Many adults with ADHD struggle to remember to use coping skills at the point of performance, when they are needed most. Catchy reminders or mantras, such as “count to 10,” are useful tools to help activate coping strategies or at least to recall coping options. A five-step list for adults with ADHD serves as a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When it comes to happiness, habits, and human nature, there is just one universal rule: Nothing works for everyone. We’ve all heard the expert advice: Do it first thing in the morning! Do it for 30 days! Start small! Give yourself a cheat day! Those approaches work well for some people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Lisa Woodruff A state-mandated quarantine is the perfect time to vanquish those home organization projects you’ve been avoiding, right? It’s not that simple. First, there’s the stress, anxiety, and fear that’s eating up your energy. Second, some appealing decluttering tasks are actually counter-productive right now. Here, learn how to choose the organization projects that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What do innumerable Zoom meetings, an unceasingly stressful new cycle, a pandemic, working from home, a steady stream of smart phone alerts, and general uncertainty all have in common? Each of these strains our ability to feel centered, focus, and get things done. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
How many ADHD/ADD sufferers who are hoarding are not getting help? I am astounded by how many of those who come to me for help have clear symptoms of adult ADD or ADHD and are undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Most have spent their life wondering what was wrong with them and believing their challenges are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristen Rogers, CNN The transition has been challenging for many. But for some adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD, the switch means they’re struggling to stay on top of things as well as they may have in the office. A neurodevelopmental disorder commonly diagnosed in childhood that can last into adulthood, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Even before I was diagnosed with ADHD, the question “have you tried writing a list?” would set me on edge. I’m all for innovative productivity hacks, and for well-meaning neurotypical people, getting something done can often be as easy as writing a list, but as Edward Hallowell, M.D., psychiatrist and ADHD expert tells SELF, things aren’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ari Tuckman Good time management requires you to make long-term goals and look into the future to figure out who you are, and who you want to be. Unfortunately, none of those things come easily to those with ADHD. Learn why ADHD makes planning for retirement (or even planning your next meal) difficult, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Leslie Josel Young adults with ADHD are commonly — and easily — overwhelmed with paperwork, including homework and bills. To conquer ADHD-related procrastination, you must first make the paperwork less intimidating. Here are strategies for breaking it down. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy. So why does it seem like they get more stressful every year? While the regular ups-and-downs of adulthood and the end-of-the-year rush certainly play a part, ADHD symptoms contribute, too, by making it harder for you to plan, shop, bake, and prioritize as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.