ADHD Resources – Books

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Personal Kanban – Mapping Work, Navigating Life 

by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry

My new personal favourite book… This is a big improvement on standard To Do lists for ADHD. Encouraging a kinaesthetic and flexible approach, this book helps you develop prioritising and reviewing skills and celebrates achievements.


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Think Productive

by Graham Alcott.

Graham has produced a series of resources on working and studying more effectively and email management etc. These are not specifically directed at people with ADHD but I use some of the principles discussed with many clients. If you are office-based you may find his work especially helpful.


Better than Before

by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen has written on a range of topics around well-being and habits- this book explores how we are motivated and how we can build better habits. Very different in style to James Clear, with some really good content.


Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

by Greg McKeown

The less you have to deal with, the easier life gets? It seems obvious, but people with ADHD find it challenging to turn down opportunities or stuff. This book might inspire you to live a simpler life.


Stuffocation – Living More with Less

by James Wallman

James explores the problem of ‘stuffocation’ and some possible solutions such as Minimalism. (Spoiler alert-  Minimalism isn’t the answer to our problems…)

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New Order – A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folk

by Fay Wolf

A book on how to get more organised. I’m not a big fan of books on organising (often overly complicated) but so far this is the only book I recommend to clients. (This is the US – and more sweary – version of the book I haven’t got around to writing yet!


Atomic Habits

by James Clear

I find James’ writing really ADHD-friendly – start by reading his online articles to see if he suits you.

James has a free newsletter with helpful thoughts on motivation and building habits (he’s a weight-trainer) and has recently published this book.

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Understanding Hoarding

by Jo Cooke

Jo is a colleague working with people with Hoarding Disorder (HD) and training professionals about HD. This is a great resource for anyone who is impacted by HD in some way. 

NOTE: having an overfull home doesn’t always mean you have HD.