Topic: Self Management Relating To Time Managment.
August 2004 Meeting Notes for the Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group
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The topic for the August meeting was Self Management
relating to Time Managment. Designing structures that help you manage
yourself around issues of time.
had one of our members, Jeff, who has been very successful in learning
and applying time management techniques speak on some of the
strategies he's used.
here to see his handout for his presentation
are some of the challenges members identified relating to
- Structure & completion
- Hard to focus, get fascinated by books – completion
of one book
- Can’t start (clean, organize house)
- Need to catch up on projects
- Lack of focus, maintaining focus
- Remembering to do it (time management)
- Focus on trivial things rather than things I should
- Keeping track of a lot of detail
- Write list to do but do not complete
- Details – distraction – pressure on the job
- Deviation from the plan
- Patience to keep on track
- Getting back on track
- Remembering to check PDA
- Focus on what needs to be done and when it needs to be done
- Adrenalin addiction (waiting until the last minute and using
Here are links to the handouts I gave
Keys To Time Management: A Guide (pdf) Environmental considerations
Time Management: Learning to Use a Day Planner (pdf) Great
pdf from the National Resource Center on ADHD. Discusses selecting
the right day planner, effective strategies for using a day
planner and using a day planner for short- and long-term planning.
Good for adults with attention deficit disorder but for others
here's a link to a page I created with links to articles and websites on
can not manage time. It is one of the few things that we all
get equally.We all get 168 hours in the week, whether you
run a country or just your appartment. You can however manage
yourself around issues of times. Self management is the key.
time management methods often do not work for people with
ADD. An individualized creative approach is usually more successful,
coupled with experimentation of different methods. A great
book on organization in general for people with ADD is Add-Friendly
Ways to Organize Your Life by Dr. Kathleen Nadeau. I've
read several books on organization and this is the best I've
seen. Very ADD friendly.