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If I have ADHD, how can I keep my job?

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  • Ask to work in a quiet space where you won't be easily distracted.
  • Work with a manager or colleague who is well-organized and can help guide you through projects from start to completion.
  • Use reminders on your computer or smartphone.
  • Take notes in meetings.
  • Set aside time each day to answer email.
  • Set realistic goals.
  • Reward yourself when you complete an assignment.
  • Delegate.
  • Make relaxation a habit. Try mediation or deep breathing.

From: ADHD in the Workplace WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD Fact Sheet."

Barkley, R. New York, Guilford Press, 2008. ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says,

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "ADHD Fact Sheet."

Barkley, R. New York, Guilford Press, 2008. ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says,

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 12, 2018

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