ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life - Second Edition

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life 2nd Edition


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Co-authored with Dr. Kathleen Nadeau. Offers organizing solutions that provide long-lasting, life changing organizing success for adults with ADD.

This updated collaboration offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. Readers will enjoy all new content on organizing digital information, managing distractions, organizing finances, and coping with the "black hole" of the Internet. This exciting new resource offers three levels of strategies and support: self-help, non-professional assistance from family and friends, and professional support; allowing the reader to determine the appropriate level of support.

"This new edition is fantastic! All the techie stuff is up-to-date and made me very happy because I can show it to my clients. I'm so happy to have this book in my arsenal."

-- Sheila G. McCurdy, CPO®

The new edition includes:

  • The latest thinking on executive function
  • New sections on organizing digital information and managing digital distractions
  • Expanded, fresh section on money management
  • ADD-friendly technology tools and apps to organize time, stuff, and information
Table of Contents

Foreword by Ari Tuckman

Foreword by Sue West


Part I: Getting Started
1. ADD-Friendly Organizing: A Different Organizing Approach

2. ADD-Friendly Strategies That Work with Your ADD 

3. Structure and Support: Creating the Framework for Success


Part II: Taking Charge of ADD 

4. Streamline and Simplify: Counteracting Complications 

5. ADD Decision Dilemmas 

6. B-o- r-i-n-g: Managing Stimulation Hunger and Hyperfocus 

7. First Things First: Learning to Prioritize 

8. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Remembering to Remember

Part III: Organizing Things
9. Getting Over Clutter Overwhelm

10. Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome: When You Need to Seek ADD Treatment

11. Packrat Syndrome 

12. David’s Garage – When You Need a PO


Part IV: Organizing Time
13. Time Out: Tracking, Estimating and Scheduling Time 

14. Overcoming Over- Commitment 

15. Plenty-of-Time Thinking: Dealing with Procrastination 

16. The State of Rushness

Part V: Organizing Information
17. Hung Up on Hardcopy

18. Backlog Blues


Part VI: Organizing Finances
19. ADD-Friendly Budgeting and Bill Paying

20. ADD-Friendly Long-term Financial Planning

Part VII: Getting Organized in the Digital World
21. Managing Digital Distractions

22. The Internet Black Hole


Part VIII: Conclusion 

23. Putting Organizing Ideas into Action


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