Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator

Do you tend to procrastinate? If so, check out Tim Urban's video: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator.

In this video, Tim introduces several key characters. For one, you have the non-procrastinator side of our brains: The "Rational Decision-Maker." Then, you have the "Instant Gratification Monkey" who lives entirely in the present moment and only cares about what's easy and fun. Finally we have the "Panic Monster" - the only thing that terrifies the monkey.

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Decision-making tips for ADHD

decisionsMany ADHD adults have difficulty making decisions. It can be something small, like deciding what you're going to order for dinner. Or it could be bigger, like whether to pursue a new job opportunity.

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An ADHD-Friendly Tip for Meal Planning

meal planning ADHDCheck out this article called ADHD Tip: How to Meal Plan in Minutes. It walks you through a simplified version of menu planning: Menu rotation. Rather than making a new plan every week, the idea is to plan meals for a certain period of time, and repeat. In theory, that means you do the planning once and you're done.

We love this idea - it seems to obvious, but many of us get so caught up in over-complicating things. Maybe it sounds nice to plan a new many every week, but is that realistic? So, why not keep it simple by picking a few go-to recipes to rotate? You still get some variety, particularly if you have a 3-week rotation of meals, but you keep it simple!

6 Tips for Getting Organized with ADHD

disorganization ADHDDisorganization is a common and often debilitating ADHD symptom. As part of this, many ADHD adults struggle to keep their physical space organized. Their home is messy, or they have giant piles of paperwork all over their desks. As you can imagine, this can waste a lot of time, and sometimes even money to deal with. Being chronically disorganized also takes up a lot of mental energy. A disorganized environment can fuel a disorganized mind.

Getting organized - and staying organized - is not always (or ever) a fun task. But, as difficult as it can be, ADHD adults thrive with structure and organization. It's a necessary - and beneficial - part of life.

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Tax Prep for People with ADHD

ADHD and TaxesIt's tax season! In Canada, that means your returns for 2015 have to be filed on or before April 30. Yes, it isn't even the start of April. Yes, if you're like many ADHD adults, you might not even be thinking about taxes - that deadline seems far away.

Like it or not, April 30th is going to come up before you know it. You have the deadline, why not get started on things so you're not overwhelmed closer to the date?

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ADHD and Sleep: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

common sleep mistakesFun Fact: A good night's sleep is absolutely vital to our well-being. We may feel like we can 'get by' on little sleep, but sleep deprivation is harmful for many reasons.

Aside from a list of short and long-term health consequences, if you have an ADHD diagnosis, sleep may be even more essential. For example, sleep deprivation can impact focus and self-regulation. These are two key areas of difficulty with ADHD - so lack of sleep adds to a challenge that's already there.

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