How to stay organised with ADHD

Posted on July 17, 2019

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is often thought as a disorder that only affects children, and particularly boys. Experts often struggle to receive diagnoses because ADHD tends to show up in different ways in women. Regardless of sex, ADHD in adults can create issues with focus, organisation, attention, impulse control, and following through on plans. Due to the gender divide in perceptions of ADHD, women often aren’t diagnosed with ADHD till into adulthood.

People who have been diagnosed with ADHD has described the condition as resulting in one being constantly scattered, unable to organise one’s thoughts with all tasks done last-minute, and never seem to have a logical order for accomplishing errands. This can affect one’s work as well where they have difficulty understanding others. Women who have been suffering with ADHD shares tips on how to better organise themselves.

Women have shared that a bullet journal will allow one to function better. It works as an official system which can adapt to your needs. It reminds them how and what to focus on, with everything broken down into manageable tasks, all in one place. This provides them with the structure essential for them to function, which is one of the main difficulties for those suffering with ADHD. Others have mentioned that focus requires a lot of regular exercises and caffeine for its stimulant properties.

Others have also started using the alarm clocks in their phones as an act of reminder to, for example, drink water, call their moms and follow up with business leads. They also take pictures of things wherever they go as photos make better retrieval cues.

Most people attribute their ability to live as normally to having friends and family who cares and understand, giving constant support and reminders which prompts them to be more organised. Others have suggested having a strict routine is important to them. This routine keeps them going without having to think much about it.

Category(s):Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development

Source material from Bustle