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!

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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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. 😊

My planning approach looks like this:

  • A paper planner for daily planning and a digital calendar for mapping out the weeks and months ahead.
    • Writing out the day’s schedule helps me recommit to my projects and tasks while reminding me of what’s most important each day.
    • Weekly and monthly digital planning make it easy to reference coaching calls and appointments on my phone wherever I am. 
  • Evernote and Todoist help me collect my projects and break them down into simple, manageable steps that I confidently know I can complete.

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

Daily Time Blocking Planner (Undated)
Panda Planner: Monthly, Weekly, Daily (Undated)

Electronic Planning

todoist
Todoist: Task Management (Get 2 months free using this link)
images
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
Thriving With Adult ADHD by Phil Boissiere

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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