I was diagnosed with ADHD last year, at 23. After years of navigating intense emotional meltdowns, sensitivity, general disorganisation and chronic forgetfulness, I finally had the answers. Post-diagnosis, I analysed my habits to see where I could make strategic changes and view the world—my world—through a neurodivergent lens. I quickly realised that I’d been slowly optimising my […]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.
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.
By Kate Wagner I’m in the process of moving from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., which has given me the chance to do something I have always dreaded: go through my stuff. Ever since I moved out of my parents’ house, I have accumulated things nonstop: clothes, records, books, scores, recording equipment, office supplies. With one […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Fast Braiin Staff For many people, getting ADHD organization strategies to work sometimes feels impossible. If you have ADHD, then you know what it means to struggle with organization. This includes every type of organization, too. From organizing schedules to finances to your wardrobe to your home, most any type of organization feels frustratingly elusive. […]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 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 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.