By Diane Lane Orderly record keeping may not be the most interesting project for an adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to undertake, but I’ve learned, through hard experience, that it has to be done. With tax time upon us, it’s even more important than ever to get a head start on personal filing. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Marla Cilley Marla Cilley moved to Transylvania County, North Carolina, to teach fly-fishing in 1999. Now, instead of teaching the rod-and-reel set how to hook a shimmering trout, she is teaching countless thousands how to catch something every bit as satisfying: the neatness bug. The FlyLady, as she calls herself, sends out e-mail tips […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn ADHD adults have a complicated relationship with tax season. Finding ADHD-friendly tax organizing tricks is one problem. Preparing that darn tax return is another. Of course, tax season is horrid for ADHD. Our theme song is, “Anything But Boring Details and Tasks.” And, getting tax returns to the IRS on time is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Judith Kolberg People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience time and time management differently than people without ADHD. Rather than a series of discrete moments following one another in predictable fashion, people with ADHD sense time as one long NOW. That’s great when it comes to solving problems and handling crises — and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kirsten Milliken, Ph.D., PCC Have you ever avoided getting organized by Googling “fun ways to get organized”? I have. I found a lot of fun products — from colored tote containers and eye-catching labels to cool furniture. I also stumbled on a way to get my house “fake clean” in 15 minutes a day. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn Decisions come hard for adults with ADHD, and packing a suitcase means decisions galore! “What outfit do I wear Saturday night?” and “How much can I fit into my suitcase?” are two of them. The typical approach for adults with ADHD is to pack their entire wardrobe. The last time I went […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larkin Clark By this point, you’ve likely heard of Marie Kondo’s magical tidying method or applied some of its principles to your rooms, drawers, or even your heart. But did you know that feng shui is really the OG when it comes to creating a joy-inducing space? Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Paul Hammerness, M.D., Margaret MooreThe door bursts open and in flies Jill, out of breath from climbing two flights of stairs to my second-floor office. She is flustered and upset. “Sorry I’m late!” says Jill, as she plops down on the chair facing my desk. “You wouldn’t believe my day.” Jill has been diagnosed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Judith Kolberg Getting your life in order is a key step toward reaching your goals. No secret there. So why do we put up with chronic disorder at home, at work, and in our personal lives? Judith Kolberg suggests it’s a matter of perfectionism: We’re unable to do what it takes to get even […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We know that routine is critical for kids with ADHD. But it’s also key for adults. “Without routines, their lives become chaotic,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD. She added that many adults with ADHD simply don’t have an internal sense of structure. “Adults with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.