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    Ideas to reduce ADD symptoms
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    SuperNemesis93 posted:
    Hi, I have ADD and want to know how I can reduce or control the following symptoms:
    • Being distracted easily and inability to focus. Like I easily get distracted and either doodle or bite my nails and miss important things the teacher says
    • Boredom, procrastination and motivation. I easily get bored and don't get motivated
    • Unorganized. I am not organized
    If anyone can help with advice the best they can I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you
     
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    likethesocks responded:
    Those are tough with ADD -
    If you have trouble focusing try to take notes on what the teacher is saying - if you are still itching to doodle draw something to do with the lesson. A bonus for visual learners, It may even help you remember it when it comes time to take the test!

    For drive and motivation I usually have to bribe myself. Like "If you get out of bed now you have time for long hot shower, Mmmmm!" or "If I get this chapter read I can watch an episode of my new show!"

    Organization is kind of a monster! I carry a notebook in my purse to write down things to remember and make lists. I even take pictures of things with my phone to remember (then I don't have to keep track of the paper!) Google Calendar runs my life and send me text messages when I am supposed to be somewhere. Try to identify the areas you really struggle with and find a trick or outside influence to help compensate

    Good luck!
     
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    SuperNemesis93 replied to likethesocks's response:
    Thanks for the advice I'll try it out
     
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    mattthecat replied to SuperNemesis93's response:
    good post


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