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For the millions of adults diagnosed with ADHD The Disorganized Mind will provide expert guidance on what they can do to make the most of their lives The inattention, time mismanagement, procrastination, impulsivity, distractibility, and difficulty with transitions that often go hand in hand with ADHD can be overcome with the unique approach that Nancy Ratey brings to turning these behaviors around The Disorganized Mind addresses the common issues confronted by the ADHD adult Where did the time go I ll do it later, I always work better under pressure anyway I ll just check my e mail one time before the meeting I ll pay the bills tomorrow that will give me time to find them Professional ADHD coach and expert Nancy Ratey helps readers better understand why their ADHD is getting in their way and what they can do about it Nancy Ratey understands the challenges faced by adults with ADHD from both a personal and professional perspective and is able to help anyone move forward to achieve greater success Many individuals with ADHD live in turmoil It doesn t have to be that way You can make choices and imagine how things can change this book will teach you how By using ADHD strategies that have worked for others and will work for you, as well as learning how to organize, plan, and prioritize, you ll clear the hurdles of daily living with a confidence and success you may never before have dreamed possibleNancy Ratey has the proven strategies that will help anyone with ADHD get focused, stay on track, and get things done and finally get what they want from their work and their life


10 thoughts on “The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents

  1. Marion Marion says:

    I started to read this and it was good but I got sidetracked, then it was due back at the library Guess I better borrow it again and learn how to be a bitorganized


  2. Lynne Lynne says:

    While having a lot of the diagnostic and anecdotal content that is not my primary interest, I found that this book did three things that I found valuable it explained the range of habit and emotional manifestations of ADHD well especially for someone like me who s not had a formal diagnosis , it offered some very useful coping strategies and tools, and it communicates to the spouse or co worker why they experience what they do I also appreciate her inclusion of a bibliography with some refere While having a lot of the diagnostic and anecdotal content that is not my primary interest, I found that this book did three things that I found valuable it explained the range of habit and emotional manifestations of ADHD well especially for someone like me who s not had a formal diagnosis , it offered some very useful coping strategies and tools, and it communicates to the spouse or co worker why they experience what they do I also appreciate her inclusion of a bibliography with some references to original research


  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    If you think someone with ADHD writing about ADHD, aimed at an audience who have ADHD would be a colossal mess.You would be right.Ratey meanders from topic to topic such as she will spend a paragraph discussing how terrible her dyslexia and ADHD are and hurting her academic life, then OMG SHE GOT INTO HARVARD Another paragraph how she spent her entire life living with military precision but once she got into college, she would spend hours shuffling papers about preparing to study So she went If you think someone with ADHD writing about ADHD, aimed at an audience who have ADHD would be a colossal mess.You would be right.Ratey meanders from topic to topic such as she will spend a paragraph discussing how terrible her dyslexia and ADHD are and hurting her academic life, then OMG SHE GOT INTO HARVARD Another paragraph how she spent her entire life living with military precision but once she got into college, she would spend hours shuffling papers about preparing to study So she went from 18 years of living a very organized, timed, military life to a slob in under a semester Really Once you get past the meandering, unrelated chit chat and her overuse of her clients for examples, she has some good strategy to manage your ADHD and how to make it work for you But I couldn t get past the touchy feely attitude and the poorly organized book to get to the meat of the matter I also found the content structured to be distracting which makes reading this tile, a book on helping those with ADHD, a joke


  4. Sally Sally says:

    Remember, this is a process, and the changes you seek happen not instantly, but incrementally over time, sometimes a very long time Because trial and error is an inherent, and time dependent, part of the process p 75On the one hand, this is NOT what an impulsive, supernally distracted, impatient person with ADD wants to hear.But on the other hand, quite validating that it does take great effort to manage attention quirks, and my efforts will not be in vain.What was I saying again Remember, this is a process, and the changes you seek happen not instantly, but incrementally over time, sometimes a very long time Because trial and error is an inherent, and time dependent, part of the process p 75On the one hand, this is NOT what an impulsive, supernally distracted, impatient person with ADD wants to hear.But on the other hand, quite validating that it does take great effort to manage attention quirks, and my efforts will not be in vain.What was I saying again John Ratey s brain commentary time mismanagement, p 102procrastination, p 130impulsivity, p 156distractibility, p 184transitions, p 205time mismanagementfrontal lobe specifically dorsolateral prefrontal cortex executive function, including time management and working memory In ADHD brain, underaroused.cerebellum time rhythm, in ADHD, time perceived as choppybasal ganglia shifts from idea to idea in ADHD brain, can get stuck on an idea.procrastinationfrontal lobe, or working memory, problems can lead to insufficient RAM, or constantly erased working memory Last minute stress and adrenaline works to up dopamine, so the frontal cortex gets switched on impulsivityin youth, decisions and responses often engage the limbic area, or emotional brain When mature, decisions engage the frontal cortex, the rational brain In ADHD brain, frontal cortex is slow to respond, so emotional brain gets dibs distractibilityfrontal cortex is also supposed to block or inhibit other stimuli while otherwise concentrating In addition, lower dopamine in the striatum, the reward and motivation area of brain means it s difficult to stay fixed on a topic Other, newer,rewarding distractions often win over the current,important task.transitionsamygdala is intensity button in brain frontal cortex modulates the amygdala In ADHD brain, amygdala is overreactive, and frontal cortex is sluggish, so feeling unprepared for transitions can cause mini panic attacks Symptoms I relate to, and what might help


  5. Laura Laura says:

    I listened to the audiobook version, and would have skipped much of the author s initial biographical story if I d been reading a visual version That information was fine, but it could ve been much shorter, and she had good qualifications and experience that I trusted right away I found her client s stories most useful and actually comforting because it reminded me I m not alone in my struggle to deal with ADHD Really liked the strategies as well One I implemented immediately is the year v I listened to the audiobook version, and would have skipped much of the author s initial biographical story if I d been reading a visual version That information was fine, but it could ve been much shorter, and she had good qualifications and experience that I trusted right away I found her client s stories most useful and actually comforting because it reminded me I m not alone in my struggle to deal with ADHD Really liked the strategies as well One I implemented immediately is the year view wall calendar It s pretty striking to see deadlines laid out so clearly Recommend for ADHD adults but also for parents of ADHD kids It clearly explains that ADHD is not something that will ever go away, but something that can benefit from strategic actions


  6. Katie Katie says:

    May I just say that she has several tips that I thought were absolutely brilliant I cannot wait to attempt to apply them The one about driving somewhere parking then taking out your laptop to do work on it until the battery dies because we people with ADD do better under pressure was awesome May I just say that she has several tips that I thought were absolutely brilliant I cannot wait to attempt to apply them The one about driving somewhere parking then taking out your laptop to do work on it until the battery dies because we people with ADD do better under pressure was awesome


  7. Heather Long Heather Long says:

    This took me a while to read, not because it wasn t interesting, but because I was trying to decide if I wanted to do the exercises or continue reading I had checked it out from the library, but after renewing a couple times, purchased it for myself because I wanted to make notes in the book.There is so much in here that is so relatable and genuinely good tips ideas Now I m going to get a notebook and work through the exercises and make notes This is the ADHD workbook I was looking for This took me a while to read, not because it wasn t interesting, but because I was trying to decide if I wanted to do the exercises or continue reading I had checked it out from the library, but after renewing a couple times, purchased it for myself because I wanted to make notes in the book.There is so much in here that is so relatable and genuinely good tips ideas Now I m going to get a notebook and work through the exercises and make notes This is the ADHD workbook I was looking for


  8. Jay Jay says:

    I read this to get insights into the thoughts of one of my loved ones with late diagnosis ADD, and what I learned was as much about me as them One of the insights here is, not surprisingly, that dealing with the dimension of time can be difficult for those with ADHD The author provides a number of tactics to deal with this issue, including creating a habit of planning and including some regular notification of the passage of time, like the ringing of an hourly alarm on a watch I find that the I read this to get insights into the thoughts of one of my loved ones with late diagnosis ADD, and what I learned was as much about me as them One of the insights here is, not surprisingly, that dealing with the dimension of time can be difficult for those with ADHD The author provides a number of tactics to deal with this issue, including creating a habit of planning and including some regular notification of the passage of time, like the ringing of an hourly alarm on a watch I find that these tactics would work well for me as well, as I tend to get carried away by trivial pursuits, forget to consider travel time, and other symptoms as discussed here Those are just examples The book discusses quite a range of behaviors I found the book quite useful I listened to the audio version, and I found that the stories were quite interesting, but the organization wasfor flow than for conciseness Easy to listen, but easy to forget the points I found myself re listening to sections a few days later to remember examples and suggestions For this reason, and given there are a few lists and todo sections in the book, this may be best read and not listened to


  9. Daniel Stern Daniel Stern says:

    I can safely say that this book does have some helpful suggestions for compensatory strategies However, all of these are cast through the lens of the author s clients all of which are upper middle class top earner types who can afford an ADHD coach.Expect to hear long winded tales of people who have live in nannies, lament their friends don t want to accompany them on their frequent vacations due to ADHD related outbursts, or rely to much on their personal assistant In fact, one of the auth I can safely say that this book does have some helpful suggestions for compensatory strategies However, all of these are cast through the lens of the author s clients all of which are upper middle class top earner types who can afford an ADHD coach.Expect to hear long winded tales of people who have live in nannies, lament their friends don t want to accompany them on their frequent vacations due to ADHD related outbursts, or rely to much on their personal assistant In fact, one of the author s suggest strategies is to actually HIRE a personal assistant Who has the funds for that There isn t one lick of advice tailored to everyday working folks struggling to get their symptoms under control To get anything out of this book, you ll have to work around the descriptions of her client s success and lifestyle to find the core strategies that are offered The author even goes on at length about her Ivy League education and her world traveling family That s great that the author was born into a family that offered her the luxury to pursue a secondary education for years and years, and she d seen a good chunk of the world before that, but I didn t purchase this book to listen to the author brag.If you grew up poor or don t make a six figure income, the stories in this book can become infuriating as your lack of sympathy grows stronger If you can fight past those feelings though, there are some good ideas to find


  10. Dan Burt Dan Burt says:

    3.5 stars.