What’s Your Executive Function Style?

Being successful at organizing may mean having functional, beautiful, orderly space to you, but to many of my clients, success has more to do with tapping into their Executive Function style and strengths than just making a space more organized and functional, or look pretty.  What’s Executive Functioning?  What’s your Executive Function style?  And how do you know how to harness the EF skills in order to get to where you want to go?

Executive Function is often described like the management side of the brain.  It’s a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things.

Executive function and self-regulation skills depend on three types of brain function: working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control. These functions are highly interrelated and the successful application of executive function skills requires them to operate in coordination with each other.

What the heck does this have to do with organizing anyway?  A whole bunch. Executive functions help you manage life tasks of all types. For example, executive functions let you organize a trip, a research project, or a paper for school. Often, when we think of problems with executive functioning, we think of disorganization. However, organization is only one of these important skills.

What are some of the Executive Function skills that help you become organized?

Below are some of the EF skills.  Determine which one(s) are your strongest skill set?  Do certain ones resonate with you?  Which ones are your style or which do you use to get things done?  Which ones do you need help with because they get in the way of you accomplishing your goals?

  1. Adaptable Thinking/Problem Solving
  2. Planning
  3. Self-Monitoring
  4. Self-Control
  5. Working Memory
  6. Time Management
  7. Organization

When you are ready to harness your strengths and challenge the behaviors getting in the way, you are ready for An Organized Life.

What do you want to accomplish?

  • Organize work, home & office
  • Make completing tasks easier
  • Eliminate procrastination and perfectionism
  • Create systems and routines to eliminate confusion
  • Develop a calendar system to stay on track
  • Stop missing appointments and start being on time
  • Create filing systems for paper and electronic files
  • Complete projects and meet deadlines
  • Successfully juggle work, family and personal schedules
  • Achieve your personal and professional goals
  • Feel great about your accomplishments

How we work:

We help those with ADD/ADHD, executive functioning challenges and other brain related disorders learn how to manage these challenges and improve executive function skills. As an Organizational & Productivity Coach, I help you get to the root of the problem of why you can’t get and stay organized. Together, we learn more about your strengths, build upon what you do well, and develop new, supportive strategies to create a more productive, sustainable skill set.

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