101 ADD Strategies: #85, #86 – Regulating Emotions

Emotions are all good. What we feel tells us a lot about who we are and what we need. Negative emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, shame, jealousy, frustration, and anxiety, can point to situations in our life that need to be changed and basic human needs that are not being filled. It’s what we [...]

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101 ADD Strategies: #83, #84 – Coping with Chaos

#83 Organize It Sometimes chaos can’t be covered up or ignored even when it is concealed from view. Sometimes the chaos is part of the project that you are currently working on. In that case you may just have to stop and invest the time to organize it. Try not to let organizing a project [...]

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101 ADD Strategies: #81, #82 – Coping with Chaos

Some people love chaos, although I can’t imagine why. They seem to function better if their environment is in disarray and events are in constant motion. They are so comfortable with chaos that they constantly mess things up and stir things up. People on the other end of the spectrum don’t function at all unless [...]

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101 ADD Strategies: #79, #80 – Adapting to Change

#79 Take a Friend Sometimes the best way to cope with a new situation is to take something with you from the old situation. Usually the best thing to take with you is a friend. Being with someone you know makes you feel like you belong and that you are in more familiar territory. Adjusting [...]

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101 ADD Strategies: #77, #78 – Adapting to Change

The ADD condition has lots of ironies. Here is one. Some people with ADD tend to be bored easily and their minds are more stimulated and alert in new situations. On the other hand they tend to resist change. It often takes a lot of effort to develop the structures and routines that make life [...]

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