ADHD affects you mentally, emotionally and physically. It causes your mind to work more than it should in ways that it shouldn’t. This contributes to problems such as impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Unfortunately, people are quick to pass judgement and will categorize you as something you’re not. Although their opinion can sting immensely and diminish self esteem, you can be the entrepreneur you dare to be. More importantly, you can reach the pinnacle of success and never again succumb to the pressure you face in your professional life. Just simply heed the following tips.
Success is Within Your Grasp
For starters, try a little seclusion. Instead of working amid others in some cubicle, find a quiet area where you’ll less likely be distracted. If you have to be in a group, work with those who are well organized and goal oriented; they can help you to remain focused.
One of your biggest challenges will be to remember key dates and essential information. Thus, it’s wise to get in the habit of carrying a planner that has a calendar because if you do, you can lay out your daily activities, take notes and record new tasks. Also, use your cell phone, your computer or any device that can send electronic reminders to you automatically.
With your tendency to get easily distracted and become disengaged, you should do tasks according to a schedule. Spontaneously checking emails and so forth will interrupt your flow and prevent you from handling other responsibilities. You should set realistic goals, not lofty ones.
ADHD affects your ability to multitask and be efficient at the same time. For that reason, don’t attempt to do all your assignments in a single session, but instead tackle one task at a time. Take a break between assignments, and once you complete them all, be sure to reward yourself.
As much as you can, allow an assistant to handle the small details in the projects you have to complete. This will help you to free up some time, so you can tend to other matters. Moreover, every chance you get, put in the effort to improve not only your concentration but also your interpersonal skills and your ability to relax despite the circumstances. Understand that it’s always a plus when you can remain active and engaged. Get up and walk around at least once every hour.
ADHD is a difficult condition to manage, but as you implement the tips in this article, your chances of being successful increase immensely. What’s more, your employer will be more inclined to trust you with working on bigger and more important projects.
About the Author
Gillian Spencer, author of Best Psychology Degrees, has worked with many adult ADHD sufferers in her 20 year career as a psychotherapist and wholeheartedly believes they have the ability to be successful in all of their personal and professional endeavors.