It’s tough to focus on work during a time of personal crisis, with or without ADHD. Here’s how to stay productive when your mind is going around on a “What If…?!” hamster wheel.
Author: Bonnie Mincu
Do fidget spinners help ADHD adults to focus? In a way, yes…instead of fidgeting, they focus on the spinner. But how does that help ADHD?
Have you been embarrassed at not remembering what you’ve been told, or “mis-remembering” an appointment?
The problem isn’t your memory; it’s thinking you should be relying on memory in the first place.
With ADHD, we’re sometimes faulted for impulsiveness. But the ability to make GOOD decisions very quickly is actually an asset. Read how impulsive decision-making can work to your advantage.
When you report to a boss – and want to keep your job — the expectations of the organization can replace the need for motivation. But what do you do if there is no boss or deadline?
No, there’s NOT time for “one more thing!” What you think will take just two minutes is probably at least 10.
Download Free report: “11 Reasons for ADD / ADHD Lateness”
Waiting for the dentist? I did my most productive and focused work all week during 45 minutes on my laptop in the dentist’s waiting room.
In fact, in that short time I got much more done than I would have in my home office….
Anna knew that having so many talents and possibilities for her life – coupled with ADD — could be both a blessing and a curse. No matter which route she chose, she would feel that perhaps she should be taking a different direction.
The number of possibilities that you COULD do might be overwhelming. When you couple that with worry about what you SHOULD do, you can spend a long time doing nothing.
Mini-Training Video #2: “What Triggers You?”
Many people with ADD / ADHD become overwhelmed when having to deal with information in a modality that is awkward for them. It’s hard to focus on a lecture if you’re a “visual” person, or to learn from reading a dense manual if you require hands-on practice….
Mini-training video #1: How to Stop ADHD Overwhelm
There’s no one-size-fits-all techniques for breaking through overwhelm. The solutions that will work for you must be based on the cause of your overwhelmed feeling, in that moment. And it may have resulted from a different kind of difficulty that came first. Is your overwhelm the chicken… or the egg?….