properly, I’d brainstorm a new solution. For example, she frequently forgot to stretch and do physical therapy during her evening routine. So, we added a stretch break while she was at work to replace buying snacks or coffee. This allows her to escape from her desk and save time on her evening routine.
Caithlin is a smart, hard worker, just like you. Like many people, Caithlin needed extra help, and once she received it, she reached her goals. ScatterMind organizes people’s efforts, focuses their energy, and keeps them consistent. With this focus and consistency, Caithlin hit her goal of having more energy and caring for her body. ScatterMind helps people like you reach their goals, unlock their potential, and live the life they deserve.
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