May 16, 2022

I’ve been improving my editing skills by reading books on how to edit. Then using the techniques I learned, bybputting them into practice.

It has been difficult. I’m learning to see my manuscript in my readers’ eyes and using these techniques that I’ve never used before. It can be very overwhelming and very discouraging. Sometimes, I just wanna walk away.

I’m committed.

When I get discouraged or overwhelmed that is when the ADD kicks in and I become very easily distracted by different things. That can be such a frustrating experience.

So how do I deal with the frustration? I take a short break, work on another project, or provide time for my mind to rest, allowing my creative juices to rejuvenate.

I am making a lot of progress on my manuscript and I see it coming together in the way that I want.

Sunday Talk with Alexandra Mars (April 17, 2022)

I have three topics that I will be discussing: In the first segment, I will be talking about an article, the second segment I will talk about my hot water heater ordeal, and the third segment what is going on in China?

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Sunday-Talk-with-Alexandra-Mars-April-17–2022-e1h9a6r

April 12, 2022

In the most recent episode of my podcast, I will be discussing ADD and cleaning, what happened at my last infusion appointment, and my manuscript.

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Monday-Talk-with-Alexandra-Mars-April-11–2022-e1h3145

Sunday Talk with Alexandra Mars (March 13, 2022)

I will be giving an update about my recovery, discussing exercise and rheumatoid arthritis. I will be talking about decluttering and organizing, and what I have learned.

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Sunday-Talk-with-Alexandra-Mars-March-13–2022-e1fln1m

Tips for organizing with ADHD/ADD

Tips for organizing with ADHD/ADD

• Wear comfortable clothes.

• Limit your distractions like your cellphone and staying off of social media..

• What is your purpose for the space?

• When cleaning or purging items, prepare yourself that you are making a bigger mess to downsize.

• Giving yourself enough time to complete your task.

• Allowing enough breaks to avoid being overwhelmed by decisions.

• Make sure you have a plan for your meals for your cleaning day.

• Have a deadline when you want to finish your task. Procrastination is a hindrance and prevents you from finishing.

• Having four categories: Trash, Donate, Keep, and I don’t know. “I don’t know pile” is for items you can’t make a quick decision on. So, you don’t get overwhelmed and get distracted. When cleaning is done, start looking at those items and determine what category they belong to. Once the stress of cleaning is gone, you will have an easier time deciding.

Wednesday’s Topic: ADHD and Organization Skills

I will be giving tips on how to support someone with ADHD when organizing. And I will be giving tips about organizing for people who have ADHD.

Here’s the link below:

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Wednesdays-Topic-Organization-skillsADHD-e1eggii