Why do ADHDers Find it Difficult to Have an Organized Space?

Why do ADHDers Find it Difficult to Have an Organized Space?

Living in a cluttered, unorganized environment is a common thing when you have ADHD. However, being surrounded by ‘stuff’ can make your ADHD symptoms worse. It is harder to focus and concentrate. It is easier to lose important items like keys and important paperwork,...

An Organized Home and ADHD

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)....

ADHD and Comparing Your Organizing Skills to Others

ADHD and Comparing Your Organizing Skills to Others

Have you noticed that some people seem to be born organized? I had a friend like that in high school. Lisa’s homework and school books were neatly labelled and colour coded. As soon as she was assigned homework, she had a system to document it. Her handwriting was the...

Is There a Stigma Attached to ADHD?

Is There a Stigma Attached to ADHD?

Even though I wish it weren’t true, ADHD is a condition that carries a certain stigma. The good news is that the stigma is slowly shrinking thanks to research and an increased understanding about the condition. A stigma is described as ‘something that carries shame,...

ADHD and SAD

ADHD and SAD

The winter of 2013/14 was a particularly brutal winter here in Montreal. The cold weather started earlier than usual and went on and on. It seemed to be a never ending winter. That year, I had an unprecedented amount of clients suffering with depression. I had already...

How to Read a Novel When You Have ADHD

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...

How to organize your head when you have ADHD

How to organize your head when you have ADHD

Sally’s head was spinning. Every day was full, she always felt behind and a bit out of control. She never seemed to finish anything. Just today she was replying to an email when the phone rang. Sally stopped typing and answered it. It was her boss asking for some...

Why is Omega 3 Important When You Have Adult ADHD?

Why is Omega 3 Important When You Have Adult ADHD?

There has been more research on ADHD and Omega 3 than on any other nutrient, and the findings are compelling. For example, did you know that people with ADHD have less Omega-3 in their bodies than people without ADHD? Low levels of Omega-3 can result in poor...

An ADHD Friendly Productivity Tip

An ADHD Friendly Productivity Tip

When you have ADHD, being productive has a positive ripple effect on all the areas in your life. When you are getting things done and making progress with your important tasks and projects… You feel accomplished You stop feeling ‘behind in life’ You feel happy Your...

10 tips to get things done when you have ADHD.

10 tips to get things done when you have ADHD.

Do you ever wonder if it's possible to get things done when you have ADHD?   Perhaps your to-do’s feel never ending, or there never seems to be enough time. Classic ADHD traits often stop you from taking action. Difficulty prioritizing and making decisions,...

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