I can’t find my keys. I can’t find my purse. I can’t find my phone. Sound familiar?

 

Of course, there is no ‘one stop suits all’ list of symptoms of ADHD but these are pretty common. There is a saying, a place for everything and everything in its place. How about you can’t remember where that place is?  ADHD brain means that you are never in the moment, so if you are not in the moment, always five steps ahead, how can you ever recall that moment or more importantly where you put those keys?

 

The life of someone with ADHD is truly a challenge. Even the simple tasks like leaving the house are made that more complex when you cannot find the most essential of item, like your keys.

 

For those with ADHD I am a firm believer that less is more. The less you have, the more you will be able to find what you are looking for. That is why a decluttered home is so important for anyone with ADHD. Visually you have less to look at, therefore, life becomes a whole lot easier.

 

So, what solution do I recommend for my ADHD clients to overcome this bugbear?

 

A lovely ‘safe’ pot, close to (although not right by) the front door, in which those keys and phone get deposited every night. I encourage my clients to make it routine to leave those two essential items in that safe pot every night when they come home from their day’s activities. For something to become routine can take some time, but persevere, it will be worth it in the long run.  After all, who doesn’t want an easier life?

 

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-it-take-to-form-a-habit

 

with love

 

TraceyB

The Lifestyle Concept

Helping you find inner harmony through decluttering