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The Internet Ate My Brain (3 Basic ADHD Survival Tips When Reminders Fail)

Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

The Internet Ate My Brain (3 Basic ADHD Survival Tips When Reminders Fail)

Something terrible happened to me on the inaugural eve of Apple’s iCloud service going live. Something catastrophic. Apple’s MobileMe servers hiccuped and ate all of my calendars.

Remember that sound Superman made when Lois Lane died in the classic 1979 movie? Mine was louder.

Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

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3 Tips to Channel ADHD Hyperfocus

3 Tips to Channel ADHD Hyperfocus

Once adults with ADHD become hyperfocused, they come on like an 18-wheeler charging down a mountainside without brakes. But is there a way to control it?

Last week I wrote about how embarrassment can trigger clarity and ADHD hyperfocus. I also wrote about how trauma can cause the same reaction. These shocks to our system can lift most of us into a higher state of awareness. Think of how lucky you are to have ADHD. If you’re like me, embarrassment–and hyperfocus–occurs weekly as I blunder about my life being embarrassed by my boneheaded actions.

But how long does the hyperfocus last for you? Are you able to channel ADHD hyperfocus to move your life and projects forward, or is it just another strong emotion you experience then instantly forget as you

Ohmigosh! iOS5 is available for download now? Clickity click, man!

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Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

Can you train yourself to overcome ADHD? You can if you remember to do it. Of course, with ADHD that’s a tall order.

The task last week seemed simple enough. It was my first week back on the job and I wanted to impress. Write two new blogs and find people to be interviewed for the HealthyPlace TV & Radio shows. I could do that—easy.

It’s true that the first blog was a day late because we hadn’t worked out all the details of my rehire, but I wrote it in time even if it wasn’t posted in time. But what happened to the second blog?

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One Less Iron in My ADHD Fire

Got too many irons in the fire? Running out of room in the furnace you call your schedule? Maybe it’s time to focus in on your core projects so you can actually complete them.

One Less Iron in My ADHD Fire

Got too many irons in the fire? Running out of room in the furnace you call your schedule? Maybe it’s time to focus in on your core projects so you can actually complete them. That’s what I’m doing with this very last ADDaboy! article.

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Adult ADHD: Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy Proven Effective

A new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows that Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT) taken in tandem with medication is an effective treatment against Adult ADHD compared with relaxation techniques.

Adult ADHD: Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy Proven Effective

A new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows that Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT) taken in tandem with ADHD medication is an effective treatment for Adult ADHD compared with relaxation techniques.

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ADHD and the To Do Remix

ADHD and the To Do Remix

To Do lists are often the only way I can remember all the various things I’m supposed to get done. Yet when ADHD fueled boredom settles in, managing and maintaining To Do lists is the very last thing on earth I want to do. Here’s a tip I have found to keep To Do lists effective over time.

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ADHD and Forgetting to Eat: How Did I Do?

Last week I set a goal to target one bad ADHD habit (forgetting to eat) and set so many timers against it that the odds of success would be in my favor. Let’s see how I did.

ADHD and Forgetting to Eat: How Did I Do?

Last week, I set a goal to target one bad ADHD habit and set so many timers against it that the odds of success would be in my favor. Let’s see how I did.

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ADHD and Tardiness: Better Late Than Never?

ADHD and Tardiness: Better Late Than Never?

If you have adult ADHD and find yourself tardy all the time, here are four tips that might help you be the punctual one for a change. Really. Take a look.

Is it really true that it is better to be late than to never arrive? In my experience with ADHD and tardiness, I’d have to disagree. I say it’s better to never arrive and claim some horrible calamity had befallen you than to arrive late. They’re more likely to forgive you.

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ADHD: Pulling the Plug on Video Games

If you have ADHD, then you are probably well aware of your mind’s ability to hyperfocus on absolute wastes of time. You may even specialize in it, wasting time with such flare that your unemployed friends marvel at you. Video games are my weakness. I usually avoid them, but occasionally I get sucked in and have to turn to drastic measures to pull myself out.

ADHD: Pulling the Plug on Video Games

If you have ADHD, then you are probably well aware of your mind’s ability to hyperfocus on absolute wastes of time. You may even specialize in it, wasting time with such flare that your unemployed friends marvel at you. Video games are my weakness. I usually avoid them, but occasionally I get sucked in and have to turn to drastic measures to pull myself out.

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Suffering With Adult ADHD and Comorbid Disorders

I have to admit that I completely failed to stay upbeat and positive. All I could think was “When will this end‽” It always ends, like a passing storm in the night. Terrible while overhead, but soon forgotten in the beautiful morning that follows. My “morning” started at 7:15pm Thursday night.

Suffering With Adult ADHD and Comorbid Disorders

Often, adults with ADHD have comorbid conditions. In other words, why just struggle with impulse control and absent mindedness when you could also toss in Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or Tourette’s Syndrome for good measure? Hey, the more mental health conditions the merrier, right?

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