Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that makes it difficult to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. ADHD can also cause restlessness, and although its symptoms commonly surface during childhood, it can continue throughout adolescence and adulthood too.
As a leading provider of telemental health services in New Jersey, our team at Pearl Behavioral Health will relay effective tips for managing adult ADHD.
- Develop and maintain organizational habits
Organizing your home or office space can be challenging due to inattention and distractibility. To counter this, start with categorizing items and determining which ones you can keep on display and which ones to store. Develop the habit of creating lists to help maintain organizational skills and incorporate them into your daily routine.
- Create a priority list
Impulsiveness can cause you to jump from one subject to another, making it harder to accomplish different tasks. When working on a large project, you can prevent feeling overwhelmed by creating a priority list. Decide which task to tackle first, remember to accomplish one task at a time, and do your best to stay on track.
- Learn to say no
One aspect of mental health is acknowledging when there’s a need to say no and that it’s ok to do so. Impulsiveness may at times cause you to agree to too many social engagements or work projects. However, committing to too many things at once can cause you to feel overwhelmed and may even affect the quality of your output. Doing so also helps you lead a healthier lifestyle.