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How ADHD Affects Home Organization

Understanding the Role of the 8 Key Executive Functions of the Mind
Written by: Lisa Woodruff
Narrated by: Lisa Woodruff
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Do you walk in a room to organize and find yourself paralyzed and overwhelmed?

Do you find yourself spending money on organizing solutions that don't work?

Do you feel like you put in effort but never make any progress?

Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do, and yet for some reason, you just can't get started.

Organizing isn't easy. And having ADHD doesn't make it any easier.

But it doesn't have to be impossible.

If you have ADHD and you've been struggling with organization, it doesn't mean there's something wrong with you.

It just means it's time to try working with your brain instead of against it.

That means:

  • Understanding how your mind works
  • Recognizing your strengths and weaknesses
  • Finding the strategies that work for you

In her latest book, Lisa Woodruff explores the executive functions of the mind that directly affect your ability to organize your home: flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, task initiation, planning, and organization. Along the way, she provides tips and strategies for overcoming obstacles - tools you can use to get the organized house you've been dreaming of.

As a professional organizer, productivity coach, and former teacher, Lisa Woodruff knows that organization is more than just 15-minute daily tasks or cute ways to use fun containers. She's successfully parented, taught, and professionally organized people who struggle with ADHD, and she has been able to help hundreds of women in Cincinnati, Ohio - and thousands of women around the world - get their homes organized and keep them that way.

©2017 Lisa Woodruff (P)2017 Lisa Woodruff

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  • Jennifer
  • 2017-06-17

Good but not great

I was expecting more information about techniques for people who have ADHD. However, instead, she references her podcast and /or blog posts by #. Which means you have to go somewhere else to find information. The last part of the book is about her reviewing apps. Had a lot of good info but be ready to have a pen & paper to write down other resources since this isn't all inclusive.

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  • Hogrock
  • 2017-06-30

advertising

This is little more than advertising for services that you pay for. Ok material if free and good presentation but I got the gist that it was advertising foe the writer's website and professional services.

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  • Mellerik
  • 2017-09-24

EmpoweredSoul73

I have hoarded all of my life. I have sentimental attachments to many things. I love to give stuff away to someone that needs it, appreciates it, will take care of it & NOT sell it for profit but rather will pay it forward when they are done with it. I absolutely struggle with throwing stuff away. Usually I recognize trash as trash, but sometimes I see magnificent possibilities. I am looking forward to finding your website & Facebook.

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  • Carol Annie
  • 2018-09-17

Not that great...

I didn't really feel there was enough content in this book. I felt like the majority of time the author was just leading you to her website as opposed to actually providing solutions. I didn't purchase a book to have to purchase something else. There were really only a couple of useful things that I took away from the book. Also, I feel that this book will be best in written form and not on Audible. There are too many references to products like apps that you cannot write down while you are driving and listening to a book. There were actually very little real organizational tips in the book. While I do believe I may have gotten a little bit out of this, I'm sure there are better books out there.

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  • BOOK LOVER
  • 2019-03-24

Dive into your clutter!

what you didn't learn in this book the author supplies info where to find everything you wanted to know about organization. The narrator made it interesting as she explained different areas of the way we think.

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  • KateJ
  • 2017-10-24

Executive Function Insight

I can definitely use her executive function breakdown to change my behavior and my organization!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-02-15

ADHD Mom of 4 With ADHD

Being a mom with ADHD and having four children with ADHD and one also struggles with High Functioning Autism, this book has given me light at the end of my Chaos Tunnel! I felt like she was talking to me giving me personal instruction to help me with my overwhelming life. THANK YOU!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-12-19

Great one ! And great value !!!

I enjoyed this direct approach and specifically speaking to adults with ADHD in relation to cutting clutter. This isn't just the same ol' suggestions but ideas and recommendations for those with ADHD trying to overcome clutter/mess.

I've listened to it three times now and each time I've taken away something different !

Awesome Value for this audiobook !!

~MICHELE

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  • MonaLisaFrambo
  • 2017-10-25

A God-send for the Scatterbrained like me!

Finally found a book that works for ME!!
I haven't been officially diagnosed with ADHD but boy do I struggle with remembering things and keeping on track!
I easily become overwhelmed, so this book has been a God-send!
It's short, quick, and to the point. it helps give direction, hope, and simpleness to my life.
thank you, Lisa, from one Lisa to another!

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  • CyndeBe
  • 2019-07-04

I'll go back to this again & again for sure!

Exactly what I was searching for; Lisa gives us the information we need to help us get it together! So different from the others, Lisa doesn'just read you a list of her personal version of magic directions you too can follow that will fix every mess in your disorganized ADD life! She is a real person with real life experiences as someone with 2 beautiful children with ADHD- I'm 43 & I've struggled all of my life with many mental health issues, now accepting ADHD to the long list. This past month since finding Lisa, I've learned so much & I've already made so many positive changes in so many different aspects of my life it's crazy!