Below is a short excerpt from the book “10 Things I Hate about ADHD, Plus 10 More!” Enjoy it, and be sure to read to the bottom to get in on the low hanging fruit!
Oh how I hate piles. Doesn’t everyone? How many piles do you have around your home? No, don’t count them. You will never get an accurate number, much less finish. I’ll tell you what. Instead of calling them piles, let’s call them what they really are, “haphazard-stacks-of-stuff-that-you-are-definetly-going-to-sort-through-some-day-soon-because-you-really-really-want-to-or-at-least-you-want-to-want-to.”
Of course, not everyone who has ADHD has the pile problem; I have met people with ADHD who have the neatest, cleanest living spaces in the world. They are probably fortunate enough to have a handy person around who does all the cleaning. But believe me, that wonderful handy person is almost certainly not too happy about it. Feel free to take my word for this.
I don’t know what it is about us and piles of stuff, but they seem to multiply like rabbits. You know what I’m talking about– papers, rocks, books, cereal boxes, CD’s, DVD’s and just about anything that can stack halfway decently seem to sprout up all around you. Well, there is really no requirement that the items stack decently – at least, I hope there’s not.
People with ADHD seem to love piles since we have so many of them. But that’s a contradiction, because I really hate them. They constantly tease me and honestly, they kind of scare me a little, too. I have tried to sort through them and even purchased a book on organizing Okay, I have at least a dozen or more “How to Organize” books. They are currently holding down various piles somewhere, I think. Ah, who am I kidding? I will never find those books again; they are lost to the dark side.
More often than not, when someone with ADHD purchases something for organizing, like filing cabinets, bookshelves, or books, well, they tend to become part of the clutter. Anything can become part of a pile, anything at all: potholders, matchbooks, video games, you name it. I once found a neighborhood cat snoozing comfortably atop a pile on the couch.
Piles are inconvenient and messy, but the worst thing about piles is that they are costly. Yes, there are fees for having piles of stuff. You didn’t think piles were free did you? Piles cost money, sometimes lots of money. There are specific terms for payments due because of piles, such as late fees, overdue payments and final notices, among many others. I know you are probably nodding. Are you going to root through your piles for those bills? Ah ha! The nodding stops. I didn’t think so. Me either. Send me another late notice and see what happens to it.
I want to share with you some of my most helpful tips on how to manage your piles. Your mileage may vary and, as always, no promises:
This ends the excerpt from “10 Things I Hate about ADHD, Plus 10 More!” You’ll have to read the book to find out what those marvelous tips to manage your piles are! By clicking here you can get the book on Amazon.
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I hope you enjoy the book, it’s a riot. Or it might cause a riot, not quite sure yet.
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