People who get diagnosed with ADHD as adults often realize in retrospect that the diagnosis was a long time coming. They see how their symptoms shaped their lives going back years and understand that even if the diagnosis is new to their lives, the disorder itself isn’t.
A big part of managing ADHD is finding an environment that plays to your strengths and minimizes the effect your symptoms have. And when we talk about finding the right "environment" for ADHD, there are few things that make as much difference as finding the right job.
This is the time of year we like to talk about New Year’s resolutions, what we’re going to do differently next year, and all that good stuff. If you’re feeling a little more inclined toward self-congratulation than self-improvement, though, I’ve got a suggestion: take a minute and let yourself reflect on what you did right in 2016.