Time Management with ADHD

June 10, 2008 by Brenda  
Filed under ADD, Time Management

Surely it’s no secret that those of us with Attention Deficit Disorder have trouble managing time. For us, time is a very elastic thing that expands or contracts depending on what we’re doing. Add in the fact that we have trouble remembering things and finding things, and you can see how important the right time management system can be.

ADD Moms Podcast

April 30, 2008 by Brenda  
Filed under ADD, Podcast, Time Management

I’m starting to enjoy recording audios for this site. Since this isn’t Tuesday, I decided to record something slightly longer and call it a podcast. As you can see, I have a player now, and if all goes well, I will be listed on the podcasts in iTunes soon. Even though this is a short post, the player doesn’t show up unless you click to read the entire post - just in case you were wondering.

An AD/HD Solution for Disappearing Days

February 5, 2008 by Brenda  
Filed under ADD, Time Management

Have you ever had one of those non-stop days when you ran from here to there, busy all day, and yet had nothing to show for it at the end?  I bet you have.  I’ve had way too many of those days myself.A while back I talked about some of the reasons we have those kinds of days: we don’t have any structure to our days, we expect to accomplish too much in a day, and we don’t allow enough time to do what we need.As I said, those are some of the reasons; there are more.  For instance, we don’t know how to plan our days.  What do you have to do today?  What can wait?  What’s urgent?  When we look for a way to help us make these decisions, we often turn things like day planners or to-do lists, which don’t often work.  Here’s why: for the most part, day planners, to-do lists, and other planning methods are created by people who don’t have ADD.  They don’t know how our brain works or what we have trouble with, and so they can’t really begin to address our problems in a manner that’s meaningful for us.To-do lists in particular are overwhelming for us unless they are very short.  There are too many things on the list, with no clear place to begin.  We freeze, afraid of making a move for fear it’s the wrong one.I read something the other day about a system based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done.  I think it’s a wonderful solution for people with ADD.  You can read about the whole system here.

ADHD Planning System

January 9, 2008 by Brenda  
Filed under ADD, Time Management

I got the basis of this system from a friend. It’s based on David Allen’s “Getting Things Done”. I have used a similar system in the past, outlined in the book “Sidetracked Home Executives” by Pam Young and Peggy Jones that worked very well for me.

This system will take some time to set up in the beginning, but once you get started with it, it’s very easy to keep up as long as you remember to add new tasks as they come up.

AD/HD and Disappearing Days

January 6, 2008 by Brenda  
Filed under ADD, ADD Moms, Time Management

Last night I was out with some friends and we started talking about Attention Deficit Disorder. I don’t remember why, but I ended up sharing the story of telling my mom about my son’s ADD.

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