ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder, affects children more often than adults, but the condition affects people in all age brackets. If you are an adult living with ADD, the following tips can make days a little bit easier.
· A mental health provider can help you better manage the signs and symptoms of ADD. Medication serves as the most common treatment but it is not the sole option. Most people need a combination of treatment to successfully live with ADD.
· Use apps and day planners to help you remember the thing that you need to do during the day. They’re both free apps and those that cost a couple bucks but they make life easy. If you prefer non-digital, planners work awesomely.
· Stop procrastinating. It is a bad quality for anyone to have but worsens when ADD affects life. Do what needs to be done now and you don’t worry later that it is not yet done.
· A Lot more time for a project than you think that you will need. This gives you time to account for distractions that may take attention away from the project for short periods.
· Use timers. They’re inexpensive and can make sure you stay on task, no matter what the agenda holds for you to do for the day.
· Prioritize tasks and take care of the most important things first. This way, you get done what needs to be done without added stress and worry.
· Set up a budget. Whether you do this yourself or with professional help, creating a budget can resolve a lot of financial concerns and worries, which is something that hurts people with ADD.