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How to Increase Your Child’s Mental Focus Without Drugs

How to Increase Your Child's Mental Focus Without DrugsADD and ADHD are both complex problems that science has been unable to explain adequately. Chemicals in the brain and neurotransmitter problems are just two of the possible explanations, but overall, the medical response to ADD has been to medicate the patient, which does help in some cases, but not in all. Children who have ADD usually have a hard time staying focused in the classroom. They fidget, talk at inappropriate times and sometimes act out from boredom, which inevitably affects their marks. As […]

Common Time Management Pitfalls

Managing your time may sound easy, but there are a number of pitfalls that people routinely run into. If you have ADHD or ADD, you may find that staying on task is difficult, and avoiding these pitfalls may save you a lot of time, energy, money and give you a little peace of mind.

Sleep Easy

Getting enough sleep is essential to proper mental focus and concentration. A tired mind accomplishes less, whether you have ADD or not. For those with ADD, however, lack of sleep can be catastrophic.

Ideally, you should get at […]

One Practice to Overcome Procrastination What If There Were No What If’s

Some “What if’s” of Procrastination

We all know about the “what if’s.”

  • I have enough time to get this done.
  • Tomorrow is a better time.
  • What will I do, say, be, look like, etc.
  • What if I’m not doing the right thing?
  • What if it doesn’t happen – then what?
  • Feel free to fill in your own what ifs.

What if’s hold us back from moving forward and getting into action to accomplish what we say we want – to accomplish our goals.  The “what ifs’” are one of the primary reasons we may […]

Finding the Right Job – 10 Traps That Can Be Found in the Workplace

Attention Deficit Disorder can present many challenges in the workplace. In fact, work may be the place where adults suffering from ADD are most affected. Because ADD symptoms include lack of focus, tendency to procrastinate and problems with organization, people with ADD often find it hard to find and keep a job.

Unfortunately, there is no definitive list of ADD-friendly jobs. There is not a profile that fits everyone who has been diagnosed with ADD. In fact, adults with ADD are successful in jobs ranging from teachers and attorneys to artists and pilots. […]

What is Hyper-Focus and How Does it Affect Those With ADD – ADHD?

What is Hyper-Focus and How Does it Affect Those With ADD – ADHD? People who have ADD or ADHD usually don’t mean to be late. It’s not like they wake up in the morning, determined to be late for school or work or an important appointment. Most people with ADD have a very hard time managing their time. People who don’t have ADD rarely understand this, and so become angry when they perceive themselves to be a victim of someone who just doesn’t care enough to be on time.

Being late can cause […]