ADHD or Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition. The in-ability to focus and to complete tasks is one of the ways it manifests. As a professional organizer, I help individuals de-clutter their homes and offices and organize their spaces with new systems.
In addition, I am co-hosting a support group for parents with children with ADHD. Each month, for the past two years, we bring professionals to the group who can speak on ADHD and provide useful information to help their children manage ADHD challenges. Parents learn form each other, gain useful knowledge and find new resources from visiting professionals.
Some common symptoms and problems of living with ADHD include:
- Poor attention; excessive distractibility
- Physical restlessness or hyperactivity
- Excessive impulsivity; saying or doing things without thinking
- Excessive and chronic procrastination
- Difficulty getting started on tasks
- Difficulty completing tasks
- Frequently losing things
- Poor organization, planning, and time management skills
- Excessive forgetfulness
If you think you have ADHD seek out a qualified mental health care professional to diagnose you properly. They will correctly guide you to resources and provide helpful strategies to help you manage your symptoms. Psychologist suggest these helpful strategies for people ADHD.
#1. Create solid daily routines.
#2. Don’t overwork yourself and create downtime.
#3. Create a calm and harmonious living or working space.
#4. De-clutter and organize you environment.
#5. – Participate in a support group
Click on these links for the CHAAD website:
ADHD Resource Link
According to the National Resource Center on ADHD. “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition affecting children and adults that is characterized by problems with attention, impulsivity, and overactivity. It affects between 5-8 percent of school age children, and between 2-4 percent of adults”.
For people who suffer ADHD, typical distractions can affect their lives more dramatically than those who don’t encounter this challenge. As a personal & professional organizer, I cross paths with people with ADHD often. I help people create systems in their homes so that their daily routines can become easier day by day. I value the benefits of an organized day and keeping the stress away, because without these systems, daily life can be very difficult.
A Meet-Up group in Chicago formed; December 2012, for parents of children with ADHD. This parent support group will not only share their personal experience but also schedule professionals to speak. They will educate and provide resources on how to manage those challenges. For more information on the support group please contact their group’s organizer: Maggi Steib via this link.
To sign up: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-ADHD-Parent-Support-Group/events/93811422/
Group meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at Flourish Studios: 3020 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657- Tel: (773) 281-8140, Email: icanflourish.com
More about Flourish Studios:
Flourish Studios® is a counseling center where adults, teens, children, couples, and families who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or social challenges can figure out their next best steps in life. We are a group of psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and consultants who provide supportive and effectivecounseling and educational services to address a variety of issues and concerns.
Flourish Studios also includes a retail store that offers life-enhancing products for children and adults such as inspirational art, therapist-recommended self-help books, and books, toys and games that promote social-emotional development.