Productivity is a Gateway, Not a Goal!
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Productivity is a Gateway, Not a Goal!

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…

The Keys to Time-Management (Part 5): Tame Your To-Do List
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The Keys to Time-Management (Part 5): Tame Your To-Do List

In this final article in my series on time management, I’ll explore how you can tame your To-do list so that you can actually get done the things you intend to get done when you intend to do them and follow through consistently! As I explained in the previous article [here], having some sort of…

The Keys to Time-Management (Part 4): Getting Your “To-Dos”, Done!
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The Keys to Time-Management (Part 4): Getting Your “To-Dos”, Done!

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 (Part 3): “The Best Calendar”
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The Keys to Time Management (Part 3): “The Best Calendar”

Calendar Management is another important element of time management where many of my clients struggle. Calendar management itself is also not a single skill, but a set of behaviors and tools that need to come together to be effective.  And, like so many things related to Time Management for our ADHD tribe, although this sounds…

My Top 5 Strategies for Getting More Done!
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My Top 5 Strategies for Getting More Done!

If you’re like me, you look around you and marvel at the people who arrive on time, are focused, stay organized, accomplish what they intend, and manage life like the confident captain of a sailboat on smooth seas. You probably know you’re smart enough to do more and do better than you are right now—and…

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Top 5+ Strategies for Happier Holidays!

Tips to help you actually ENJOY your Holidays this year! No matter what you celebrate, or when While Holidays can be filled with fun and excitement, many of us also find it to be a great source of stress. The added responsibilities, social obligations, details to manage, expectations of others, and disruption in sleep, diet…

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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…

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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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10 Back-To-School Tips Anyone Can Use!

Whether you are the parent of a school-age child with ADHD or an adult looking to make change yourself, these back-to-school tips have something for everyone! 1.  Be a part of your child’s team at school.  Whether your child has a Section 504 Plan, an IEP, or neither, it is essential to his school success…

Strategies for Stress-Less Holidays!
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Strategies for Stress-Less Holidays!

The Holiday Season can be a very happy time, but it can also be a very difficult time for many of us. The season presents particular challenges for those of us with ADHD, which can make it a very stressful time. But it doesn’t have to be that way! It may surprise you, but I…