Inside the mind of an undiagnosed person with ADD


ADD

The famous attention deficit disorder, this term is ubiquitous these days, but now, we can find tools to help us and also better understand ourselves thanks to the Internet. I haven't had a diagnostic test yet, but I'm sure I have it. It's not easy to follow me, besides, sometimes I exhaust myself, does that happen to you too?

The reality is that my imagination allows me to design products, as you know. What you may not know is that after the Minizzz, I have four more product ideas in my head, and they're haunting me. My biggest problem is maintaining my focus and getting organized, which is why it's important to surround myself with good people and get my days in order. For example, I may be talking on the phone with my clients and notice that my office is a mess, so presto! I start cleaning, and two hours later, I'm completely distracted. The positive side is that it is clean, but the negative side is that my tasks are not completed.

I discovered some little tricks that help me a lot, and since my health has deteriorated in the last few days, I decided to be more diligent and document my routines for 21 days.

For what ? Why not ? I'm not doing it for you, but for me. It's proven that when we share and write down what we need to do, we're more likely to get it done. You will become my point of reference. In the meantime, I'm going to share some tricks that you might find useful as well.

  1. Establish a routine: Maintaining a regular routine can help reduce distractions and promote focus. I noticed that getting up earlier helped me a lot and I totally broke the habit. Schedule specific times for activities like workout, chores, work chores.

  2. Use visual reminders: Use visual reminders such as post-its, to-do lists, or a calendar to remind you of important things to do.

  3. Eliminate distractions: Create an environment conducive to concentration by eliminating unnecessary distractions. Turn off the TV, put your phone on silent, and find a quiet place to work.

  4. Break tasks down into small steps: Break complex tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps. This will make tasks easier to tackle and keep you focused.

  5. Use time management techniques: Use techniques such as the Pomodoro method, which involves working for short periods of time (eg, 25 minutes) followed by short breaks (eg, 5 minutes). It can help you stay focused and productive.

  6. Take regular breaks: Take regular breaks to rest and relax. Let your mind rest before embarking on a new task.

  7. Use organizational tools: Use digital organizational tools such as task management apps or electronic organizers to help you organize your daily activities and track your progress.

  8. Involve visual and kinesthetic aids: Use visual aids, such as diagrams or charts, to better understand and organize information. Involving movement and action can also help sustain attention, for example, by taking notes by hand during meetings or lessons. Hence the fact that I decided to write to help me.

  9. Seek support: Talk to people you trust about your difficulties, such as a medical professional or therapist who specializes in ADD. They can provide you with additional advice and support tailored to your needs.

  10. Take care of yourself: Good nutrition, regular physical activity and adequate sleep are important for maintaining good mental and physical health. Be sure to take care of yourself holistically. This number in my case should be my number 1! It changes everything for me, my morale and my productivity. So boom! For 21 days.