ADD -Friendly ways to organize your life

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This is the name of a book that can help people with ADD to get organized.  It can also help other people to understand how they can assist someone with ADD to get organized. The person without ADD acts as a coach.

The book mentions:

  • Stop coaches – help to determine when the task is finished
  • Decision Coaches – someone who can help to clarify thoughts and feelings by asking questions
  • Priority coaches – talk things over to help make things clearer

There are chapters on:

  • different approaches to organizing,
  • thing organizing,
  • time organizing and
  • paper organizing.

Each chapter suggests strategies and processes for a person with ADD to try.  Then the chapter continues and explains how a coach, friend or family member can assist.  The last part of the chapter explains how a Professional Organizer would work with the client.

Easy to Use

The book is written and formatted so it is easy for a person with ADD to use.  The sections are short.  There are circles and boxes, headings and bullet points and a review section at the end of each chapter. Judith Kolberg, a Professional Organizer and Kathleen Nadeau, a Psychologist have collaborated to create a book full of strategies that work.

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Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She uses her love of physical activity to reduce clutter, in your home and office. She guides and supports you to manage your time. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

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11 thoughts on “ADD -Friendly ways to organize your life”

    1. It is written in a way that someone with ADHD would find it easy to read. If you don’t have ADHD the book’s topics jump around a lot. It is an interesting way to write.

  1. Love seeing this resource promoted here. I’m so thankful we are acknowledging ADD, and believe we have a very long way in learning strategies to live in an organized and productive manner with it. Judith Kolberg is a rockstar, and she has so much wisdom to share. Thanks for telling us about it here on your blog.

    1. I agree that it is a long learning journey to find good ways to help organize a person with ADD. Too often we think of ADD as causing similar behaviours in everyone. The situation is that ADD affects each person differently, so many solutions need to be tested.

  2. Anything Judith Kolberg writes is fantastic! She is an industry pioneer and founder of NSGCD, which became ICD. I love the creative ways she approaches challenges with her out-of-the-box thinking. It’s wonderful to see your concise review of this book, one of my favorites.

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