“ADHD: Breaking Free from Overwhelm”

Did you know that ADHD is all about extremes?

Think about it  this way if your brain is moving really quickly it is bound to land in an extreme. An extreme emotion, an extreme interest or lack thereof, extreme motivation when interested, and lots of bursts of high and low energy. 

Can these qualities exist in all brains? Of course but if you do have ADHD the levels of overwhelm in your life might cause you to shut down and withdraw. 

Why? Because your brain is experiencing it at an extreme level and it feels so intense the only option is to take a step back or stop all together. 

There is also something else going on here and it has nothing to do with ADHD. 

The Upper Limit, a concept coined by psychologist Gay Hendricks in his book “The Big Leap,” adds another layer to the complexity. It’s like a subconscious force trying to keep things steady, even if they’re not ideal. Change makes us vulnerable, and our subconscious minds prefer the safety of the familiar, driving 90-95% of our thinking. Now, throw ADHD into the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for intensified experiences.

So, what’s the game plan to tackle this tag team of ADHD and the Upper Limit? Let’s break it down.

Step 1: Recognition is Key

The first step is acknowledging when the overwhelm hits. Notice those moments when your brain decides it’s time for a timeout. Awareness is the cornerstone of change.

Step 2: Unmask the Limiting Belief

Delve deep into your thoughts and identify the limiting beliefs holding you back. Is it a feeling of undeserving happiness, questioning your intelligence, or doubting your willpower? Identifying these roadblocks is crucial.

Step 3: Challenge the Belief

Once identified, it’s time to question the validity of these beliefs. Ask yourself, “Do I need to believe this anymore?” Unravel the stories you’ve been telling yourself and see how they’re serving you.

Step 4: Embrace the Uncomfortable

Breaking through the Upper Limit requires stepping into the discomfort. Embrace the new and scary; it’s a sign that you’re pushing boundaries. Growth often feels uncomfortable at first.

Step 5: Repeat and Expand

This process isn’t a one-time fix. It’s a journey of self-discovery and growth. As you repeatedly challenge your Upper Limit, you’ll find it expanding. With growth comes new challenges and beliefs to conquer, and now you have the tools to navigate them.


Crushing your Upper Limit is a journey, not a destination. By understanding the dance between ADHD and the Upper Limit, you gain the power to chart your course. Ready to take the leap? Start your journey today and join the waitlist for Cohort 2 of the Lessen the Overwhelm Society™. Sign up now and receive a free Clarity Call to kickstart your path to a less overwhelming life. The adventure awaits – let’s crush those limits together!

Tracey Bromley Goodwin

Hi, I’m Tracey.

I help busy, high-achieving women lessen daily overwhelm and live the life they truly desire!

If you’re ready to wake up each morning eager and excited to start your day, and finish each evening feeling lighter… then let’s talk!

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