Adult ADHD Resources
Not everyone loves Dr. Amen, but I think he has some very interesting perspective to offer on ADHD. Enjoyed this book.
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
This book is the entire reason why I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 21. Love Dr. Hallowell and his insights. You can’t go wrong reading this book.
Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program, Client Workbook (Treatments That Work)
This is a workbook-style guide to executive functioning. Would be awesome to go through this with a counselor or Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, but good for at-home study, too.
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
I’m currently obsessed with Dr. Barkley. I have learned so much from him. This book is like a reference manual on adult ADHD. Please read it!
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Essentialism is a book which deals with situations wherein people would find themselves in the middle of an information explosion. They could also feel occupied with a lot of work, but still be unproductive. Essentialism as a concept narrows down this notion into doing the right things which are absolutely necessary, in a right manner and at the right time.
More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD
Favorite new book on adult ADHD. Very thorough and practical. Highly recommend.
The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain’s Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home
Another workbook-style executive functioning book. I found it to be helpful! There’s also a version for teens and for kids…so if you have children that struggle with executive functioning, check it out!
Driven from Distraction
A gem by Dr. Hallowell. If you haven’t read any of his books, it’s time to start. He is one of the foremost psychologists in the ADHD world.
Rethinking Adult ADHD: Helping Clients Turn Intentions Into Actions
While negative thinking does not cause ADHD, research shows that cognitive strategies play a key role in maintaining ADHD symptoms. Dr. J. Russell Ramsay provides a first‑of‑its‑kind exploration of the common beliefs that underlie and reinforce ADHD in adults, and offers a blueprint to help clients overcome ADHD symptoms using cognitive behavior therapy.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving – every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
PHONE JAIL! I love this baby – major ADHD hack. Keeps me from using my phone when I want to be productive.
Time doesn’t exist unless you can see it. Write everything down and keep it in front of you. Check in with your calendar on a daily basis!
If your goals, tasks, and appointments are not written down in a place that is visible on a daily basis, they will NOT get done. Write everything down. Look at your list daily!
ADHDers suffer from time blindness. We have no concept of the passage of time. These timers are all over my house. LIFE SAVERS. Don’t forget to buy batteries!
Great planner for goal setting, keeping a calendar, and organization!
What to get done (so that I can have a drink) post-its! TO DO, TO BUY, TO CONTACT, TO REMEMBER, TO DELEGATE, TO POSTPONE. You need these!
Love my Swannies! Blocking blue light from screens allows the body to create its natural melatonin at night. These have helped me fall asleep and stay asleep.
Literally cannot sleep without this baby. My poor husband has had to sleep with white noise for the last 15 years!
This is on my wish-list! I struggle with anxiety and restlessness and I know this would help a lot. If you struggle to relax and/or fall asleep give this blanket a try.
If you’re too distracted to get all of your work done in the office or while working from home, you may want to invest in these noise-canceling headphones. Block out the rest of the world and focus on what’s most important!
I’m slightly embarrassed to tell you how many of these I have around my house. My husband hates piles, so we hide all of the clutter, bills, mail, paperwork in these sleek organizers!