Manage ADD and ADHD in the workplace

ADD will definitely have a negative impact on your work and life.

You may not be able to remember information, manage time, organize and prioritize, eliminate distractions, and just start tasks. You may have a hard time figuring out what is important, and get stuck in irrelevant details. You may find that the deadline seems to pass quickly, or just planning a day is difficult.

Tips for using and surrounding your ADD

ADHD does not have to be restricted. Adults with ADHD can lead productive, fulfilling and successful lives. As we all know, some of our greatest business leaders, scientists, composers, and artists suffer from ADHD. They focus on their areas of strength rather than problems, and they use simple strategies to manage ADHD.

How do you manage ADHD to succeed in the workplace? Here are some tips for confronting these attention problems.

  1. If you have an office job, please apply for a private office job and close the door during work to eliminate distractions. If you cannot have a private office, ask for a cubicle away from the hustle and bustle of the main work area.
  2. Keep the work area clean and tidy. Specify locations for pencils, paper, calendars, and daily planners.
  3. Use “white noise”, earplugs, or headphones with other soothing sounds to cover up distracting work sounds in the office.
  4. Rest often. Plan them in your day. Walk to the drinking fountain to fetch water, go to the bathroom, and then take a rest on the stairs. Leave the office during lunch break and enjoy a refreshing walk.
  5. Try to have uninterrupted time blocks during the day. Set your phone to automatically send voice mail to avoid distracting you while you are working on other tasks. Set a time of day to check messages. Write down all the news.
  6. Carry a notepad with you during the day and write down any information you need to remember. Post-it notes are also great for reminders. Try a dry erase board.
  7. Avoid over-arranging your day. Schedule extra time in casework tasks or meetings that are longer than expected.
  8. During the meeting, you can hold something to keep them busy.
  9. Use the calendar.
  10. Make a checklist and check the items when you complete the checklist.
  11. Break the work into smaller, more manageable pieces.
  12. Give yourself a small reward for completing the task.
  13. Go to work earlier or later so that you can work when you are not so busy and busy.
  14. Ask a colleague to send you information in writing or email so that you can better track it.
  15. Set your watch to beep five minutes before the meeting to avoid forgetting.


Manage ADD and ADHD in the workplace
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