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Is Procrastination Holding You Back From Being Financially Successfully?


Do you put things off until the last minute? Are you constantly feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and worried that you have no control over your life? Chances are you have been blaming this on having too much to do. However, the real reason for this state of chaos is often procrastination. There are many ways procrastination can chip away at your happiness and success, but it is most hazardous when it begins to affect your finances. Whether you work for a large corporation or own a small business, procrastination can slowly erode your efforts to become financially secure and successful. If you are an employee, you most likely have certain duties that will not get done unless you personally complete them.

When you first started your job, these duties were quite manageable and you finished each day satisfied and at ease. However, as time passed, you found yourself taking on a bit more responsibility. Instead of improving your time management skills to meet this increased responsibility, you began to put things off. Some days you don’t do any work at all because you just don’t know where to begin. Now when you leave work at the end of the day, your to-do list is longer than when they day started, your head is spinning and the stress of not having completed your assigned tasks follows you everywhere you go.

Despite your procrastination causing you stress personally, you have been able to meet all necessary deadlines. In your mind, this means that no one has noticed your slow decline. However, this is not usually the case. Behind your back, your coworkers are discussing how often they walk by your desk and see you surfing the internet. This information trickles up to management and they begin to notice that the quality of your work is lower than it once was.At this point, your procrastination is directly affecting you financially. You have lowered your chances of receiving raises and we all know how common downsizing is these days. If you don’t stop procrastinating and return to your higher level of productivity, you run the risk of losing out on pay or losing your job completely.If you own a small business, procrastination’s affects are even more obvious and immediate. This is especially true if you are a one-man-business. It might start with a decline in work quality, but soon you’ll be missing deadlines. In many home businesses, missing just one deadline can mean the loss of a client.

For instance, the internet is saturated with web designers. If you are a web designer and you can’t make deadlines, your client will find someone who can. Ultimately, your procrastination could lead to the complete destruction of your reputation and your business.Whether the affects are as small as putting off paying your bills or as large as losing clients by missing deadlines, procrastination can absolutely ruin you financially. The way to combat this is to better manage your time. If you need to, take a class or read a book. There are many methods and tricks available to help you overcome your procrastination habit. Just make sure you find these methods before it is too late.

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Women and ADHD

Girls Underdiagnosed with ADHD

A recent article in WebMD The Magazine pointed out a little known fact: girls are often not diagnosed with ADD ADHD until they reach their late teens and often not until they’ve reached adulthood. If you’ve done any research at all on the subject and looked for any celebrities who have tackled their symptoms and become successful, you can’t help but wonder why men outnumber women by a factor of greater than 3 to 1.

Why is that? Typical symptoms most recognized and associated with ADHD are hyperactivity and impulsiveness. A third symptom is inattentiveness, a trait that that does not take center stage with brash actions and easily noticeable behaviors.

Boys are diagnosed early on with hyperactivity and impulsiveness because their gender is expected to act in a certain way. When their actions become extreme it sends up a red flag and testing is usually done to find out why.

Girls are expected to be more demure, quiet, less imposing. Because girls are often stereotyped as behaving a certain way, inattentive symptoms are often overlooked. And these symptoms are often very subtle – dreaminess, forgetfulness, easily distracted and disorganized are typical indicators.

Fortunately, in recent years there has been more awareness of the inattentiveness subtype of ADD ADHD. Even though there is more awareness, there seems to be a reluctance to provide adequate treatment based on gender.

Christina Boufis at WebMD wrote, “…a recent Australian study found that even when parents and teachers acknowledged the disorder in girls, they were less likely to recommend getting extra assistance in the classroom because they believed it wouldn’t help them as much as it would boys.”

I can only hope this outlook is due to the available treatments for boys with the more prominently diagnosed hyperactivity-impulsiveness as opposed to inattentiveness and not a gender-related outlook.

But ADHD in girls shouldn’t be treated lightly. The sooner an ADHD diagnosis is made, the sooner girls can learn to adapt their skills. “The failure to recognize ADHD symptoms in girls probably results in significant undertreatment…it is not a trivial disorder for them, and they are equally in need of professional care,” said Patricia Quinn, M.D.

Whether a woman is diagnosed in her adolescence or as an adult, it’s important for her to realize that her “condition” shouldn’t be treated as an abnormality, but as an ability that needs to be learned about and channeled to better herself in her everyday life and in her profession.

Hopefully in years to come more women will take their place as successful entrepreneurs and professionals who have learned to adapt their amazing ADD ADHD abilities alongside people like Richard Branson, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Gates and Suzanne Somers.

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Travelling with ADD

If you have attention deficit disorder (or ADD for short) you may find that vacations aren’t as pleasant as you initially hoped. Most people take vacation planning for granted. They simply know what they need to take, plan their vacation accordingly, and enjoy a nice, restful, relaxing vacation.

However, for people who have ADD, this process can be both stressful and hectic, creating friction with loved ones and making the whole experience less than pleasant for all involved. However, there is some good news. While ADD may interfere somewhat in the vacation planning process, there are a number of ways to cut down on the stress levels, so that you can enjoy the vacation you so richly deserve.

Below you’ll find a list of things you can do to both cut down on stress and minimize your planning.

  1. Create a list of things you’ll need to take well ahead of time. You can even add to the list every day, or whenever something pops into your head. Lists can seriously improve your chances of packing everything you need, and they definitely cut down on stress too. You can even save your lists for later vacations.
  2. If you’re unsure of where you’d like to go, remember that you can always enjoy a pre-planned trip. Pre-planned trips, such as cruises, escorted tours and all inclusive trips are usually the best types of trips for someone who has ADD. It cuts down on the decision making, letting you get on with what’s really important-having fun!
  3. Using a travel agent instead of planning everything on your own is great if you have ADD. Instead of feeling harassed by decisions, travel agents can make the decision making process simpler. Besides, they’re trained to know travel, and most of them are very good at their job.
  4. Plan your vacation so that you’re not trapped doing something you don’t enjoy. For example, many people who have ADD don’t like to stay in one place for too long. This would make a cruise, for instance, a bad choice for that person. Standing on the deck of a ship, while watching the waves go by, may not be the kind of thing you’re into.
  5. Travel locally. Sure, you may not get to enjoy Hawaii or another favourite destination, but I bet there are lots of local attractions that you haven’t seen. Traveling locally takes the planning out of the vacation, allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation time.
  6. Create a familiar environment when away from home. Structure is very important to someone who has ADD. For example, if you hang your keys from a hanger by the front door, do so in your hotel room, too.
  7. Make sure you have lots of time to do things. There’s nothing worse than hurrying through your travel time, trying to beat deadlines.
  8. If you do have pressing business to attend while travelling, make sure you pack a watch equipped with an alarm. This will ensure that you’re not late.

Travelling and having ADD can go hand-in-hand. It’s all about making good decisions and planning your travelling arrangements ahead of time. Don’t let ADD stand in the way of a great vacation.

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ADD

Exercising with ADD

There are a lot of reasons to work out, but for someone who has ADD; those reasons are even more significant. While the health benefits of exercise are well known and obvious, there are a whole set of different reasons why exercises is important to someone who has ADD.

In some cases, someone who has ADD can have an addictive personality. They literally get a hold of an idea and become addicted to it. This can lead to some catastrophic consequences. However, the reverse can be true, too. Instead of becoming addicted to something that isn’t good for them, they can actually become addicted to something that is good for them-namely exercise.

Here are a few more reasons why exercise is important to people who have ADD:

  1. Exercise tires the body, and allows the body to rest. This will help you get a better night sleep, which in turn will help you focus better the next day.
  2. Exercises can cut down on the chances of suffering from depression, which is a common ailment of someone who has ADD.
  3. Exercises can help you relax, quiet the mind and work out any aggression or stress you may have.

Maintaining a regimen is often a challenge for ADD. As a mater of fact it is one of the major problems for people living with ADD namely staying on a diet. Exercise helps with weight loss as well as the other benefits I listed.

What Types of Exercises are best For People Who Have ADD?

Any exercise is better than none. However, most people who have ADD benefit the most from either resistance training or moderately difficult cardio training. The best way to get the most out of your workout is to combine the two in order to get the most bang for your buck.

For example, you could work on building lean muscle mass by doing resistance training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, you could work on your cardiovascular system, by doing some aerobic exercises or by using some equipment, such as a treadmill or elliptical trainer. Daily intake of supplements like Revitaa pro can also aid in weight loss and improve heart health. There’s plenty of Revitaa pro reviews that you can read online to know if this product is suitable for you.

If you’ve never worked out before, you should seriously consider hiring a personal trainer. A personal trainer can help fashion a workout routine that fits your needs. They can also show you the proper form to use on each lift or exercise, which will cut down drastically on your chances of suffering an injury.

If you can’t afford a gym membership or don’t have the time, you can always take up a sport or hobby, such as cycling, rollerblading, walking, hiking or join a sports league. It’s extremely difficult to do something you don’t enjoy, but a lot easier to engage in an activity you do like.

If you have ADD, you’ll probably want to change your exercises routine on a regular basis. If you don’t, chances are that boredom will set in, which will eventually lead to quitting.

Exercise is one of the best methods of dealing with and treating ADD. It’s great for your body, mind and spirit. Not only can you lessen the effects of ADD, but you can look and feel great doing it.

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Three Tips For Managing ADD or ADHD

Once you have been accurately diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), you can begin to explore ways to alleviate or even overcome your symptoms. This search should start with an experienced professional – most likely your physician. He or she can suggest coping mechanisms and changes that can immediately begin to improve your life.

Many people who suffer from ADD – especially adults who have gone their entire lives without treatment – also suffer from very low self-esteem. Their symptoms have caused them to fail in careers, relationships, financial matters and other areas of their life. A good jumping-off point for treatment is to find something you can be successful at so that you can immediately begin improving your self-confidence.

There are many lifestyle changes that can also help control the symptoms of ADD. For many with this disorder, stress and an overcomplicated life can greatly exacerbate the symptoms of ADD. Avoiding stressful situations and simplifying your schedule can be a great way to see positive results quickly. Also, talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise plan. The healthier your body is, the healthier your mind can be because it does not have to deal with physical ailments.

If lifestyle changes are not making enough of an impact – and for many they don’t – then speak with your doctor about trying certain medications. There are many effective medications available by prescription and it is likely that you can find one that will alleviate as least some of your symptoms. If you experience side effects, discuss this with your doctor. Often side effects can be avoided by a change in diet, the timing of administering the medication or a change in dosage. You may also need to try a few different medications before you find one that is just right for you.

In the event that you do not want to treat your ADD with medication, there are some alternative treatments. Though many of these alternatives are not officially recognized as treatments for ADD, they have been known to work for some people. Sufficient research has not been performed for them to be approved. These alternatives include visual therapy, nutritional supplements, hypnotherapy and neuro-biofeedback – a non-invasive way to record normal brain function and then change electrical activity patterns that may be impairing performance.

If medication, support groups and lifestyle changes are not having the effects you desire, then personal coaching might be a good option for you. An ADD coach doesn’t need to be a therapist or have any special training, but he or she should be well-educated about ADD and have clear plans and coping mechanisms arranged for clients. You can pay a professional coach to help you or even rely on a trusted friend. However, if your ADD makes you irritable or angry, having a friend or family member as your coach can put a lot of strain on the relationship. So think carefully before you ask someone you know to be your coach.

In her book Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Sari Solden lists three main areas where an ADD coach can be of assistance:

1. Help the client stay on track, priority and meet goals.

2. Give support in order to help you see your successes.

3. Help the client maintain systems and stay with you while you complete necessary tasks that you may find boring and repetitive.

Regardless of your symptoms or the degree to which you suffer from ADD, there are many options available to help you. If you start with a clear diagnosis and create a plan for treatment, you can begin to alleviate your symptoms. Just keep in mind that each ADD patient is unique and it may take some time to find exactly the right treatment(s) for you.