When I adopted a pair of twins, one of the first things that struck me was how many doctor's appointments they needed to go to. As we took them to all of their baby well-checks, I realised that these appointments were designed to find and address issues early before they caused other problems. Fortunately, our family paediatrician found a few critical problems that we were able to resolve head-on, and it was immensely helpful. Check out this blog for information about health care, preventative care, and helping your child to enjoy a better life. I know that some of these tips helped me, and I know that they can help you too.
If you have had ADD when you were a child and now have it as an adult (or were recently diagnosed with it as an adult) you might be at a loss as to what to do. You might know that you have a hard time paying attention, prioritizing tasks, or other utilizing organizational skills that require focus. You might know that your difficulties will make it hard for you to work as well as you could or interact with other people as easily as others do. However, you might be at a loss as to how to cope. Here are some tips for making sure that you are able to cope and are successful as an adult with ADD.
1. Use the Technology Available to You
Many people with ADD find themselves losing things frequently. This can be frustrating, especially for important items such as your keys, phone, and wallet. You might get mad at yourself and beat yourself up, wasting mental energy, whenever you lose something. Don't get mad. Get smart. Invest in the technology that people have developed to help other people keep track of their things. There are small, sticky tabs that you can put in your wallet and keys that send out a signal that you can track with your smartphone. Turn on a tracking app on your phone so that if you lose it, you can find it again using your computer.
If you find that you forget tasks, get an app on your phone or tablet where you religiously record everything that you have to do and the deadline by which you have to do it. Have an alarm go off whenever that task is an hour away from being due. This will help keep you on track.
Don't consider using technology as a weakness. Consider it to be a tool, in the same way that builders use tools to build skyscrapers that couldn't be build by hand.
2. Make Your Open Office More ADD-Friendly
If you work in a modern office, there is an excellent chance that you are working in an open office, which has a lot of noise and distractions that could keep you from working. Make the office work for you by customizing your space. Get to the office early to snag a desk in the corner, and pull around whiteboards to make a makeshift mini office. Use noise-cancelling headphones. Do whatever you can to limit distractions so that you can be successful.
For more information, talk to a company, like Clinical Services, that specializes in adult ADD treatment.Share
6 December 2016