Add-friendly Systems Can Change Your Life-纪元1701

UnCategorized Before the 1980s, people had never heard the term "attention deficit disorder" (ADD). Children who were unable to pay attention in class, who kept messy rooms, and couldn’t wait until someone was talking to get into the conversation were seen as "bad" kids, who needed a good beating. Today, we know the symptoms of ADD and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which include those issues mentioned above, though there are still some doctors and many lay persons who still believe that ADD is caused by bad parenting. Science has proven otherwise. ADD stems from a neurological difference in the brain, and to be diagnosed ADD, its symptoms must have been present for six months or more and have lasted more than six months in duration. No scientific test can positively test the condition, though the similarities in those known to have ADD are overwhelming. It has only recently been determined that ADD is more than a childhood disorder that disappears as the child gets older. Statistics show, however, that 70% children will outgrow the symptoms by the time they are teens, but as many as 15 to 20% of people with ADD will continue to have ADD throughout their lives. When these symptoms go untreated, they can bring on bigger issues such as drug addiction, work issues, depression, and even marital problems. When properly treated, however, adults with ADD or ADHD can live happier lives. That’s what we’re all about—finding ADD-friendly systems and solutions to make your life a little easier. It’s important to plug into things that work for you based on how your brain works when you have attention deficit. But just what is an ADD-friendly system? If you’re a work-at-home mom, with your own business, and you have ADD, you probably have a lot of trouble keeping everything you need to remember straight. In fact, it’s probably impossible! How will you remember what times dinner should be when your husband works a different schedule every week. Or how can you remember which kid has what obligation or appointment when? And what about your business? How can you remember everything that you need to do to make that run smoothly at the same time? You can’t! But there is a way to do this all efficiently and take the load off your mind. Train yourself to some type of planner. For instance, if you have Microsoft Outlook, it has a calendar function you can use. Plug in all the times and dates as they arise. You’re probably sitting in front of the computer a good portion of every day, so it will be easy for you to do that. Keep it open in your taskbar all day long so that you can refer to it often. Set up reminder sounds to tell you when something has to be done. If you don’t have Outlook, another good program for keeping your appointments straight is Time & Chaos. Or buy a daily planner or a handheld computer or cell phone, where you can write things in wherever you may be. Even a simple calendar on the wall or on your desk, with big squares that you can write into will do the trick. But if you want a Web-based solution, consider joining Mark Joyner’s free program, "Simpleology, the Simple Science of Getting What You Want," at .simpleology… Simpleology101 is the first part of the course and it .es with a desktop organizer so that you can easily plan your day and check off each "to-do" item as you’ve ac.plished the task. The whole system .anizes not only your day, but your entire life. It’s great for those of us with ADD. .anization is a difficult process for people with ADD, so you may have problems meeting some things that are expected of you. If you implement one of these systems, and just .anize your day right from the start, you’ll soon be better .anized and right on time for each thing you have to do. Using ADD-friendly systems for everything from .anization to achieving better interpersonal relationships can free your life. We’ll be talking about these issues in the future, so be sure to stay tuned. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: