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Old 11-27-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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Before starting, I would like to say that people need to do MORE SPACING on this board. Seeing a WALL of Text is not JUST visually unappealing and cumbersome, but also makes it very hard to read, as you can easily get lost reading the same lines over and over again...

That being said, I have yet to see a board GIVING helpful hints, so I decided to make one myself through the my 22 yrs of experience with ADD (since I was diagnosed at age 5) in list form, for the easiest format on me, lol.

1. Naps can act like a "reset button" for the mind of ppl with ADD, I'd also like to say that I did not come up with this on my own, but rather read it in a book ADD 101 (the authors name eludes me, but I suggest a read of it, it highlights some symptoms not so commonly discussed).

2. Make organizing like a "game" of how well you can make things. Luckily for me, I have more OCD tendencies, so this task is easier.

3a. Don't rely on others for reminders. This reason is hard to explain, but I will try my best to make it clear: Relying on others builds a habit of having the mindset of "I don't need to remember things myself, because so-and-so will remind me". This makes it difficult to remember things on your own.

3b. Create multiple ways of remembering. Just "seeing" something alone won't help you remember, it requires you to create multiple pathways to the same information. Try reading things outloud, so you can "hear" the reminder, and use Over-exaggerated writing so that even your sense of touch (trough muscle memory) can be targeted.

4. Its ALL about your environment! Don't expect to be as focused in your own home as you would elsewhere. Think of your home like a cocoon, something you build around yourself to help you relax. But, relaxation doesn't necassarily lead to focus. A lot of "visual clutter" can also clutter your mind (sorry for sounding like an infomercial there... lol).
-DO NOT underestimate the power of a library, being in such a quiet place, with the only visually things being static assortment of books can work wonders.
-If you want to remember something alot easier, try remembering so in an environment SIMILAR to the one you are most likely to want to remember whatever it is.

5. You know what your tendencies are towards certain things are, so allow yourself ample time to complete it. Try breaking things up into marginal checkpoints thst you need to complete.

Not much advice right now, but I will probably add more as I remember it. So, check back ever so often to find more helpful hints, or submit your own. Lets all conquer this together...

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Re: A few helpful hints...

Fantastic post! Keep it up!

Originally Posted by MahaVailo View Post
. . . MORE SPACING on this board. Seeing a WALL of Text is . . . very hard to read, as you can easily get lost reading the same lines over and over again . . .
Indeed! Remember that pretty much everyone on this board is ADHD! We love to help, but it's so easy to get distracted!

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