ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life


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Organizing books fall short of addressing the unique needs of adults with ADD. They fail to understand the clinical picture of ADD and how it impacts the organizing process often making their advice irrelevant or frustrating when put into application. Books about ADD may address organization/disorganization but do so in a cursory fashion and on a very small scale in what are usually long books on the subject. This is a book that has ADD-Friendly advice with the ADDer in mind. This collaboration brings forth the best underlying understanding with the most effective and practical remedy from ADD experts in two important fields — professional organization and clinical psychology. Finally, it offers organizing advice that ranges from self-help to utilizing the help of non-professionals, to using professional assistance. Thus it permits the reader to decide where they are at personally in the organizing process, and what level of support will be most beneficial to their unique situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583913581
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/30/2002
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,249,016
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Judith Kolberg is a Professional Organizer in Atlanta, Georgia and the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Chesapeake Psychological Service in Bethesda, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Goldstein, Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Getting Started. ADD-Friendly Organizing: A Different Organizing Approach. ADD-Friendly Strategies that Work with Your ADD. Structure and Support: Creating the Framework for Success. Part II: Taking Charge of ADD. Streamline and Simplify: Counteracting Complications. ADD Decisions Dilemmas. B-o-r-i-n-g: Managing Stimulation Hunger and Hyperfocus. First Things First: Learning to Prioritize. Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OosOom): Remembering to Remember. Part III: Thing Organizing. Getting Over Overwhelm. CHAOS. Packrat Syndrome. David's Garage. Part IV: Time Organizing. Time Out. Overcoming Overcommitment. Plenty-of-Time Thinking. The State of Rushness. Part V: Paper Organizing. Fear of Filing. Backlog Blues. Paper Money. VI: Conclusion. Putting Organizing Ideas into Action. Part VII: Resources. Organizing Resources. ADD Resources. About the Authors. Index.

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ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised that the size of the book is larger than many other ADD books and so is the Print itself. The set up of the book is VERY "ADD Friendly". Main ideas are bulleted and highlighted. There are also review sections at end of each chapter. There are some very useful charts and even some a few pictures of specific organizing tools. The ideas and suggestion given in this book may be be very helpful to people with ADD. There are some great suggestion that seem too easy to help but as somebody who has used many of them, they do help.
Mable239 More than 1 year ago
I purchased and began reading this book to find tips to help my son get organized. What I found were hundreds of tips to help ME get organized! This book is organized very well and made to be a quick and easy read and reference. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wonder how many reviews will be written about this book, since someone with ADD will probably put off writing one. On the other hand, a person with ADD might micro-focus on cleaning out their email and avoid doing other things. Well, I understand this better now after reading this book (actually, my wife read it to me, since I'm always too busy procrastinating to read anything). There are many useful tips for organizing and understanding how things work and how to get the most out of the little details in ones life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a grandmother and was very surprised at how much this book has helped me after just the first quick read through. Unfortunately, I've managed to lose my copy (library book)! But, I will be buying my own copy. BTW, I have many other books that I bought to read on behalf of another family member that I thought could benefit from it. Ha!; guess I couldn't see the forest for the trees...
CasualUnclutterer More than 1 year ago
I had an unusual reaction to this book. ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life an excellent resource for ADD-abled people because it is explicitly formatted for people with ADD - they can usually read it, when other traditionally-formatted books on the subject might not work for them at all. I LOVE to read. I had a horrible time trying to read this book. It was HARD. It was almost as if, because, at least as far as I know, I don't have ADD, the book was fighting against me. That was a VERY instructive experience.  Kinda like wearing a blindfold for a day to try to understand what it's like to be blind. Lauren Williams, Casual Uncluttering LLC, Woodinville, WA USA
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