ADHD in the Workplace

A few weeks ago, Jobbio.com asked if I would write a guest blog post for them about ADHD in the workplace. Always happy to spread the word about ADHD, I said yes.

The article is called

8 Ways Employers can Make The Workplace More ADHD-Friendly

The article is for bosses and managers who have ADHD employees on their team.

However! Even if you aren’t a manager or boss it is still worth reading as it has some ideas for you too. [Read more…]

How to Read a Novel When You Have ADHD

The Untapped Brilliance blog has several articles about reading books. The idea behind How to Read a Book When You Have ADHD is to eliminate guilt if you read books differently from the traditional linear way.

Another article talks about how reading on a Kindle can be super helpful for ADHDers. The interesting thing is, each time I post an article about reading books, it sparks more questions including,

‘How can I read a novel from to start to finish?’

That is the topic of this article!

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Clear and Calm v’s ADHD Clutter!

Susy felt a shot of dread every time the doorbell rang. Luckily she had mastered the technique of opening her front door just enough for the visitor to see her head, but not enough that they could see into her home.

When she said goodbye and closed the front door, Susy always felt a mixture of shame and relief.

Shame because her home was very messy.

Relief because the potential disaster of another human seeing her cluttered home had been avoided.

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Why Journal Writing is Helpful If You Have ADHD

Do You Keep a Journal?

They are great places to record your thoughts, feelings and insights about your daily life.  Journaling isn’t just for teenage girls and aspiring writers. It helps with physical and mental health, emotional upheaval,  productivity, and happiness.

Why Journal Writing is Helpful When You Have ADHD

If you are living with ADHD, it is easy to dismiss the idea of writing in a journal. At first glance, it seems to involve all the things that are hard for you like sitting, writing, focusing and daily discipline.

However, writing in a journal allows you to press the pause button on your life. When you take time out from being busy and spend time alone with just your thoughts and journal, you can actively reflect on the events of the day.

As a result you will …
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ADHD and Morning Anger

Woman drying her hairDo you wake up in the morning feeling angry at the world? Does everything, from your alarm clock to the smell of your toothpaste make you mad? It might be a standing joke, that you are ‘like a bear with a sore head’ in the morning. There is a serious side too, morning anger can cause many problems including  couples breaking up because of it. [Read more…]

ADHD and De-Cluttering by Numbers

Clutter is when items take over part of your home, workplace or car.

Although clutter looks messy, it isn’t always junk or rubbish. The objects creating clutter might be useful, valuable or have sentimental meaning. Yet if they aren’t in the right place, they become clutter.

Clutter is often created when you have too many belongings for your space, or you don’t put items away in their designated home.

For example, if the contents of your gym bag have been sprawled out on the dining room table for a month, that’s clutter. If your gym shorts and top are in the laundry basket or folded away in your closet, that isn’t.

Clutter might be visible to everyone (piles of stuff in each room) or it could be hidden away in drawers, a spare room or garage. [Read more…]

The ADHD Productivity Journal

female-865073_640Question. Do you know what almost every ADHDer has in common?

 Answer. A strong desire to get more things done in a day!

Why is this? Here are 6 common reasons

    • You feel that it takes you longer to do tasks than other people. This may or may not be true, but it feels like it is.
    • You had a poor performance review, and your boss is watching you very carefully.
    • You work hard all day, cross lots items off your to do list, and yet it is still as long as ever.

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16 Dos and Don’ts of Using Your Phone When You Have ADHD

phoneWhen it comes to using the phone, most people with ADHD fall into 1 of 2 camps. Which camp are you in?

Camp 1
You love your phone!
It’s your favorite way to communicate with people. You enjoy conversations, and talking is easier than typing an email. Your phone is glued to your side and you feel excited every time it rings.

Camp 2
You hate the phone!
You avoid using it as much as possible. If the phone rings, you might not answer it even if it is a friend. Initiating a call takes a lot of mental strength and sometimes days of pep talks. [Read more…]

An Organized Home and ADHD

Having an organized physical environment helps ADHDers feel calm, organized and improves focus and concentration.

It can be a Catch-22 though, because ADHD symptoms make creating and maintaining an organized environment a challenge (you can learn why that is here).

The biggest sabotager of an organized space is definitely clutter!

There are two types of clutter: items you use regularly and items you use rarely.

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