18: ADHD entrepreneurs - 4 areas of self care you MUST focus on!

18: ADHD entrepreneurs - 4 areas of self care you MUST focus on!

ADHD areas of focus for avoiding executive dysfunction

"Today we are going to be talking about self-care and not that namby pamby bubble bath, spa day kind of self-care. We are talking about the ADHD requisites for you to function like a proper human.." - Katie McManus, Brave Business Coaching


This is the episode for ADHD entrepreneurs who struggle on the bad days!

Watch a promo video for the episode that's all about ADHD self care


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What are the four areas of ADHD self care we need to focus on?

Have you ever heard the phrase “breakfast of champions”?

If so, you’ll know why understanding the importance of nourishment, when it comes to keeping up with ADHD, is so crucial.

In this episode, we’ll cover 4 key elements of functioning like a normal human that can help you stay focused and energized throughout the day.


TL;dr - It starts with breakfast

From the importance of eating a decent breakfast to how to handle the dreaded “hangry” moments, and even the power of high-protein toaster waffles, we cover it all!

We’ll explore how to make sure your body is getting the nourishment it needs to keep up with the demands of living with ADHD.

We’ll also talk about the potential dangers of alcohol, the importance of getting enough rest, and the power of having a good support system in place. 


This episode is inspired by a true story about my beloved dog Luna!

This week I'll tell you the story of Luna, my beloved dog who had always been full of energy and life, but one day last week suddenly fell ill.

In an effort to help her, her human drove her to the vet and was surprised to find that the medications given had had no effect. 

After hours of tests, it quickly became clear that Luna needed to be treated in an ICU - and as her human I was there every step of the way. 

But I was a wreck as you can imagine.

However, I was less of a wreck because I was able to function as a normal human, thanks to the systems I'm sharing with you in this episode.

The unique skills and credibility we have thanks to our 'past lives'

When it comes to self-care for those living with ADHD, nourishment is key.

Making sure to eat enough, and regularly, throughout the day is one of the most important steps for providing the energy and focus needed to get through the day.

Alcohol, is also one of the worst things we can turn to for comfort during times of stress. I'll be explaining why. 

It’s also important to get enough rest, both mentally and physically, to help you focus and stay energized. 

This episode that's all about ADHD self care, covers:

  • Why I needed to focus on my self care skills recently
  • The importance of breakfast and the danger of coffee
  • Why rest is your best friend and how to get more of it


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Who will get the most out of this episode all about ADHD self care?

This episode is ideal for anyone who finds themselves going into a tail spin of executive dysfunction whenever s%&t hits the fan.

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About Katie McManus

Katie McManus was trained in Executive Business Coaching and Leadership Development at the Co-Active Training Institute in San Rafael, California.

She's a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) and an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) with the International Coaching Federation.