Adults with ADHD have to manage their life and their environment according to their disease. This doesn’t mean that you let it stand in the way of your work success! Procrastination is common in the workplace but for ADHD patients, it can be a daily battle. Yes, ADHD does come with its own set of problems but here are some ways you can implement to control them.
Communication is important
Workplace or not, communication is the first step to doing your work right. With ADHD make sure that you have all the instructions written down carefully so you don’t forget them. Better still, write them on a post-it and stick it to your computer so that it reminds you of the task at hand. Don’t overwork yourself and always ask for doable deadlines. This will help you submit projects on time rather than be late for every task.
Procrastination is the enemy
With ADHD, your mind will go into a lull and stop you from progressing. Many times, you will stop in your path and do something else or simply laze around. At other times, perfectionism becomes the culprit. You didn’t need to make it flawless. You need it done! Figure out ways to make your task simple and easy so that you are done before you start thinking about other things.
Another thing that can get out of hand is your conversations on the phone. One thing leads to another and before you know it, you have talked for 2 hours straight, losing time that you could be spending on your work. One way is to open a call with a time limit. So that the other person knows you are in a hurry and hangs up soon.
Time management help
Another way that you can make things work is by introducing yourself to a time management system. The system will notify you at intervals so that you are up to the task. New alerts can also help you move on through the different projects of the day so that you keep progressing.
Of course, you do need to address the disease as well. Therapy for ADHD can result in a significant improvement that shifts you towards a normal life. At NorCal ADHD we aim to treat individual patients so that their need and fears are addressed. This will help you progress through the different stages at work and in life, much more easily.Go To Episode 1