The Keys to Time-Management with ADHD (Part 5): “From To-Do, to Done!”

Time management is a very complex set of skills and behaviors that all need to work together for us to be able to use time effectively. In this final article in my series on time management and ADHD, I’ll explore how you can tame your To-do list so that you can actually get done the things […]

The Keys to Time-Management with ADHD (Part 4): Managing Your “To-Dos”

An effective time-management system isn’t really a single system, but a complex and interwoven set of skills and behaviors.  There are lots of different things that come into play with how well we manage our time, including: how efficiently we work and resist distractions; how well we estimate and judge the passage of time; how […]

The Keys to Time Management with ADHD/ADD (Part 3) “Calendars”

Thank you for coming back for more Keys to Time Management with ADHD/ADD! Calendar management is the other important component of time management where many of us struggle.  Calendar management itself is also not a single skill, but a set of skills that need to come together to be effective.  First, we need to pick […]

Are you Procrastinating, or Paralyzed by Perfectionism?

Don’t think you’re a perfectionist? Well, if you sometimes do nothing because you don’t have the time/energy/resources/etc. to do it the “right” way, you may need to think again! There was a day when I didn’t identify myself as being a perfectionist. I remember thinking back then… “I can’t be a perfectionist! I’m a hot […]

Keeping up at Home (Even with ADD)!

Struggling to keep up with the things they need to do at home is something my clients complain about all the time. For most of us, even our kids and teens, life can be extremely full and fast-paced, making it hard to keep up with what we need to do, and what we should do–especially […]

The Key to Follow-Through: Intention vs. Attention

It’s a story I hear every single day, and it’s the story I used to live myself. A story I could have written! Day in and day out. My clients come to me looking to improve their performance and their productivity. They tell themselves that they are. . . Lazy Undisciplined Unmotivated Underachieving They tell […]

10 Essential Rules for Organization You just Might be Breaking!

When we speak of someone who is “organized”, we’re often describing an overall impression that they “have it together.” They’re on top of things.  Isn’t that the bigger picture kind of organization most of us want more of in our lives? But many of us know all too well that it’s impossible to have “it” together if […]

What is Productivity a Gateway To, for You?

So many of us spend a lot of energy and angst lamenting over what we don’t get done.  We compare ourselves to others who seem to accomplish things with such ease, and we rarely measure up. We feel guilt and shame and stress over our struggle to keep up and follow-through, and we’re always trying […]

Top 5+ Strategies for Happier Holidays–even with ADHD!

Tips to help you actually ENJOY the Holiday Season this year! While the Holiday season can be filled with fun and excitement, many individuals with ADD and parents of children with ADHD also find it to be a great source of stress. The added responsibilities, lack of structure, expectations of others, prolonged car rides, and […]

Down to the Wire AGAIN! (aka the “Power of Purposeful Procrastination”)

Deadlines. We all have them: at work, at home, and in every aspect of our lives, from time clocks to taxes and bills to birthdays. For some of us, the pressure of a deadline can be a good motivator. We’ve all heard someone say, “I work best under pressure!” This can feel especially true for […]

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