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Challenges of Having Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Back to the Positives of having Adult Attention Deficit Disorder




26 challenges of Having Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

4 ways to Deal with the Challenges of Attention Deficit Disorder

62 Specific examples of how to deal with the challenges of Attention Deficit Disorder


26 challenges of Having Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Blurting things out
Clutter-physical leading to mental and emotional
Emotional self-flagellation
Forgetting things
Getting lost
Hypersensitivity in relationships
Impatient, impulsive, distractive
Lacking attention/ wandering mind
Losing concentration during conversation
Losing things
Negative self-talk
Never finishes jobs
Often occupied with self or easily distracted so difficult to maintaining Concentration
Organizational problems
Over talkative
Time management
Unfocused, disorganized, forgetful

Want some practical help in dealing with these ADHD challenges? Have a look at some of the ADHD related problems I help my Adult ADHD coaching clients solve



4 Ways to Deal with the Challenges of Attention Deficit Disorder

Four possible ways to deal with the negative aspects/challenges of ADD

1. Deal with the problems yourself

2. Delegate the problem

3. Ignore it AND fully be aware of AND own the consequences of ignoring it

4. Partner with someone to assist you in dealing with the challenge. I.e. hire an Adult ADHD coach, therapist, professional organizer, friend, family member, work colleague etc.



62 Specific examples of how to deal with the challenges of Attention Deficit Disorder

Analyze the situation
Ask for feedback
Be somewhat vigilant – try not to go overboard
Brain storming, being visual
Break down into tasks and schedule time
Calm down
Carry a map
Cheery things help.
Day timer – write down what needs to be done and when needs to be done
Double check directions
Emotional alchemy
Exercise always helps.
Give another reminder – on door, bed, and chair before going out
Go to course offered by Paul Talbot clear the clutter
Have a list
Have someone call to, remind me to go, or to say how long it takes to travel to a Place.
Have two garbage bags #1 keeping #2 not keeping start sorting!
Hire an adult ADHD coach
Hire a clutter consultants (delegate)
I need an assistant but not a pushy, driving type.
I need to stay calm to keep moving to get ready for appointments.
Invisible clock
Learning to listen to your wife
Leave early
Let people know the challenge and to try let them know what will help (not to Interrupt).
Let them know when you’ve lost your train of thought
Listen (don’t judge)
Listen (not wait to talk, truly listen)
Listen and make people feel they are heard (non-verbal communicator)
Listening, not judging, not getting bored
Make sure to turn off all other distractions.
Make a list of things to be done and when
Minimize distraction
Music helps.
Organize projects, plans, ideas
Organizing and removing clutter
Pause, check in with self before speaking
Plan conversation, topics during meeting
Plan out subjects/goal for conversation
Remove distractions
Schedule in rewards/fun
Schedule what you need to do and when you need to do it
Set clocks fast
Slow down
Start with one thing at a time
Stop, pause, breath, act.
Supplements also help; they're natural and nutritional.
Talk about adhd so others can become better informed
Tell yourself to wait without interrupting
The invisible clock.
Tie string to hand
Try medication
Use day timer
Use rewards when getting goals
Using calendar and getting in habit of checking it regularly
Yoga classes

Want some help to put these ideas into action? Try a free 30- minute sample session of adult ADHD coaching




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