ADHD Quote of the Week
(Managing) ADHD is not about knowing what to do, but about doing what one knows.
Finding a job is always stressful, but those with ADHD tend to be put in the situation of needing to find a job more often than others. This week, we have a few resources that might help you if you are in the position where you need to find a job, and you want this job hunt to be more successful than the last.
There are jobs out there that are made for everyone, but when you have ADHD it can help to have an idea of what jobs may (or may not) be right for you. Reading these two lists may help you locate a job you love, or stay away from a job that simply isn’t right for your working style. Read them yourself and decide.
When you do get into a job interview, you’ll most likely be faced with one of the most difficult questions for anyone to answer: “What is your current salary?”. For many people with ADHD, limited impulse control can make it hard to resist answering this question, because it can feel like the choice to answer (or not answer) is a deal breaker for employers. This post will give you the tools to answer that question in a professional manner, and to put yourself in the best position to succeed in any interview.
Quote of the Week
“People with ADHD know what to do, but they can’t do what they know.”
– Dr. Russell Barkley
Do you know what to do, but are having trouble actually getting things done? Here are three links that you should read right now to start off your week on the right foot.
This article by the Huffington Post is paraphrasing a study done by Danish researchers, showing that anyone with ADHD has a distinctly different brain makeup than someone without ADHD. If you’re like me, and you regularly struggle with the idea that your brain works differently than others around you, then this article will serve as a good reminder that ADHD isn’t just about you being lazy or unmotivated. You need to find a framework that works for your brain chemistry, and you should’t feel discouraged if you try and fail a few times, because most of the tips written for the masses are not meant for someone with ADHD.
The Bullet Journal is a great way for ADHD adults to manage their daily tasks, and this post goes into a TON of detail about how it helps manage some of the ADHD-specific issues that we all deal with. If you’ve been interested in the Bullet Journal before, or you are looking for a new system to manage your daily life, then read this article now.
This quick hitting post from Jacquline Sinfield is all about getting things done through effective scheduling. Anyone who has successfully created a framework for managing their ADHD uses scheduling in some way, shape, or form. These five tips will help you make some targeted improvements in the way that you schedule tasks today, and will hopefully help you achieve greater success with scheduling in the future.
That’s all for now! Come back next week for some more great links to resources for managing your ADHD, and keep an eye out for more posts coming to Hyperfocused in the near future.