Deirdre Smith, ADHD Life Coach, writes about how ADHD impacts people with the brain type and the people who love them.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects significantly more than a person’s ability to focus. It has a direct link to a person's ability to organize their stuff, their time, and their thoughts. For today, let’s look at how ADHD impacts the organization of your physical “stuff”.
Understanding and accepting that ADHD makes getting organized and staying organized harder is essential to making it do-able for the ADHDer. Thinking it “should” be easier isn’t helpful and takes away energy you need for the actual organizing project. Here are 7 tips for organizing with a party brain…
If you want in-person, professional help, organizing your spaces, I recommend finding a Professional Organizer through the National Association of Productivity & Professional Organizers at napo.net. Please ask the organizer if they understand ADHD! You want support from those who understand the challenges ADHD brings to organizing.
Coaching is another effective avenue to figure out a way to organize that works with your brain. I moved from organizing into coaching because success in organization depends on understanding how your brain works and setting up your space to support you. If you’d like to talk more about how coaching can help you get organized, I’d love to chat! You can schedule a free 30 minute discovery call here.
Whatever space you’re organizing, remember to acknowledge your effort and you’ll do great!