Organizing — Tip of the Day 299

Kenn comments on people with ADD or ADHD, “We organize very differently than other people.”  I’m thinking about that, don’t know.  Certainly I function better if my desk is orderly and organized. I’ve given up on trying to keep it that way tho.  Just tackle it every week or two and feel good when I get it done.  It actually stays somewhat organized; I do have a system, it’s just messy.

I function better if my day and my week is organized, if there’s a schedule.  Need some flexibility and to schedule in some unscheduled time for the unexpected, which I always expect will come along.  Schedule is a part of structure, which is good for us.

I like keeping my books organized by topic an author, and have no problem doing that.

I think we feel better and function better if our environment is relatively clean and orderly.

I don’t know if we, with our ADD or ADHD, really organize differently, or if it’s just more important for us.

Any ideas?

doug   add,adhd,adult add,adult adhd,deficit,attention,attention deficit

My wife says that it must be hard to live with ADD or ADHD, but it’s harder to live with someone who has it.

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7 Responses to Organizing — Tip of the Day 299

  1. Pingback: More on Structure, Routine, and Schedule for ADD ADHD -ADD Tip o the Day 458 | ADDadultstrategies

  2. That picture is totally my desk! Yeah, I definitely focus better and am happier when things are organized, but at this point in my life I’ve decided to limit my cleanliness to certain areas. I keep my apartment very well organized, my work desk medium organized (for the record, I consider that picture medium-low organized), and my car is a terrifying disaster. We have to pick our battles

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  3. thank you so much. i appreciate your commenting, and that you understand my desk.
    best wishes
    doug

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  4. Jonathan Taylor says:

    Reblogged this on Attention Deficit Whatever and commented:
    I like this desk. It is cluttered, yet I can sense the organization in those piles. I’m also reading his book: http://amzn.com/1937600432

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