Maniac Book Club: ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau is an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. The collaboration between Kolberg, a professional organizer, and Nadeau, a psychologist, offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized.
“Don’t fight against your ADD; work with your ADD to take charge of your life.”
With over 100,000 copies sold of the first edition, authors Judith Kolberg and Dr. Kathleen Nadeau combine their expertise in this second edition. It includes updates on the effects of the rapidly changing world of technology on organization. In the book they outline tools and strategies that are specifically for helping people diagnosed with ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder. The techniques in this book tackle the areas of executive function that most adults with ADD struggle with. These areas are: time management, forgetfulness, distractibility, hyper-focus, and attentiveness. With every topic, the book identifies the key “three S’s” that are:
The structure and the support are the base of the pyramid that provides the foundation needed for the ADD-Friendly Strategies to be successful. There are three levels of structure and support. It is important to identify which areas are appropriate for you.
• Level One is structure and support that you provide by yourself.
• Level Two involves your family and friends.
• Level Three requires professional assistance, either from a professional organizer, ADD coach, or therapist.
As the title implies, this book is packed full of ADD-Friendly organizing tools, tips, and strategies. We wanted to highlight some of our favorites. We would love to hear what you think about the book!
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau is available on Amazon.