Do you have trouble focusing on one task at a time? Do you feel as though your entire life is disorganized and you can't get anything done? Is your child all over the place with distractions and getting in trouble in school? If so, you or your child may have ADD or ADHD. At least that's what a doctor may suggest.
So, is it a fake disorder or is it not? I think the jury is still out on that one. Either way, one thing is for sure, the symptoms of the condition are real:
- an inability to develop, maintain, and organize daily life
- impaired functioning in everyday life
- significant problems with planning, organization, and follow-through
As a Professional Organizer, I get calls from so many overwhelmed individuals that struggle with these symptoms and just feel total CHAOS around them.
CHAOS: Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome (FlyLady.net)
Because of this, I am making an effort to learn more about the "disease", how it relates to organizing (or lack thereof), and how to overcome the symptoms and organize your life.
As I read the book, ADD-Friendly Ways To Organize Your Life, by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau, PH.D., I will be blogging on the subject. My hope at the end of this series is that both myself and my readers, who may have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, will understand the "disease", learn how to overcome the symptoms, and get organized!
Have you or someone you know and love been diagnosed with ADD? What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear them!
Read Post 2: The Age of ADD
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