Why is it so hard to plan a Vacation? Ep. 386 on ADHD reWired

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Planning a vacation is hard. It’s even harder when you have ADHD! Listen in as Moira Maybin is a guest on ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers, helping him brainstorm some of the ways to plan an ADHD Friendly vacation in an ADHD Friendly way.
 
Welcome to the ADHD Friendly Lifestyle Podcast, for those of us with ADHD, who have had enough of trying harder and want to live a more comfortable, healthy, and happy life with less frustration and overwhelm. It’s time to get rid of guilt and shame–around having ADHD, our needs, and challenges through stories, knowledge, and humor to speak up about the experience of women, moms, and being late diagnosed with ADHD. 
 
We can build acceptance and growing our self-compassion over time, to help us take care of ourselves, ask for help when we need it, and be comfortable with who we are. Join me, Moira Maybin, as I share knowledge about ADHD to make your life easier, and what choices you have to make your tomorrow a more ADHD Friendly day.
 
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Transcript:

 [00:02:05] – Eric & Moira talk about why this was a second attempt at recording an episode together

[00:02:35] – Eric & Moira recognize when it’s time to take the “exit ramp” [00:03:00] – Eric talks about struggling planning a vacation; Moira talks about her own experiences of not being able to relax at home, and how going away was the only way to decompress.

[00:03:45] – One of the challenges for Eric is figuring out when to take a vacation. He talks about being stuck on a 7-year merry-go-round wondering when the right time will be.

[00:04:19] – Moira shares her own experience when she got into teaching but didn’t end up actually going anywhere during the summers.

[00:04:35] – Moira asks Eric if he’s spent some time wondering and dreaming as he talks about a Phish concert he’s been waitlisted for.

[00:06:05] – Moira acknowledges how Eric describes most of the things she does in advance of a trip, and how having a narrow focus is not so overwhelming. [00:06:30] – Moira says he might need another vacation after Eric’s big trip, and why.

[00:07:35] – Moira talks about “training” to figure out what to take and what not to take during trips and shows.

[00:08:00] – Moira mentions making packing lists for herself and her family and doesn’t try to think up anything on her own; using lists as a frame of reference and other resources to help save executive functions are extremely helpful.

[00:08:40] – Eric jumps in and mentions and [00:10:00] – Eric has a big question: What happens if a spot (for the Phish concert) doesn’t open up? Moira shares her thoughts, what to watch for with airlines and tickets, how travelling on points is easier to change, and having a back-up plan.

[00:12:00] – Moira asks Eric what else he likes to do and if going for an event or going for something completely different is part of a vacation for him.

[00:12:47] – Eric thinks an all-inclusive resort sounds amazing because you don’t have to plan much and likes the idea of going somewhere warm and sunny. [00:13:33] – Eric and Moira talk about how you can find others who have done some of the research and work already because they’ve already been there. [00:14:10] – One of the things that has helped Moira the most is going somewhere more than once.

[00:15:00] – Moira talk about time shares and points to limit the systems she has to navigate when planning a vacation, while Eric asks her about “glamp”-ing [00:16:33] – Eric says he needs to make vacations a part of his lifestyle

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Moira Maybin, M.Ed. (EdPsy.)

Moira Maybin, M.Ed. (EdPsy.)

I help people with ADHD who are tired of trying harder and are ready to give up the struggle. This is the place for the late-diagnosed, women, moms, professionals, those who want to understand ADHD, be heard, and know they are not alone. An ADHD Friendly Lifestyle builds our ability to take care of ourselves and use our unique strengths and talents to create a life that works for us.

Moira Maybin, M.Ed. (EdPsy.)
Moira Maybin, M.Ed. (EdPsy.)

I help people with ADHD who are tired of trying harder and are ready to give up the struggle. This is the place for the late-diagnosed, women, moms, professionals, those who want to understand ADHD, be heard, and know they are not alone. An ADHD Friendly Lifestyle builds our ability to take care of ourselves and use our unique strengths and talents to create a life that works for us.

I help people with ADHD who are tired of trying harder and are ready to give up the struggle. This is the place for the late-diagnosed, women, moms, professionals, those who want to understand ADHD, be heard, and know they are not alone. An ADHD Friendly Lifestyle builds our ability to take care of ourselves and use our unique strengths and talents to create a life that works for us.

Moira maybin, M.Ed. (EdPsy.)