ADD or ADHD affects millions of Americans. There are several books out there and many web sites as well full of useful information on ADD and ADHD. Some of the more famous books include the Dr. Hallowell books, Driven to Distraction and Delivered From Distraction, and the Kate Kelly book, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. These books can help you navigate through what ADD/ADHD is and how it affects people like you. For the most part, these books make excellent references for what is ADD and also for what is not ADD. They are also very helpful for showing you that you are not alone and that there are many successful people who have ADD and cope with many of the same things you do. What they seem to be missing are specific practical advice or techniques that a person with ADD can use in their daily lives.
If you read many finance books eventually you’ll notice that virtually all of them have some version of the idea that if you give up your daily latte and saved the money instead that you would make millions of dollars after 30 years or whatever. That’s great, but what else is there?
As you read books about ADD and ADHD, you’ll find that the common “solution” is something called a launch pad. A launch pad is basically a place where you put necessary items so that you don’t forget them, or spend time looking for them. Things like keys, watches, wallet, that report for work and so on all should go on your launch pad. That’s great, but what else is there?
ADHD and Focus
The truth is that everyone whether they have ADD/ADHD or not has a finite amount of things they can focus on. For people with ADD this may be more noticeable than for others. However, ADD/ADHD is not some crippling disease. It can’t stop you from achieving what you want to achieve, but it can make things a little more burdensome. Imagine a child who is left handed. Always an overachiever, this child goes through school earning nothing but praise and high marks until one day, he gets a disappointing grade in handwriting. The problem? Using the same spiral notebooks as everyone else causes him discomfort when he tries to write because his arm lays across the metal spirals. This isn’t a problem and needed be the cause of any troubles for the child as long as someone notices and provides a solution. A notebook that has a top spiral for example, or maybe a notebook specially made for left-handed people with the spirals on the the opposite side.
ADD Tips Tricks and Stuff
That is what ADDessories is all about. As a person goes through their life with ADD there are literally hundreds or thousands of tricks and tips and tools than can make those little burdens a little less difficult. These tools are the accessories, or more specifically ADDessories, that provide practical real world solutions for people with ADD.