“Organizing Clutter” —- ADD Tip o the Day 480

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Did someone say clutter?

Thought that was an interesting title, assume it means moving the clutter around into different piles?

With our ADD ADHD we are indeed prone to clutter, and can’t find stuff, and don’t function as well in disorder and mess.  It’s amazing how much we do manage to get done anyway.

doug

7 Steps to Organizing Clutter

“You’re organizing all wrong”     clik

De-clutter

bonus links:

on ADD ADHD and relationships

another good post on planner by homey

celebrities with ADHD

quote o the day:  “I’m going to start working on my procrastination problem, just as soon as I get around to it.”

Question o the Day:   Isn’t this post a little cluttered??

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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5 Responses to “Organizing Clutter” —- ADD Tip o the Day 480

  1. Moira says:

    I couldn’t find the post on motivation. I am very distracted when doing anything unless it’s something I like (no problem in concentrating there) but every boring but necessary chore steals a bit of my soul and chokes what little motivation I can summon up. There are lots of books and websites on adult ADD (my father, son and two grandsons (so far) have it, but haven’t found one for the lethargy and low mood when faced with mind-numbing chores. If anyone can point to a post here on that I would be grateful.

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    • moira – two posts on motivation are 338 and 240. some thoughts: 1. break the chore into small steps and just do one. 2. plan a fun or interesting task as a reward after each step or each chore. 3. do them to music – then you’re listening to music and just doing the chore on the side. 4. find a way to make them challenging – how fast can you do it? or how nearly perfect.
      best wishes and thank you for commenting
      doug

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  2. homey – i tend to have clutter a number of places but my wife gets on me so it stays down, except my desk. I am trying to work on clearing my desk once a week, but not too sucessful yet. Now think if i a) commit to doing it instead of continuing to ponder it and b) schedule it – every saturday?
    that might work, and would help me be more productive and not suddenly find things in the pile that needed doing two weeks ago.
    thanks for commenting and prompting me
    doug

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  3. homemakersdaily says:

    I read the title and was going to suggest that you can’t actually “organize” clutter but you said it first. But you’re right – we’re remarkably productive despite the obstacles we face.

    I don’t have much clutter in my house but the one place I struggle is my desk. And that’s the one place I need to be clutter free! I can’t work well there with clutter.

    But I’m working on it. It’s actually improving little by little.

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