As somebody with ADHD I can sometimes make purchases of things which at the time seem like a great idea but later I realize are not. I used to make purchases impulsively or ones related to stress and overwhelm. I don’t recommend as many products, apps or gadgets as I once did because most of us have have way too much STUFF!

I did make a purchase earlier this year which is a great tool! I know I am probably a bit late to the game but at the beginning of 2019 I purchased an Instant Pot. Cooking really isn’t my thing but it’s something that I kind of need to do.

I have a Crock Pot and used it every now and then over the years. It was okay but as somebody who often decides to cook things very last minute, it wasn’t too practical for me. 90% of the time I didn’t have the energy or patience for the crock pot.

The Instant Pot is a whole different story! I don’t even need to thaw chicken when I cook with the Instant Pot. I can put frozen chicken breast, uncooked rice (not the instant type), water and a couple other things in the Instant Pot all at once and in about 30 minutes have a meal.

The Instant Pots range in price from $40 to $150. I paid about $60 for mine and it was a great investment for me this past year. I spent less money on take out, prepared meals, instant rice, etc. When I use my Instant Pot I also eat better too.

If you are overwhelmed by or scared of an Instant Pot there are plenty of helpful Youtube Videos. I actually spent hours watching Instant Pot Videos before I purchased mine.

If you are on the fence about investing in an Instant Pot, my take is that for most people with ADHD it’s a great investment and an awesome ADHD Tool.

Tara McGillicuddy

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