How to Get Stuff Done When You Have ADHD

  • Break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones. This will make them seem less daunting and more achievable.
  • Set realistic deadlines for yourself. Don’t try to do too much at once, or you’ll set yourself up for failure.
  • Prioritize your tasks. Decide which tasks are most important and need to be done first.
  • Eliminate distractions. This means turning off your phone, closing unnecessary tabs on your computer, and finding a quiet place to work.
  • Take breaks. It’s important to take breaks throughout the day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. This will help you to stay focused and avoid burnout.
  • Reward yourself. When you complete a task, reward yourself with something you enjoy. This will help you to stay motivated.

Here are some additional tips that may be helpful for people with ADHD:

  • Use a timer. Set a timer for 25 minutes and work on a task until the timer goes off. Then, take a 5-minute break. Repeat this process until the task is complete. This is known as the Pomodoro Technique, and it can be very effective for people with ADHD.
  • Find an accountability partner. Ask a friend, family member, or colleague to help you stay on track. You can check in with each other regularly to see how you’re doing and offer support.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re struggling to complete a task, don’t be afraid to ask for help from a friend, family member, or colleague.

It’s also important to be patient with yourself. It takes time and practice to learn how to manage ADHD and get things done. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately. Just keep practicing and you’ll eventually find what works for you.

If you’re struggling to manage your ADHD on your own, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional. They can help you to develop a treatment plan that includes medication, therapy, or both.