Work-Life Balance with ADHD
Agave Health's life balance coaching is custom-tailored to assist adults with ADHD in managing their professional and personal lives. Our program offers a range of evidence-based methods to help you stay on track, remain focused, and maintain a healthy balance in your life.
“Agave’s life balance coaching has helped me manage both my personal and professional life efficiently.”
How ADHD causes issues with work-life balance
In general, ADHD can make a person's working life difficult. For most people, work presents a challenge of some kind, so keeping up with one's workload can be challenging even for a neurotypical person. However, adding in ADHD and juggling work responsibilities can become a truly frustrating experience.
ADHD at work can often cause people to overcompensate, throwing every ounce of spare mental energy into their work to ensure that they don't miss anything and keep up appearances with their employer. Living an exhausting lifestyle like this can easily spill into your personal life, leaving you with little energy to spend on leisure, hobbies, and your loved ones.
This is before we even touch on symptoms like Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD), a common symptom in people with ADHD that manifests as extreme feelings of shame or humiliation during moments of rejection or reproach (whether that rejection is real or just perceived).
Many people with ADHD have been told their whole life that they were bad students or bad employees or lost opportunities and damaged relationships because of their condition. A lifetime of these messages takes a toll. In an effort to prevent feelings of RSD, many adults with ADHD will double down on their work efforts, pushing harder at organization and efficiency to avoid facing further problems in their careers. Long-term, this can be a recipe for burnout, as balancing time between work and personal life becomes more difficult when you don’t have the energy for either.
Another potential obstacle that ADHDers can face when searching for work-life balance is hyperfocus. The ADHD brain struggles to regulate attention, and while that often manifests in a person's attention wandering away from less engaging tasks, it can also cause the opposite. If a task somehow lines up with an ADHDer's interests, it might be difficult to pull them away from it. This is hyperfocus.
Hyperfocus might seem like a positive symptom, and indeed, it can often be useful if the object of your focus is something you need to get done. But hyperfocus is a double-edged sword because when it strikes, it becomes all too easy to neglect important self-care (eating, sleeping, etc.) and even personal relationships.
How can Agave help you with work-life balance
Agave Health offers a variety of resources for adults with ADHD that can be instrumental in finding life balance.
Our team of certified ADHD coaches offers personalized guidance tailored to you and your specific needs. This is an invaluable way to support your efforts and personal goals while developing strategies for better work-life balance in the long term.
Weekly Online Visits
Our program includes weekly online visits with a certified coach to discuss your progress and make the necessary adjustments that will give you the best outcomes.
Agave Health provides you with easy-to-use tools and resources to help you change the way you relate to your work and personal life, helping each to be better and more fulfilling, even with adult ADHD. One-on-one messaging with your life balance coach, mood trackers, CBT resources, and more can help you improve your quality of life.
Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programs are useful to help you identify and change the negative thought patterns that may be contributing to your work-life balance issues. With helpful information and advice, you can turn over a new leaf and balance your life moving forward, even with ADHD.
Who is Agave Health for?
Agave Health’s life balance coaching is designed specifically with adults with ADHD in mind, but our system can truly be helpful for anyone that struggles with work-life balance and wants to improve their situation.
If you or someone you know is in need of any of the following services, our program may be able to help.
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What our members say
I have benefitted so much from my Agave coach's advice and tips. ADHD is a daily struggle but since joining Agave days have been so much easier. It's not as hard to take care of myself now.
I am so grateful for my Agave coach taking the time to listen to me. It makes me feel seen and like my concerns are valid. I am grateful to have someone understand me.
It is so reassuring to have my Agave coach by my side. Honestly, I think I'm the most balanced right now than I can ever remember being.
My partner doesn't struggle with ADHD and doesn't grasp how much the subsequent executive dysfunction affects my life. With medication not bringing the "aha" moment I hoped for, you have no idea how much the Agave help means to me.