treating adults to-do lists October/November 2006 Issue of ADDitude Magazine

The Power of a Well-Crafted To-Do List

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People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) experience time and time management differently than people without ADHD.Rather than a series of discrete moments following one another in predictable fashion, people with ADHD sense time as one long NOW.

That’s great when it comes to solving problems and handling crises — and it certainly makes the day go faster. But the ADHD way of experiencing and managing time complicates things if you’re trying to complete the items on your to-do list.My client Julia explained her time-sense this way: “Each day goes along like a rudderless boat, lurching through rapids, bashing up against rocks, and then finally landing on shore.

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