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Planning: The Foundation For Success With ADD

Posted Nov 02 2011 10:42am

For an ADD’er, planning is the foundation to building success with anything we set out to accomplish. Not having  a plan is the beginning of when things start to go wrong for people who are challenged with ADD/ADHD. That place where someone has started down the path of starting a task and things go wrong creates stress, a sense of disorganization, frustration, a scattered world and usually sends that person into a tail spin of inefficiency. Suddenly, the pressure sets in and the stress builds. For many ADD’ers, this is when the wheels fall off. The importance of establishing a plan to work through a task is paramount. I find the simplest way to accomplish this is with two steps; 1) Schedule it or specific tasks in my Outlook calendar and 2) I create “to-do” lists. The combination of these two simple steps really keeps me on track and well planned out. The end result, I avoid placing myself in a situation where I create my own stress, I’m focused and it releaves pressure. A proactive approach to planning how we tackle tasks and “to-dos” makes a big difference.

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