Top ADHD Resources

Welcome, friend!

I’m so glad you stopped by. Below you will find my favorite resources for managing time, organizing schedules, staying focused, and getting things done. I use these tools daily and find them incredibly useful for staying on track. I hope you do, too!

Paula's Favorite ADHD Resources:

Please note: Some of the below resources have affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you purchase through them. I only recommend products that I love and use personally. If you have any questions about a particular resource, please reach out!

IBBA Planning System & Journals

Access my signature I’m Busy Being Awesome planning system and Count Your Wins Journal, which are both designed to help you work with your brain to increase focus, clarify your priorities, and follow through on what matters most to you. 

Purchase the official I’m Busy Being Awesome Planning System here!

*Bonus: Inside the planner, you’ll access the link to a free 5-part training, which walks you step-by-step through the planning process. 

Purchase Count Your Wins: Creating Momentum Toward Your Goals here!

*Podcast: Be sure to listen to episode 136 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, which explores the power of counting your wins each day.

Download the free PDF version of the Count Your Wins journal here!

*Podcast: Be sure to listen to episode 136 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast, which explores the power of counting your wins each day.

Free Trainings & Resources

This website is full of free resources, which I’ve created specifically with the ADHDer in mind. Whether you learn best from free trainings, email challenges, ebooks, or podcasts, I have you covered. This section contains some of the most popular resources among the busy-awesome community, and if you’re looking for something specific or have a new idea to suggest, send me a DM over on Instagram. I’d love to hear from you!

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VIP Resource Library

Time Management

As ADHDers, many of us deal with Time Blindness, which means we struggle to recognize passing time. Because of this, we may not know how long tasks take, how much time has elapsed, or what we can accomplish within set periods. By tracking your time and using timers, you increase your awareness of passing time so you can use your valuable hours each day with intention.

Learn more about time blindness and managing your time on episode 113 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast here!

Tracking

Free Time Blocking & Tracking Templates
Toggl Time Tracking Online Platform
Timular Time Tracker

Timers

Visual Timer & Clock
Timer
Time Cube
Hour Glass Timer

Planning

Both paper and digital calendars are powerful tools for planning your day. Whichever option you prefer is great; I encourage you to use the best approach for you and your lifestyle. The important thing is to choose one system and stick with it. The best calendar is the one that you use. 😊

I’ve designed my own I’m Busy Being Awesome planner and system, which I use myself and with my clients. 

  • The I’m Busy Being Awesome Planning System includes paper planning for monthly, weekly, and daily schedules.
  • I combine this with a digital calendar to keep track of client calls, Zoom meetings, appointments, etc.  
  • I also use Evernote to help me collect my ideas into one central place. 

Want more strategies to plan your day? Learn how to create a time budget in episodes 93 and 94 of the I’m Busy Being Awesome podcast.

Paper Planners

Purchase the official I’m Busy Being Awesome Planning System here!

*Bonus: Inside the planner, you’ll access the link to a free 5-part training, which walks you step-by-step through the planning process. 

Daily Time Blocking Planner

*Note: Prior to creating my planning system, I used this daily time blocking planner. It is effective and provides lots of room to write. This is a great alternative if you’re looking for a simple daily system.

Electronic Planning

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Evernote: Comprehensive Note Taking App
Google Calendar (Combined with Google Tasks)
Google Tasks (Combined with Google Calendar)

Focus & Fidgets

It’s no secret that as ADHDers, we often lose our focus. Fortunately, there are ways we can support ourselves to reduce distraction, maintain concentration, and get back on track when our attention wanders. 

Below you will find my standing desk setup, which helps me reduce my restlessness by allowing freedom of movement. Additionally, you will find my favorite fidgets that I always have on hand.

You will also find powerful tools to help eliminate aural, visual, and mental distractions that pull you from your work.

And if you want more strategies to eliminate distractions and get focused, be sure to check out my free training here!

My current desk setup (pictured): standing desk, adjustable stool, analog clock timer, Timular tracker, and worry stone. (Not pictured: topo comfort mat for standing.)

Desk Setup

Standing Desk
Adjustable Stool for Standing Desk
Topo Comfort Mat

Focus

Scientifically designed music to stay focused (Use link for one month free)
Freedom: App & website blocker for both phone and computer (Use link for free trial)
Favorite Disc Bound Notebook : Capture Distracting Thoughts

Fidgets

Fidgetland: Small and not distracting for others around you
fidget cube
Infinity Cube: Great to use while reading or similar focused work
worry stone
Worry Stone: Smooth, small, and fits in your pocket. Grounding.

Important Books

ADHD Books

ADHD 2.0 by Edward Hallowell & John Ratey
Women With ADHD by Sari Solden & Michelle Frank
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell Barkley
Your Brain's Not Broken by Tamara Rosier

Other Must Reads for the ADHD Brain

Atomic Habits authored by James Clear
Burnout authored by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski
The Gifts of Imperfection authored by Brene Brown
The One Thing authored by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

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