If you are in a position where you are consistently asked to help out, get into the habit of always taking 24 hours before making a commitment. This will give you the opportunity to think about if you have the time and interest in the activity. Learn to say “no” to tasks that you do not have the time.
Streamline your life by deciding what is important to you and what tasks, projects and activities will help you realize your goals. Use a priority system to determine what you will become involved in and what you are able to do. Say “no” to all other requests.
There are many technology tools to help with scheduling, including home computers, PDAs, cell phones and online organizational tools. Some adults with ADD/ADHD use a coach to help them gain organization in their lives. Whatever method you choose, incorporate it so that it becomes part of your daily routine to give it the most chance of working to improve your life.