By Elaine Atwell When I was eight years old, I was diagnosed with severe ADHD. I was a pretty classic case: painfully disorganized and distractible, a gifted student in subjects that captured my attention, and an abysmal student in everything else. While my ADHD has changed in the 20 years since my diagnosis (I no […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. John has always had a problem with procrastination. In the 3rd grade it was the proverbial science project due on Monday that was being assembled at 10:00 on Sunday night. In college it was the 15-page paper done at 3 am the day it was due. Now it is deadline for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Casey Dixon Auld Lang Syne has been sung, the champagne corks have been popped and the ball has dropped. The New Year has arrived and maybe you’re starting to think about your New Year’s resolutions. What goals would you like to achieve this year? How will you move past thinking about those goals to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Nancy Ratey, Ed.M. Eager to get going on your new exercise regimen? Once you start seeing results, you’ll find it easier to change your eating habits, as well. Over the years, Boston-based ADHD coach Nancy Ratey has helped dozens of clients develop and stick with exercise programs. Here are six stick-to-it strategies that she […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Brett Harrington Others’ nagging words do not control you. Stop thinking so much about what you should do, says this ADHD coach — and start thinking instead about what you can do. As adults with ADHD, we sometimes sabotage our best intentions when we compensate for weakness in follow-through by nagging ourselves, or playing […]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 Sandy Maynard Do daily frustrations and annoyances push your adult ADHD to the brink? Are you guilty of angry outbursts? Getting stressed and upset rarely helps — and often hurts your relationships in the process. So here are expert tips on ADHD anger management that can help anyone — with or without ADHD. Know What […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard To many adults with ADHD, multitasking is second nature. Doing two (or more) things at once might not be as gratifying as doing them separately, but there’s no doubt that multitasking helps you with time management. Or does it? With simple tasks you’ve done a thousand times — folding laundry while talking to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Quick: What’s your least favorite thing to do? If you’re like my ADHD clients, shopping for groceries is right up there, along with paying bills and doing laundry. Supermarkets seem to be designed to play tricks on the ADHD mind, with their eye-catching displays, seductive product packaging, and food choices too numerous […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Royce Flippin A common — but confusing — symptom of ADHD is called “hyperfocus,” or the ability to zero in intensely on an interesting project or activity for hours at a time. It’s no secret that children and adults with ADHD often struggle to focus on tasks they find uninteresting. High distractibility — children with ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.