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Helping ADHD families create a peaceful, organized life together.
Helping ADHD families create a peaceful, organized life together.

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Time blindness: not my personal favorite post, but nonetheless the all-time most popular among my readers.

From a commenter:
"I realize I need a lot of time where I don't have anything scheduled or planned so I can cope with the times there is a lot more pressure on me...I need uninterrupted down time to lose track of time as a rest period. I cope a lot better with time management when I have these times regularly."

For those with #AdultADHD, it can be so hard to say no, to let go, to reduce the number of commitments, the demands on our time and attention. But just like building a buffer into our financial budget, leaving some of our time unspent will help insulate us from slip-ups and life's unpredictability.
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“Yes, this stuff does happen to everyone sometimes. And for the six weeks I spent in the thick of that renovation, I did just have to suck it up and power through it. What I don’t expect myself to do: suck it up and power through every day of my life as though it’s an extenuating circumstance.

If you find yourself turning ADHD into a character judgement, imagine one of your toughest times. A time when you felt like you were barely keeping your head above water. Every move you made was to put out a fire. The whole world felt like it was working against you, and you felt sure you’d never get caught up and settled down.

Now, imagine that’s your normal. It’s all you’ve ever known. Imagine asking yourself to power through that feeling every day, for the rest of your life. That — daily, hard-wired impairment — isn’t something that happens to everyone, and it’s not something you can expect to get through on willpower alone.”

#ADHD #AdultADHD
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Have you ever tried to give up your smartphone? Or just wished for a simpler time, before that little screen stole hours of your time every day? Me, too.

Here are a few ways I reduce the smartphone's power of distraction, while still keeping its useful features in my life. Because let's face it, very few of us are actually going to revert to a flip phone.

#ADHD #AdultADHD
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Check out my first video post! I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments. I give you a tour of my Bullet Journal's Daily Log and talk about how that fits in with Getting Things Done and Mini Habits.

#GTD #bujo #BulletJournal #ADHD #AdultADHD
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I completely missed this while I was on vacation! I'm honored to be included in Medical News Today's 10 best ADHD blogs for 2017. Take a look at the other 9 for some great additional resources.

#ADHD #AdultADHD
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Hey there! Are you stressed about money? Lots of adults with ADHD are. If you've never been able to create or stick to a budget, YNAB is worth a try.

#YNAB #AdultADHD #ADHD
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YES. Except I don't think it's anxiety for me per se, more a need to maintain a certain baseline of cleanliness to keep my ADHD symptoms in check. An out-of-control house generally means lower-than-necessary cognitive functioning, for me.

"I know that we all have different comfort levels with clutter (and I’m sure that lots of people would see my clutter and think it’s unconscionable). But the feeling is always there for me, to some extent. And I know that I am not alone. I know that there are other people like me who don’t want to be “neat freaks” and who actually aren’t really, at least by certain standards, but who literally feel like their heads are going to explode when the house gets too cluttered and chaotic."
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Oh man. I've been falling down on this one so much lately. Now that the novelty of the new school year has worn off, it's easy to fall into bad habits: yelling, threatening, belittling, punishing, you name it.

How are your family relationships doing as we look forward to the holidays? Have you been struggling to remain "firm and kind" as much as I have?

#ADHD #AdultADHD #parenting
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Speaking of staying organized, you know all those little things women are expected to do in families? The birthday cards, the family vacations, the remembering whose turn it is to come visit the grandkids. Well, it's really hard for women with ADHD.

#ADHD #ADHDWomen #AdultADHD #ADHDawareness
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