By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. For people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), procrastination tends to be a stubborn problem. “I don’t know anyone with ADHD where procrastination is not an issue,” said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. That’s because this is the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ana Swanson Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or maybe you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
MEREDITH ELLIOTT POWELL — APRIL 14, 2015 I was asked the other day to be the keynote speaker for a Women’s Professional Conference in late June, not unusual as I speak at Women’s Conferences all the time. However, the meeting planner said the client requested me, because the topic was work-life balance, and the client said of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Eileen Bailey Health Guide May 28, 2013 Many adults with ADHD have been called “lazy” or “unmotivated” throughout their lives. While most adults with ADHD are easily motivated when a task or activity is interesting, the mundane and boring tasks are ignored or put off until later, even when they are important. This lack of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Sandy Maynard, Michele Novotni, Ph.D., and the ADDitude editors You have a big project coming up. But it seems overwhelming, and like many ADHDers, you’ve been putting off getting started for days, or even months. Knowing that others see failure to complete projects on time as a sign of disrespect, incompetence, or even laziness fuels your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you noticed that, like other ADD adults, you are routinely 5-10 minutes late for work, appointments, and most other scheduled events? It’s not that you intend to be late. You just simply got lost and distracted in time. Let’s face it — ADD Adults generally have a poor concept of time. We understand time […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
*Resource: Russell Barkley, PhD Russell Barkley, PhD, one of the foremost researchers of ADHD suggests that ADHD is not an attention disorder. He suggests that “ADHD is a blindness to the future… so that the child and adult with ADHD are going to wait until the future is eminent (in your face)… and then they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Eliminate Time-Draining E-mail Habits If you are feeling overburdened and stressed at work, your online habits may be partly to blame. Poor e-mail management often is a sign—or the cause—of other time management woes. A top culprit: mismanaging incoming messages. Marsha Egan, president of The Egan Group, a success-coaching firm, offers a self-management program that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are many possible reasons for putting off until tomorrow what you intended to do today. It is only once you know why you are doing it that you can figure out what to do about it. Reason Solution You need more information to do the job right. Replace what’s currently on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
(HealthDay News) — Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) miss, on average, more than three weeks a year in workplace productivity, according to a new global reckoning of the problem. Altogether, between 3 percent and 4 percent of adults worldwide have ADHD, according to survey data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Researchers say […]Continue Reading... No Comments.