Self help methods for ADD/ADHD

Euphonos By Euphonos, 4th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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To make real change in life and control symptoms of ADD/ADHD, it is necessary for the people who are suffering from this disorder to follow certain strategies and methods.


Be alert while you converse with anyone. Keep yourself busy by scheduling appointments with your friends and enjoy going out. Do not speak so quickly. Most of the time, try to listen. Try to talk to people who already have these symptoms because they can understand you better than others do.

Time management

Set deadlines for even small tasks so that you get used to being on-time.set alarm clock and timers to stay on track. Avoid being stressed out with lot of work. Schedule one after the other based on the priorities and work out. Take breaks at regular intervals.


Sleep is must that too plenty of sleep if you want to keep your stress life aside and be more productive. Otherwise, you cannot focus, manage anything and keep top on your responsibilities. You need to sleep for 7 to 8 hours a day to start fresh the next day.

Exercise and eat

Eat everything, all varieties of food items, but avoid sugary food items as they deal with the mood swings. Exercise regularly and thoroughly to keep your body fit. Excessive energy and aggression are worked out due to which your body is kept calm.

Work environment

Try choosing something, which you like the most. Follow some notes-to-self, rituals and files, which can help you, keep track. Observe for yourself when you can be more productive. This helps in teamwork with more organized people.


Attention Deficit Disorder, Eat, Exercise, Self-Help, Work

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
4th Aug 2010 (#)

Good advice!

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author avatar Goodpal
28th Dec 2010 (#)

Good advice. Time management is a great tool to keep things under control. It is not merely doing more things in less time; it is actually about being effective and focusing on really important things. My following article makes the meaning of time management clearer:

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