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3 Tips For Going Back To College With ADHD

Introduction

Colleges are back in session.  Are you a young adult with ADHD?  If so, continue reading this article for tips to handle your ADHD while at college.

Have A Set Time For Going To Bed And Waking Up In The Morning

Life in college can be quite different from life at home, especially when you are adjusting during the first few weeks of college life.  This can especially impact your sleeping patterns when you are pulling all-nighters once test time comes around.  How do you cope with this struggle?  It’s simple.  Have a set time for going to bed and waking up in the morning.  Better yet.  Use your phones alarm clock or buy an alarm clock from the dollar store.  This will enable you to get into a routine.  This way you will be well rested for class and feel well rested for studying.

Keep Your College Dorm Organized

In addition to having a set time for waking up in the morning and going to bed at night time, it is also important to keep your college dorm organized.  A college dorm is quite smaller than your regular room at home.  It can be very difficult to keep your college room organized.  However, for a young adult with ADHD this can be even more of a difficult task.  Consider buying boxes from a department store that you can store under your bed to make extra space in your room.  This will eliminate clutter in your college dorm.  In addition, when you have less clutter in your room, you will feel more relaxed.  In addition, when you feel more relaxed, you will be more organized and your ADHD will impact you less.

Buying A Planner Prior To The Beginning Of The Semester

On a final note, in addition to having a set time for waking up in the morning and going to bed at night and also keeping your dorm room organized, it is also important to buy a planner prior to the beginning of the semester.  Why is this important?  Well, one, it will help keep you organized.  However, two, on another important note, it will enable you to keep track of your assignments for your classes.  College is a lot different than high school.  It is important to keep track of your assignments on a daily basis and do well in college.

Conclusion

To end this article, this article has focused on three specific tips for college students to focus on at the beginning of the semester with ADHD: going to bed and waking up at a set time in the morning, keeping your college dorm organized, in addition to buying a planner prior to the beginning of the semester.

3 Tips For Going Back To College With ADHD


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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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Tips For Going Back To College With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 17, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/08/3-tips-for-going-back-to-college-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 29 Aug 2017
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