Many years before I’d heard of Adult ADD or ADHD, I was determined to learn how to be an organized person. Playing Harriet the Spy, I secretly observed the organized people in my life to see how they did things.
My discoveries became the foundation of my personal organizing strategy which eventually morphed into my then professional organizing business and now my Organized for Life program and ADD coaching practice.
Back in my Professional Organizer days I taught a workshop called The Secret Habits of Organized People.
Now there’s a Secret Habits of Organized People chapter in my Organized for Life! program.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times a week I share some aspect of the Secret Habits of Organized People with an ADD Coaching client.
Naturally Organized People Don’t Delay
Even now, when I observe naturally organized people I notice they rarely put tasks off to handle later. They do things immediately.
Of course, I’m not a naturally organized person. I’ve had to learn to be this way. And, though I’m much better than I used to be, I don’t think I’ll ever fully develop that, “I’ll do it now” attitude. Though my do it now habits are pretty well formed, side-stepping delay still takes constant awareness.
That’s why I rely heavily on written and visual reminders. So when I don’t do something right away it doesn’t fall through the cracks. I call it Strategic Delay.
Is all this ADD management worth it?
Yes! My awareness and organizing strategies have greatly reduced the power Attention Deficit has over my life. It’s merely something I need to be aware of so I can manage it.
That’s what I want for you. A more effortless way of living with ADD / ADHD so you can find true ADD Success.