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.
By Sandy Maynard Could better stress management be as simple as breathing, smiling, and chilling out? 7 ways for adults with ADHD to better deal with stress. The Relaxed Response Technique 1. Stop and breathe. We are not always aware that we hold our breath when we encounter stress, so at the very beginning of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Apart from the almost immediate feeling of peace and complacency, which accompanies time spent outdoors, hiking in nature can also free your mind of obsessive thoughts. Many of us frequently find ourselves preoccupied with negative thoughts, which at best takes the enjoyment out of the moments we experience and at worst takes us down a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Nancy Ratey, ED.M. “I finally did it!” Bob, an adult with attention deficit disorder, said to himself, as he walked out of the office at 5 p.m. sharp, to meet his wife for dinner. For the first time in years, he wasn’t late. More important, he was ready to enjoy the night out because […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When you start thinking about how terrible you have it with ADHD, take a moment to remember that we are human. We do not have to rely on our instincts alone; we can change, modify, and improve. Sometimes it is not ADHD that holds us back, it is our attitude. ADHD is not curable, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ari Tuckman In case you haven’t noticed, none of us is perfect. But adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) struggle more than most in getting through life — and their self-esteem may take a beating for it. What if you could turn those negative emotions around and feel good about yourself? You can find […]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 Neil Petersen When you have ADHD, you find ways to compensate. Many people with ADHD start intuitively developing coping strategies before they even know they have ADHD. These strategies can range from seeking out an ADHD-friendly work environment to finding an organizational system that counteracts some of the effects of inattention and hyperactivity. I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.