Your Home Should Be a Refuge (More on Clutter)

Working with organizers and talking with my clients I find that one’s environment keeps coming up. Is the environment you are living in supportive of your overall living? I used to live in a terrible mess. I had too much stuff, stuff everywhere to the point you...

Clutter

I took a class on clutter coaching. It trains you to coach people through managing their clutter. When I read about the course I thought it would help me help my clients deal with their clutter, a common problem for many people affected by ADHD. I also thought it...

Understanding, Forgiveness and Hope

A while ago I was talking to someone like me who was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. Our different perspectives were interesting to me. He was bitter and I was hopeful when first diagnosed. He was bitter because his first thought was how his life had been wasted....

Avoiding a Second Wind at Night

As an ADHD coach I work with a lot of people who struggle to go to bed at a reasonable time at night, often causing their mornings to be tough. I used to be one of those people who would stay up late at night and then struggle to get up in the morning. Or I would...

The Pomodoro Technique

I am always being asked for the best productivity and time management techniques. There is no one answer: different methods work for different people. Also it is common for those affected by ADHD to get bored with a system after awhile even if works well for them....

ADHD and Mindset

Being affected by ADHD day in and day out is not easy. We often talk about such things as to how to get things done, how to stop procrastinating and how to get places on time. These are important things to discuss but what is also important is working on our mindset....

ADHD: Hiring a Professional Organizer

As an ADHD coach I work with many people who struggle with both organizing their stuff and getting rid of their extra stuff. Most people affected by ADHD tend to accumulate too much stuff. I am definitely one of those people. Recently I hired an organizer to help me....

ADHD: Time to Simplify

I was listening to a podcast called ”How I Built This” which interviews entrepreneurs. Guy Raz, the host, was interviewing David Neeleman. I was interested in the interview because David Neeleman is affected by ADHD. He is probably best known for founding Jet Blue....

ADHD and Down-Sizing to Move: Part 4

Part 4: Getting Un-Stuck This is the fourth installment in a series of blogs about my down-sizing and moving. Last time I talked about ADHD and resistance. Sometimes things get beyond resistance and become paralysis. You get stuck. A lot of people talk about ADHD and...

ADHD and Down-Sizing to Move: Part 3

Part 3: Resistance This is the third installment in a series of blogs about my down-sizing and moving. Down-sizing and moving is hard for anyone to do but particularly hard for those of us affected by ADHD. What I am confronting now is my struggle to contact people...