Living with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), can be challenging. Learning strategies to manage your symptoms can significantly improve your quality of life. Here are some tips that may assist in this journey towards understanding and coping with ADD.
Create A Routine And Stick To It
This will help you feel more organized, which is important for keeping your day organized as well as getting through the day without feeling overwhelmed by your symptoms.
Decide what you want to accomplish for each day and then plan out how you’re going to accomplish it. This will give you something concrete to work toward and make sure that nothing gets left undone or forgotten on your list of things to do or tasks.”
In order to live with ADD, you need to ensure that your house is organized and clutter-freeaccording to : Dr Michael Vivian. The inability to pay attention can lead to you losing things or forgetting where you put them. This can be frustrating for all those around you who depend on you for tasks like cleaning the house or paying bills on time.
The key is to create an efficient system for structuring your space so that everything has its place and it’s easy for you to find what you need at any given moment! You don’t want to be stuck rummaging through drawers and closets when suddenly an urgent phone call comes in from work; instead, just grab whatever is closest by and go! If something goes missing during this time period (or even if nothing goes missing), simply re-organize and repeat until things start getting back into shape again.
The key is to not just eat when you’re hungry—and don’t skip meals if a particular time of day makes it easier for you to concentrate. Instead, prepare your meals ahead of time and store them in containers that are easy to access throughout the day. This way, even if you get distracted by something else, you’ll still be able to eat something healthy and replenish your energy levels.
If possible, try to avoid eating carbohydrates (such as bread) at mealtimes. Instead, choose foods high in protein and fiber (such as chicken or tuna), which will help keep blood sugar levels stable throughout the day so that your brain doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with its demands for glucose (sugar).
It’s important for people with ADHD to engage in physical activity every day, even if it only takes a few minutes at a time, says Dr Michael Vivian. Studies have shown that regular exercise has been shown to reduce symptoms of ADHD by up to 30%.
The use of medication can be beneficial for those who have ADHD due to the fact that they help to control hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. This will allow the individual to focus on the task at hand rather than their inner thoughts which can lead them into trouble causing them not being able to complete tasks.
I hope this post will help the ADHD community and people who suffer from ADD understand what life is like with this disorder, and that they will learn things to make their lives easier.