Organize Your Mind... and the Rest Will Follow

You lose your keys, forget meetings, and miss deadlines. ADHD has introduced chaos, but it's within your control to cultivate these simple habits of thought. Follow these tips to change your thinking and regain control of your life.

"I thought I was doing it all, but..."

If you are concerned that you can't multitask, don't fret. Research has shown that multitasking isn't effective. Singletasking is better.

Each task, brief or otherwise, is best done with your full attention, not a quarter, half, or even three-quarters of it. Whether you're talking to your kids, answering an e-mail, or looking at the window to appreciate something pretty, bring your entire consciousness to each task.

Imagine it like turning your head and fixing your gaze on another, and connecting fully, as we do when we are falling in love and want to send a sign of our feelings. You need to make a clear break, a mental transition from task to task and not let the previous task or future task infect the current one. When you bring your full presence to a task, time slows down and expands, and much can get done in small moments.

Next: Solutions for the Overwhelmed


The Many Faces of ADHD
Read personal essays by ADHDers that explore the diversity and perspectives of those living with attention deficit. Download now!

Get This Free Download

page   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   next »

TAGS: Brain Training for ADHD, Organization Tips for ADD Adults, Get Organized at Work

Share your comments, find support and solutions on ADDConnect!
ADDitude's free community site offers free support groups for adults with ADHD, plus medication reviews and much more. Check it out today.

Copyright © 1998 - 2016 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018