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The Challenges of ADHD/ADD Over the Holidays
Here are 5 great tips for how can you manage your ADD/ADHD to effectively navigate the stressful challenges of the holidays!
Managing Post-Secondary School while Struggling with ADD/ADHD
For those with ADD/ADHD, university and college can be even stressful when many of their coping mechanisms are suddenly stripped away as they are on their own for the first time. Use these helpful tips to tackle your college experience with success!
How to Sustain Mental Effort When Your Energy Lags
Sustaining effort is a challenge for everyone at times, but it is an important skill to develop. Here are some helpful tricks you can use to keep going when your energy lags and your focus starts to fail.
How to Improve Task Initiation
The most crucial step in getting things done is the simple act of getting started. This can be particularly challenging for people with ADHD because ADHD impairs the executive function necessary for task initiation. If you’re finding that you just can’t get started on your To-Do list, here are some tips to improve task initiation.
Executive Functioning and Problem Solving
There is no such thing as a problem-free life. I wish there was, but there just isn’t! That’s the first truth that we have to accept. When we are faced with a problem, we could always try to avoid it. But avoidance is actually counterproductive. The more we avoid the problem, the bigger it gets. […]
Executive Functioning – The Root of the Problem for Those with ADHD
Executive functioning is the decision-making center of the brain. It’s the part of our brains that helps us do just about everything that we do, except for autonomic functions. We don’t need to think about breathing, for example, it just pretty much happens. We don’t think about our eyes blinking as they, for the most […]
Minimalist or Simplicity, What’s the Difference?
Everywhere you turn today, you see books, articles, and blog posts about simplifying your life, or the value of a minimalist lifestyle. Some might say that both phrases have been overused, and perhaps they would be right. But it’s the concepts, not the words, that I’m interested in. What you decide to call these concepts […]
Streamline Your Life with These 10 Clutter Hacks!
Last week, we talked about mental clutter and how it can impact your daily life. This week, let’s talk about physical clutter. Learning how to managing physical clutter is a huge subject, but with some systems and structures, you can reclaim a sense of physical order in your life. Once it is under control, you […]
Streamline Your Life: Let’s Talk About Clutter
We can’t discuss streamlining our lives without also talking about clutter, it is one of the biggest obstacles in the way of us getting organized. There are two types of clutter that I would like to focus on, the first is the clutter taking up space in our environments (our home, office, car, yard, etc.) […]
Staying Focused During the Holidays
Are you ready for the holidays? I know I’m not. Each year I promise myself that I will get started earlier next year, but when next year gets here there seem to be all of these things that are pulling my attention elsewhere! I know you know the feeling! But if the holidays are to […]