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Time Management Strategies for an ADHD World

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H. Taylor suggests that the increase in ADHD during a time when there is a rapid increase in technology is no coincidence, and that merging paperwork and high-tech is not only possible but desirable.
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One out of three college students and employees surveyed believe the Internet is as important as air, water, food, and shelter according to a 2011 Cisco survey. 27% of college students say that staying updated on Facebook is more important than partying, dating, listening to music or hanging out with friends.

The younger generation seem to thrive on electrons while older people tend to shun video games in favor of playing golf with real people on real turf in real time. They prefer the warmth of a real hug over as an electronic emoticon, and the thrill of ripping open a real letter or a greeting card made of old-fashioned paper over e-mail messages and e-cards.

Harold Taylor suggests that the increase in ADHD during a time when there is a rapid increase in technology is no coincidence, and that merging paperwork and high-tech is not only possible but desirable. Drawing on the latest research on both ADHD and the functioning of the brain, and merging it with his own experiences with the various time management strategies, Harold suggests how those with ADHD traits (who he claims includes all of us) can still be effective in this digital age of speed.

  1. Is technology rewiring our brains?
    1. Are we paying the price for efficiency?
    2. Welcome to our ADHD world
  2. The time management battlefield has shifted from the office to the mind
    1. Leave your brain at home but don’t forget your smart phone
    2. Will the same time management system work for individuals with ADHD?
  3. Your brain has a mind of its own
    1. Developing your “Executive Skills”
    2. Turn wishful thinking into willful thinking
  4. Let the strategies fit your brain-based skills
    1. Routines and habits will make your days easier
    2. Don’t let ADHD traits reduce your effectiveness
  5. Take a more holistic approach to time management
    1. Exercise both your body and your brain
    2. Strengthening your executive skills
    3. Sleeping as a time management strategy
  6. Take a backward step in order to go forward
    1. Is the objective to go faster or to win the race?
    2. Slowing down can be an effective strategy
  7. New times require new strategies
    1. Controlling your environment counteracts low self-discipline
    2. Outsmarting your smartphone will help you to focus
  8. Match the time management strategies to the weakest skills
    1. Which ideas or strategies are most likely to work for those with ADHD?
  9. Where to go from here
    1. Take control of your life
    2. Looking ahead
  10. Resources
    1. ADHD Reference books
    2. Helpful websites
    3. Books referenced in Time Management Strategies in an ADHD World
  11. About the author
A propos de l'auteur

Harold Taylor

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a Quality Control Supervisor and Plant Manager in industry for 12 years and a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.

A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.

Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management. 

Harold lives in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. He writes e-books for (25 to date), some of which have been translated into other languages, publishes a weekly blog at his website (also posted on Facebook & Twitter), a quarterly time management newsletter for his 2000 plus subscribers, sends out weekly tweets, and speaks to senior’s and other groups on “growing older without growing old” in addition to “time and life management.”

He is active in his local church, a member of the board of directors of Sussex & Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Fundy Silverados Friendship Club, writes a column on business in the Kings County Record, and performs additional volunteer work in his spare time.