March is National Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Month. Many of my clients have ADD or ADD like symptoms. This month Peggy Barber of Good Thinking shares tools and techniques you can use when you feel distracted. Although her tips are for those with ADD, it can be helpful for anyone dealing with distractions in their office. 

Margo Brown
Productivity Coach

It’s a busy world we live in. There are so many things to distract us from what we need to be doing. A lot of people comment that “everyone has ADD.”  This is definitely not true. Many of us with the diagnosis wish everyone did. How different things would be! We would never be misunderstood or thought of as flaky, selfish or careless.

Email is like snail mail. You’re not running to your mailbox every hour so why are you checking email all the time?  

Recently, I had a client who was frustrated about managing their email. How could they get through it all? How could they manage all the email coming at them? When asking how many were there on a daily basis, the answer was fifty or so. Okay, that’s not the worst I’ve seen. Totally doable. Here are some tips on ways you can manage your email inbox.

You may be still trying to finalize your goals. In our last blog, we discussed making your goals SMARTER. The SMART(ER) acronym is more commonly used when setting up goals. A less common acronym that can help you accomplish goals and keep you on track is CLEAR. You want to make your goals SMARTER and CLEAR.

CLEAR stands for Collaborative, Limited in scope and duration, Emotionally Connected, Appreciable-smaller actions, Reevaluated. Let’s take a deeper look.

At this point in the year, you may already have your goals complete. You may have even used the SMART acronym to help create them:

Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Relevant

Time bound

You can take it further, as using SMART doesn't lend itself to helping you achieve your goals.

                                                                                                                                                              How do you get them SMART-ER?