Time management is hard and ADHD makes it harder

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By Luke Araujo | Personal editor

Time like an adult is like water in a desert. If found, it must be planned and rationed accordingly. Yes you are beautiful pay no attention, the allure of his thirst-quenching nature can lead to taking everything at once.

My experience with AHDD is like swallow a canteen full of water, then digging my fingernails into the sand desperately searching for more. I expect to this out of 6.1 million children diagnosed with the disorder, as of 2016 there are many who have struggled like me. As a result of this struggle, I wrote my own staff survival guide for managing my time in adult life — the one I would like to share with you.

A vital lesson i learned ADHD is that it makes simply doing anything a much more taxing experience. It can be something as simple as getting out of bed, brushingcomb your hair or check your e-mails. Time spent working on these basic necessary actions burns up the day and makes time management in the future even more difficult.

To improve my efficiency, I establish consistent routines. In the morning I check my phone, get out bed and get dressed for the day. Before leaving, I pack my bag, brush my teeth and brush my hair. When I started doing it consistently, it became natural, and the fear I felt at the idea of ​​doing all these things began to dissipate individually.

One thing I still struggle with manages deadlines and assignments so as not to be overwhelmed. However, I have find that when I look in front of me program of the week and note the most important obstacles, I better understand how to organize my day. This may seem obvious to some, but I having met several people who find it difficult to commit routine. If you are one of those people, I want you to know that it’s worth it.

What I want to emphasize is that organization and planning trumps everything else. ADHD can make life Strongerbut a good dose of anticipation makes it possible to attenuate the difficulty of carrying out task in the future. With a disorder like ADHD, it’s imperative that you be proactive with what you’re struggling with rather than confronting your struggle. the moment he appears.

To you, the reader, I wish you the best of luck for the year. Whether you are new to campus or about to graduate, I hope the best for you. — ADHD or not. But just as important, I hope any reader with ADHD knows there are people out there who get it. Don’t let yourself be defined. Instead ofdo your best to define what this means to you.

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