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Tips To Manage ADHD At Work


One of the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is an inability to complete tasks.  Another symptom associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is difficulty with organization.  Are you struggling to manage symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder during your busy day at work?  If so continue reading this article.  This article will help individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder manage their symptoms at work.

Take Steps To Decrease Distractibility

One symptom that can impact individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the workplace is becoming easily distracted.  According to

The patient may consider requesting a private office or quiet cubicle, or he or she may find it helpful to take work home or work when others are not in the office. Another key strategy is to perform only one task at a time; another task should not be started until the current one is done.

Consider having a private space to yourself where you can get your work completed in a timely manner.  This will limit your distractability during the day.  You may also feel better throughout the day.  In addition, perform one task at a time.  Try to avoid muti-tasking.

Avoid The Opportunity For Procrastination

In addition to avoiding being distracted throughout the work day, another way to stay focused in the work environment with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is to avoid the opportunity for procrastination.  According to

Having a firm deadline in place can help prevent a patient from continuously delaying completion of a project. Tasks can be broken into smaller pieces, with small rewards along the way (eg, a walk to the coffee shop). The patient may also want to consider working on a team with a coworker who manages time well.

In other words, have a deadline.  When you have a deadline set, you have a goal.  You are more focused on the task at hand and will manage your time better.  In addition, break your work down into smaller pieces.  This will make your work less overwhelming.  On an even further note, consider working with another co-worker to help better manage your time and complete projects in an efficient manner.


This article has provided readers with strategies, including avoiding distractions and procrastination, to better manage symptoms with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and complete assignments at work with co-workers or individually in a more effective, timely manner to prosper in the work environment.


Tips To Manage ADHD At Work

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2016). Tips To Manage ADHD At Work. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 3, 2020, from


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