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Jane D., a professional writer with ADHD in her early 40s, blogs about dating and relationships, working and losing a variety of jobs, and surviving and thriving with attention deficit, along with depression and anxiety. She lives and works near a big city on the West Coast.

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Archives: January 2011

posted: Friday January 28th - 12:30pm

How Do You Handle E-Mail Overload?

Once again, I have collapsed under the weight of a Mount Everest of e-mails.

E-mail and information overload seem inevitable. The moment I arrive at a new job, I acquire another e-mail address, with the number of e-mail addresses and accounts attached to me now close to the number of fingers that I have -- Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, and even an e-mail address for alumni. I want to prove to myself -- and to my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)...
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posted: Tuesday January 25th - 5:26pm

Every Day Is New Year's Day in ADHDland

In the post-New Year’s champagne-popping hangover, I decided to skip New Year’s resolutions and have chosen to reflect upon what I’ve learned since leaving Gotham for Asia last fall.

I’ve said this before, but the mantra remains the same: Every day is New Year’s Day in ADHDland -- a chance to dream up new goals, new promises, new vows, a few that are fulfilled but many that soon become orphaned, left hanging at the wayside. Somewhere in the many piles of papers I've accumulated over the years, I have to-do lists...
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