When organizing, it’s tempting to get caught up looking for a specialty organizer, something that was designed exactly to fix your clutter dilemma. In frustration, you find yourself saying, “if I could just find a box that was ½” taller”, or “if there was just the perfect organizer for my _____ “! The perfect organizer does exist for some things, but when it doesn’t, it’s time to think outside the box. Read more
The one ADD management strategy that is guaranteed to make your ADD more manageable is…[drum roll, please]…self-care! Yes, it works for everyone. And small steps lead to really big improvements in this arena.
When I say “self-care,” I’m talking about the three basic things that every person (ADD or not) needs to focus on in order to stay healthy and feel good: nutrition, exercise, and sleep.
Let’s take a look at why each of these are so important for adults with ADD… Read more
Today I’d like to talk about one way to tackle overwhelm; slowing down.
If you have adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), then you know that slowing down is a hard thing to do. There are so many tasks to accomplish in a day, and so little time to get them done! So your mind goes into high speed, thinking about what you want to accomplish and how you’ll manage to do it, and worrying about the fact that getting it all done on any given day seems impossible. As a result, you spend a lot of time stressing out, and very little time enjoying life.
While slowing down is a difficult skill to master, it’s essential for good ADD management. Slowing down your speedy brain helps you get into a calm and centered place. Once there, you’re in a much better position to manage your stress and get things done. Read more
When September arrives, do you start to feel like your plate is suddenly piled high? It’s the unofficial beginning of Fall and while you may be excited by the thoughts of cooler mornings (hopefully soon), you may also start to feel a little overwhelmed with everything that’s going to happen between now and December 31st.
Does it feel a bit like the New Year without the freezing temperatures? Read more
If you love to read, I bet you’ve got a pretty nice stockpile of books. I’ll go even further and say that I bet you only read 2-5 of those books on a regular basis, and the rest are just “dust collectors.”
Am I right or am I right?
I just came across a wonderful charity that can help you downsize your library, opening up a little more space for something else! It’s called Books for Soldiers. Read more
Do you ever get the feeling that you’re overcomplicating things?
There are certainly many important decisions in life that need careful consideration. But people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) tend to get stuck “carefully considering” even the smallest decisions, like where to keep a new item that you bought, how to spend your day off, or what to order in a restaurant. We can easily over think the simplest of tasks, making them more complicated and stressful than they need to be. Read more