The ADHD Adult – Stop Being Late By Organizing and Planning Ahead!

Published: 15th March 2011
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ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and impacts about 5 percent of adults. ADHD is a complicated mix of brain biology and genetics that causes a person’s mind to work in a less than conventional way. A way that doesn’t always mix well with societal structure or norms. But by organizing and planning ahead the ADHD adult can minimize the negative impact in both their personal and professional lives.



Why should organizing and planning ahead matter to me?



Are you often late for appointments? What about late getting ready to take your kids to school? Do you often get sidetracked in important conversions both at home and at work which causes you to be late? Does your mind wander causing you to forget things you should remember costing you valuable time? Does your impulsive behavior sometime send you off doing things you really don’t have time for? If you are truly an adult with ADHD you will have answer yes to at least one of these questions, and probably more.



Yes, I know planning ahead takes all the fun out it. Or does it? Missing the first 25 minutes of the movie or having to catch the next plane to Los Angles sometime tomorrow is awesome. And what joy it must have been missing your dinner reservation and dining on fast food instead.



The point is most ADHD adults have trouble showing up on time, as well as gauging how long activities will take. To overcome this glitch in your operating system you will need to work at realistically reviewing your schedule or itinerary and determine whether you can squeeze what you need to do into the time you are allotted.



Why don’t we take a minute or two look at 7 ideas for turning ADHD lateness into on time every time; or just to be safe why don’t we shoot for most of the time.



*Allot a few extra minutes. Many ADHD adults already do this with good success. For example is you have to catch a plane and you know it takes 25 minutes to get the airport allow 45 minutes. You may surprise yourself at how on time you actually are.



*Time daily activities down to the minute. For example learn how long it takes you to shower or get to work.



*Layout tomorrows clothing tonight. This has two advantages. First it will save you time and second it will guarantee that your impulsivity doesn’t dress you in an unsuitable or unfashionable way. Additionally, if both you and your children have ADHD (occurs about 50 percent of the time) lay out their clothes the night before as well.



*Make a habit of putting your car key in the same place every time.



*For you business pro’s out there make sure you have duplicates of everything needed for a day at the office, at the office. This could include things like pens, headsets, paper , notes, important documents, or anything else you might need to conduct your daily business on time and successfully.



*Plan the route you are going to take ahead of time. There are many websites that can help you with directions along with the GPS devices.



*Consider keeping an ADHD homeopathic remedy on hand for those days when your unique set of ADHD symptoms is running roughshod over your ability to organize and plan.



Rob Hawkins is an enthusiastic consumer advocate for natural health and natural living with over 10 years experience in the field.

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