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My Top 3 ADHD Organizing Secrets Part 1

I have been away on holiday with my family for 2 weeks.

It was a welcome break from the building work that has overtaken my life since April. 

It wasn’t much of a holiday for me. I worked very hard behind the scenes to make the holiday as pleasant and enjoyable as possible for my husband and children. 

I can’t believe that I have been back  home for a week already. I still feel like I am finding my feet, and my head is not quite on straight…

The children are still on holiday, I am struggling to straighten the house, get things in order, declutter (yet again…) and trying to get back into my work routine. The children really enjoyed being away, and it is hard for them to adjust to being home. I have to help them manage this as well.

So, to cut it short, there is a lot to do…and it usually falls on the mum to get the mountain of work done…Such is life…

For your ADHD clients it is going to be harder to glide back smoothly into routine.  I know, because I have ADHD. I experience the challenges of ADHD every day. Find out more about my ADHD story here. 

I am currently struggling mightily to unpack, put things away, get back into routine, do the laundry, cook, tidy…you get the idea. Every time there is a change, even a small one, like leaving the house, or coming back in, it seems like I am being pulled back in time, my life is unravelling at the seams. Why is it so difficult?

Here are my top 3 secrets that have helped me to adapt from being away on holidays to being home. The secrets that I will share with you will give you insight into your ADHD clients’ world.

Examples of Common Life Transitions

You have made breakfast for your children, then before you turn around, they are hungry and they want lunch…

You need to leave the house to get to work, and you are struggling valiantly to remember everything that you need… with your teen loudly complaining to you about her huge crisis that she has nothing to wear…

Travelling home from holiday and settling into your old routine.

Success Secret 1

Time never stands still. Life is in constant motion. No exceptions. No matter how hard you may try to keep things the same, Life is constantly moving you forward, whether you like it or not. Morning soon turns to afternoon, to night, to the next day… The days pass, flowing endlessly together in one blur. When there is a change, I try to remember to be more kind and forgiving to myself. I understand that it takes time to settle back into the new routine. I understand that it may easily take up to 2 weeks, and this is normal. Please lessen the pressure and your internal standard that you set for yourself; with no guilt.

Success Secret 2

Just when I think that I have “got it” meaning, I have created a routine for myself, something happens to stop the flow. This is not something unusual. It is a normal, expected part of Life! Your Life success depends on how well you  can Transition or move along from one phase of Life  to another.

Success Secret 3

All you need are simple, upgraded skills to help your ADHD clients manage Life Transitions. The good news is that  your clients can use the same skills to manage small transitions as big ones

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