While you can’t tell from the outside looking in, experience may have told you that the ADHD brain doesn’t work the same way as the typical brain.
With a different operating system, ADDers do best when they find non-typical ways to get to their goals.
Take a moment and think about where and how you work. Step back and survey your situation to really look and see what is already working and what changes would better serve you.
Here are some questions to ask.
How is your workspace set up? Do you need less distractions around your computer screen? Would reminders and to-do lists work better if they pop up on your phone or computer? Are there enough flat surfaces? Would a desktop sorter help keep the things you refer to nearby and visual?
How do you work? Could a reminder help you to step away from what you are doing every now and then to clear your head? What noises in the environment distract you? Would some white noise help you concentrate? Do you make timelines for projects? How do you keep track of what is most important?
How do find the information that you need? Would binders and checklists be your style or would searching digitally serve you better? Would it help to file by topic, project or date instead of alphabetically? What needs to be right out in front of you everyday and what can you put away?
The key is to find the right systems for your brain. Don’t give up until you find something that DOES work, not something that merely SHOULD work. With that support, you can focus on what your brain does well.
The disabled runner with titanium prosthetic limbs and the elderly person with a walker have found a way to get from point A to point B, and so can you!
If you can’t have the brain you want, love the brain you’re with
If you would like some help figuring out how to work with your brain let me know, Mindy@YourLife-PlanB.com
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