Tag Archives: Productivity

Do You Need a Productivity Break?

I’ve written before about paying attention to your productivity time preferences, and how knowing when you’re most productive and using those hours for your most important work can yield increased productivity.  But sometimes, even though we’ve factored in our time preferences, we still find ourselves in need of a productivity boost.  That happened to me this morning. […]

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What are Your Productivity Time Preferences?

When do you do your best thinking?  Your most productive thinking?  The thinking that yields the most AH-HA!!! moments? When do you have the most energy?  When are you most ready to take on the world?  Morning, afternoon, evening, or after everyone else has gone to bed? Which day of the week do you get […]

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Got Productivity Apps? Eric Tivers Does!

Today I’d like to introduce you to Eric Tivers, ADHD Therapist and Coach, who spoke at the 2014 CHADD Conference this past November on the topic of productivity apps.  His presentation was so engaging and informative I not only tweeted about it, but I asked to interview him for my blog.  Hopefully you’ll appreciate what he […]

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Using Bookends to ADD Structure to Your ADHD Day

 At a recent Catalyst for Change North Coast Adult ADHD Meetup participants shared what was challenging them most and a common theme emerged – the need to bring more structure to their days. Structure can be elusive to the adult with ADHD.  We understand what it looks like and how it can benefit us in […]

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You’ve Gotta Protect Your Planning Time!

I’m reading an interesting book called Fast Minds, by Craig Surman, MD & Tim Bilkey, MD.  It’s a self-help book for folks with ADHD or who think they may have ADHD.  This morning I came across a couple of sentences I want to share with you. “ We want to reiterate here that we feel […]

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S.O.S. Interview: Francis Wade on his new book “Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure”

Today I’m joined by Francis Wade, of Framework Consulting, personal productivity expert and author of an awesome new book on managing one’s time.   Andrea:  Hi Francis.  Thanks so much for appearing on my blog as a guest. Francis:  It’s great to be here. Andrea: You’ve been busy writing a book since you presented at the […]

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Books, Books & More Books! Organizing Your Reading List

My reading list had taken on a life, or should I say lives of its own. The list that at one time was neatly maintained in Notes on my iPhone had spilled over into Toodledo,  a couple of visual reminder piles beside my bed and reading chair, and a number of newly downloaded books sitting […]

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What you Focus on Becomes Your Reality: Using a Vision Board to Reach Your Goals

The above is a picture of my vision board for 2012. A vision board is a collection of visual images pasted or pinned to a board that represents things that you want to bring into your life.  My board, created on a framed cork board that hangs above my desk, represents the reminders of goals aspired […]

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Considering an iPad? Ten Reasons iPad Makes Sense for Reading

I noticed recently at my book club that I was the only one in the group who chooses to read the monthly selections on a screen (iPad).  When I brought this up, most of my friends commented they feel reading just isn’t the same without real pages to turn.  Other reasons for choosing paper and […]

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Body Doubling: An Important Tool for Getting Stuff Done

I’ve shared with you before that the area where I struggle most with organization is my desk.  In particular, I’ve talked about  using desk dumps to bring my desk back to ready.  I had most of last Friday off and my plan was to spend at least part of the morning clearing my desk and preparing […]

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ADHD Coaching: What coaching around a particular topic might look like…

One of the challenges of ADHD is that an ADHD brain is capable of coming up with an unbelievable number of ideas.  Some might say it’s a virtual idea factory.  In addition, the ADHD brain can be energized by all that is new, shiny and interesting.  Generating a plethora of ideas AND being energized by […]

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Organizing the Desk: Back to Ready – Part 2

Last time I shared my cluttered desk with you, along with the reasons it ended up being so cluttered.  Today I want to share the steps for getting it back to ready.  These aren’t the only possible steps that might help someone get their desk back to ready, but they are the steps I used […]

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Favorite iPad Productivity Apps – Part III: iThoughts HD

Like many folks with ADHD, my thought process tends to be more relational than linear in nature.  A colleague of mine calls those of us who think relationally Global Creatives.  This is a blessing and somewhat of a curse: a blessing in that I am brimming with ideas on all sorts of topics, a curse […]

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Favorite iPad Productivity Apps – Part II: Toodledo

Today’s app is so much more than just an iPad app.  Instead it is a cloud app, available to me on whatever internet accessible computer I am using, on my iPhone, and on my iPad.  The app is called Toodledo.  Per the Toodledo website: “Toodledo is a three syllable word pronounced “two-dull-due” or more technically […]

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Favorite iPad Productivity Apps – Part I: Penultimate

I am a huge fan of iPad.  I’ve carried mine with me everywhere for almost two years and when people ask me if I like using it, my response is, “I don’t like it, I live it.”  While that might sound a little exaggerated, it really is true because it has become key to my […]

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Getting Things Done with Hasslebot

These are my weights.  They sit under my desk and serve as a visual reminder to do overhead presses, curls and flys on a regular basis.  The idea is that two sets of three different exercises only take a couple of minutes and I should take that few minutes and do these exercises whenever I […]

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