When you are an adult with ADHD, you might find certain tasks or activities difficult to get through in a timely manner. Luckily, because you are an adult, you likely have coping mechanisms to manage your ADHD and ensure that, despite any troubles that you might have, you are still able to get the job done. Here are some additional tips for managing your ADHD.
1. Use Color Coded Lists if Your Are Visually Oriented
Many people who have ADHD are visually oriented. If you find yourself often distracted by visual stimulus, you might also be visually oriented. In order to capitalize on this knowledge about yourself, whenever you make lists or do anything else on paper to help you keep track of tasks, make sure that you color-code everything. Color code based on importance. Color code based on related tasks. Color code based on deadlines. It doesn't matter what your system is as long as it is visually stimulating enough to keep you focused and on track.
If you work on a team, explain your issues to your coworkers and get them to use task planning and management software that allows for color coding. Color coding tends to help more than just people with ADHD and doesn't take too much time so there is a good chance that people would be more than happy to help you out with this.
2. Take the Time to Prioritize
If you find yourself focusing on whatever task is closest when you are stressed out, take a deep breath and set aside some time, before you do anything else, to make a task list and prioritize it. This will allow you to avoid spending too much time on tasks that don't matter and ensure that you get the important tasks done.
3. Make Your Environment Work for You
If you have a hard time working in a dead-quiet office and tend to make noises or do other activities that aren't work just to keep yourself distracted, take your laptop and go to a crowded coffeeshop so that the coffeeshop can create these background distractions for you. If you have a really hard time working in a noisy environment and your office has an open-office plan, purchase a good set of noise-canceling headphones and hang up dividers around your desk to give you some privacy. Your company will want you to be as productive as possible and will likely not mind you making the effort to make your space work for you.
For more information, talk to a company like Progressive Growth Coaching that specializes in ADHD coaching.
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