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~Pdf ⚇ The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done ♿ Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos Are you constantly battling to get things done Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon otherwise known as your closet If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction And whether or not you ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , you probably already know that something s got to give The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it s at home, at work, or in relationships Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as relationships, skin sensitivities, meal planning, parenting, and dealing with out of control hormones In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD If you ve been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it s time to make a change If you re ready to start getting organized and stop leaving your groceries in the car, this book can help It s than just a survival guide it s an ADHD how to to help you thrive Feathered Quill Book Award for Self Help Second Place I found this book incredibly patronizing and unhelpful If middle aged women are like Atlas holding up the world, then us readers of this book are doing it with one hand tied behind our backs and the author is suggesting tactics like laminating recipe cards and gluing pictures of the contents of file folders on the outside I felt like I had told her my house was on fire and she suggested I paint the garage door Plus towards the end I started screaming inside every time she listed her website a I found this book incredibly patronizing and unhelpful If middle aged women are like Atlas holding up the world, then us readers of this book are doing it with one hand tied behind our backs and the author is suggesting tactics like laminating recipe cards and gluing pictures of the contents of file folders on the outside I felt like I had told her my house was on fire and she suggested I paint the garage door Plus towards the end I started screaming inside every time she listed her website address sometimes several times in one paragraph What a waste of time I loved this book and found it very helpful The only part I didn t like was the section on marriage, which was written from the perspective that any problems in the marriage were the fault of the person with ADD Having ADD does not make you responsible for everything that goes wrong The way your spouse responds can make a big difference, for good or ill, even aside from any issues of their own that they bring to the table. The most you can take from my low rating is that this book did not help me The author says she s an expert on women dealing with ADHD, and I m certainly not, but I am an adult I was seriously turned off by the cutesy puns, the use of headings like Kitchen Klutter , and the author s insistence on cramming everyone into neat little compartments Morning Person or a Night Owl Morning Person or Night Owl , she says, over and over, in a book that is supposed to help those whose brains resent r The most you can take from my low rating is that this book did not help me The author says she s an expert on women dealing with ADHD, and I m certainly not, but I am an adult I was seriously turned off by the cutesy puns, the use of headings like Kitchen Klutter , and the author s insistence on cramming everyone into neat little compartments Morning Person or a Night Owl Morning Person or Night Owl , she says, over and over, in a book that is supposed to help those whose brains resent ruts and defy easy label Way too much of it is dedicated to organization tips so simple and basic I can t imagine who isn t physically brain damaged getting to age 40 without figuring them out put your keys in a dish by the door file papers in a filing cabinet , and all of it assumes that the reader has children and is employed full time, as well as being an active volunteer Basically, it s not designed to help women with ADHD better understand their minds, but rather explains in what I felt were fairly insulting terms how to take the simplest steps toward appearing normal There isn t any room here for figuring out how you, personally, need to organize your life Just lots and lots of descriptions of cubbies and launching pads and, um, filing cabinets But, she remembers to tell us at the last moment, feel free to adapt her weirdly stringent cubbie system to your own needs somehow or it won t work Inconsistency was also a problem I kind of gave up and started skimming during the make your own planner section, where we learned that it can be literally anything, even just some old notebook, but make sure it s divided into quarter hour segments, and also make sure it s a smartphone app That you will later stick post its in, after gathering them up from every room of the house at the end of every day Maybe if the title had made clear that Women with ADHD actually meant Overworked Moms I wouldn t be so disappointed Okay, I definitely wouldn t be, because I wouldn t have read it in the first place Synopsis Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos Are you constantly battling to get things done Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon otherwise known as your closet If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction And whether or not you ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , you probably already know that something s got to giveMe Once upon a time someone suggested I may have ADHD Discussion Synopsis Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos Are you constantly battling to get things done Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon otherwise known as your closet If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction And whether or not you ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , you probably already know that something s got to giveMe Once upon a time someone suggested I may have ADHD Discussions with my doctor resulted in me still not knowing as I decided against tests What I do know is I have depression, anxiety and am often chaotic One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was that while it is aimed at women with ADHD the support, advice and many tips are useful for any woman with a stressful life or mental health problem In fact in this age where we are expected to have everything, do everything and be a superwoman all whilst looking like a supermodel on the catwalk it s great to read a book that says it doesn t matter if you don t get everything done, if one day you decide to say sod it and just feed the kids fish finger sandwiches for tea instead of some culinary masterpiece I ve done some reading up in ADHD in general and where this book differs is by being solely about women why in some cases they have hypersensitivity to fabrics, why not every woman is addicted to going to the mall and how to get by at work Not a reflection about Matlen s book but I found it sad that in some cases she recommends non disclosure and not discussing with employers Maybe I m naive in my thinking as I have an excellently understanding set of bosses but it saddens me in this day and age that not every employer is supportive Like many self help books written by Americans all the links are for America only so you may have to look up your own disability discrimination legislation to see where you stand in terms of employment support and again for education There s a slight obsession with plugging her own website although at the end does also supply some further reading and links to follow It s an accessible book, not heavy on jargon and quite easy to read It helps that Matlen herself has ADHD so understands the audience she s writing for Highly recommended and a must read for any woman with ADHD, stress anxiety suffers or friends of sufferers Well, this explains a lot There are a few helpful tips in here, butoften than not I found myself skipping sections As I have no children, I skipped anything relating to organizing your children s lives probably a good third of the book Also, I don t meal plan, so there goes another quarter Much of the rest is giving suggestions that really won t work when push comes to shove put it in your planner which is great, unless you forget that you even have a planner, in which case all the planning in the world i There are a few helpful tips in here, butoften than not I found myself skipping sections As I have no children, I skipped anything relating to organizing your children s lives probably a good third of the book Also, I don t meal plan, so there goes another quarter Much of the rest is giving suggestions that really won t work when push comes to shove put it in your planner which is great, unless you forget that you even have a planner, in which case all the planning in the world isn t going to help you out Mostly this book is about how to organize your stuff and put stuff in your planner and leave yourself a thousand notes all over the place There might be a couple of useful tidbits found inside, but all in all I found that I already implement most of them, and the rest just either aren t practical, or don t apply Pass This book has some good, practical advice for women with ADHD I especially appreciated the sections about the effect of hormones on women with ADHD Most of the book provides general overviews of topics without going into a lot of detail, however Much of the advice can be found in greater detail in other books or was sadly outdated Meal planning on index cards in 2018 LOL And instead of figuring out how to manage everything in your family s lives single handedly, how about requiring your h This book has some good, practical advice for women with ADHD I especially appreciated the sections about the effect of hormones on women with ADHD Most of the book provides general overviews of topics without going into a lot of detail, however Much of the advice can be found in greater detail in other books or was sadly outdated Meal planning on index cards in 2018 LOL And instead of figuring out how to manage everything in your family s lives single handedly, how about requiring your husband wife partner and or older children to pull their weight It s a quick read finished in only a few hours, however, so it s worth reading for the bits of worthwhile wisdom This is one of a few books my doctor recommended me too read to help me with my understanding of ADHD and how it is effecting my life It was strangely unreal to read many sections of this book which felt like someone was following me around most of my life and jotting down notes for later, a little unnerving to be honest But it was so helpful, many tips and tricks to use I also get the ability to understand that my ADHD is not just about my hyperactivity or my inability to pay attention but a This is one of a few books my doctor recommended me too read to help me with my understanding of ADHD and how it is effecting my life It was strangely unreal to read many sections of this book which felt like someone was following me around most of my life and jotting down notes for later, a little unnerving to be honest But it was so helpful, many tips and tricks to use I also get the ability to understand that my ADHD is not just about my hyperactivity or my inability to pay attention but a lot of different things all mashed up into one And it help me feel a little less scattered simply knowing that their are other women out there with similar situations and I am not alone with dealing with a lot of this While I m still figuring out how to deal with things, I am slowly working my way through the long list of books given to me But it makes me hopeful that I can manage this As a person who has ADHD, I found this book great Very helpful tips from someone who actually understands what ADHD is I got an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.