Posted by: Ellen Hankes | June 1, 2009

Put Your Senses to Work to Get Organized

Sense of TOuch Can Help Focus
Sense of Touch Can Help Focus

What energizes you? Many keep visually interesting screen savers on their computer. Some work best to certain kinds of music. Aromatherapy applications have expanded in recent years.

We have observed small children clutching the special silky binding of a tattered blanket. Some individuals are always tapping toes or clicking a pens.
These are all ways we stimulate our senses. While this behavior can be annoying to others, it may be useful to a person in accomplishing tasks. Dr. Roland Rotz and Sarah D. Wright detail sensory strategies in Fidget to Focus  Outwith Your Boredom: Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD.
While Fidget to Focus was written with the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (referred to as ADHD or ADD) population, there are many useful suggestions in the book for just about anyone.
What types of sensory stimulation help you to get organized or get started on difficult tasks?
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