The 6 Things Every ADHD Workspace Needs For Maximum Productivity

For maximum productivity, you need to create a physical environment that promotes your ability to focus and concentrate. Here are the 6 things that every ADHD adult needs in their workspace in order to work as effectively as possible. 1. A Clear Desk Clear your desk...

How to Decide What to Wear When You Have ADHD

Deciding what to wear in the morning can be hard. However, it can be extra painful when you have ADHD for these reasons. Decision making is challenging: big and small.  Mornings aren’t your best time; you might not feel awake for 3 or 4 hours after you get dressed....

ADHD and Email Overload

There is a saying (which originates from Shakespeare’s play As You Like It) about having ‘too much of a good thing.’ For example, a piece of cake for dessert is a delicious treat but eating the whole cake could make you feel ill. A fresh snowfall makes a fun day on...

ADHD and Email Challenges

In April 1999, I moved from England to live in Seattle in the US. It was really exciting to be living in a brand new country, one that I had only seen in the movies. Something else exciting happened that year. My friends and family all started to get email addresses....

How Does Vitamin D Help ADHD?

Vitamin D is a superhero among vitamins! Yet it is only recently that we realize it had super powers. 20 years ago, we thought Vitamins D’s job was to make strong bones, because of its role in regulating calcium. Now we know Vitamin D plays a much bigger role than...

ADHD and OCD

Sally felt really proud of herself.  For years she felt like her house was looking like a disaster area. Every surface was piled high with papers, shopping bags, paper work and flyers were mixed with important tax documents. Her floors  had abandoned clothes and half...

ADHD and Overthinking

Are you an overthinker? Overthinking is when you can’t stop thinking about a topic, even though it is making you miserable. Your brain is stuck in a loop and you play out a situation or memory again and again. While another person might think about a topic, process it...

Why Reading on a Kindle is Great for ADHDers

A little while ago I wrote an article called ‘How to Read a Book When You Have ADHD’. Its aim was to stop ADHDers from feeling guilty if they didn’t read books in the traditional linear way. After that article, people emailed me asking for tips to read novels, which...

ADHD and Shame

Shame and ADHD often go hand in hand. Shame is a cocktail of emotions including embarrassment, regret, humiliation and feeling less than. Many adults living with ADHD feel ashamed of themselves and their behaviour - both for what they did and didn’t do. You might feel...

How To Tell Someone You Have ADHD

  When you are first diagnosed with ADHD, there are some people in your life you will share the news with without a second thought. These are the people in your inner circle – perhaps your wife or husband, parents, kids or very close friends. There are also some...