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Do you prefer silence, white noise or music for focus? What do you like to listen to while working?

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How do I set realistic expectations for myself? I either wildly overestimate what I can do in a day...or get paralyzed by the fear of falling short.

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Do you feel your ADHD impacts your performance in client meetings?

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Who else uses Waze or Google Maps times as a game to beat? I got in hyperfocus in a 1200 mile drive for Spring Break and that was keeping me alert. I also gamify working out.

What else do you gamify? … more

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I know there is a lot of discourse around disclosing vs not disclosing to your employer. Let’s list some of our top tricks that help us manage our days, projects, etc that don’t necessarily require di… more

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How do I advocate for a flexible work schedule? I'm most productive outside of standard 9-5 hours, but don't want to seem like I'm avoiding work.

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Who here is filing an extension (again)?

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Hey fellow 🐠
For any of you on meds, how long have you been taking them?
Do you intend to keep taking them for life?

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ADHD coping mechanism: Minimalism. As I write this from my SO's place, I'm overwhelmed with all the stuff. It reminds me of the times when I'm most productive, it is when I am on the roa… more

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Do you ever get super fired up to do a project, hyper focus for hours, and create something beautiful? Only to look at it a few days later to get overwhelmed with your own creation and dread the idea… more

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How do I stop procrastinating until the deadline panic kicks in? That adrenaline rush is the only way I get things done. It's effective but exhausting.

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My time management is a disaster no matter how hard I try. Missed deadlines galore, even basic tasks get forgotten. Are there any foolproof systems for the ADHD brain?

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How have you all dealt with overwhelm? For context, I am coming back to work after 2 weeks of vacation. Now I don't know which of my 4 workstreams I need to take immediate action on and I feel ove… more

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Is it weird if the guy that I've been seeing for a few months randomly asked me for some of my Adderall? I disclosed to him when we initially started talking that I have ADHD and take Adderall. Fa… more

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How do I handle criticism without spiraling? Even constructive feedback can send my RSD (rejection-sensitive dysphoria) into overdrive. I end up feeling worthless and unable to focus.

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Anyone here clumsy? I think I bump into things and trip over tiny objects more often than most.

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Do you feel like your ADHD has hindered your career progress at all? Or do you still feel like you're achieving what you thought you'd be on pace for?

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Does your employer know about your ADHD?

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Should I expose my coworker's lies? I stumbled upon evidence that a teammate is seriously exaggerating their achievements. Do I bring it up or stay quiet?

Anyone here have any experience working/interviewing with Nexus Communications North America?

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By some miracle I got a vyvanse refill through my health ins. pharmacy directly, to be delivered in 7-10 business days. On my last today.

The ADHD gods must be watching over me cos i found bottle of Adderall XR in my bathroo… more

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I want to work with a career coach/therapist that specializes in ADHD, is covered by insurance and is actually good. Any recommendations?

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Has anyone considered proactive sabbaticals to reset? They might not be that long? I was thinking about “circuit breaker” planned breaks might be better than waiting to get to overwhelm/burnout/crisis?more

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Accountant, below, reminded me of another tip from ADHD coach: that is leave gifts for your future self. That could be plenty of reminders; a well organized desktop/workspace; keys placed back in the… more

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So on medication my career was great. Secured a promotion, tagged as a high performer etc. Off medication the client work I am now responsible for seems extremely boring and I almost feel like my life is being wa… more

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Confession: I missed scheduled calls this weekend because time got away from me. Partly because I thought to myself “there is no way I’ll forget, don’t need to put it on my calendar” and partly it wa… more

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My process might look messy, but it's how I generate my most creative solutions. How do I frame my chaos as an asset?

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Does anyone else have those moments of sudden clarity after a brain fog episode? It's like the sun breaking through the clouds. How can I make those moments last?

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Ok y'all. I'm not specifically advocating for this. I'm more just curious of experiences. Has anyone done an ayahuasca ceremony in Peru? Ive heard from friends that they know a couple peop… more

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Finally been hit by the Vyvanse shortage. Down to my last 3 capsules and called 4 different pharmacies 😩
Wednesday onwards is about to be a time.

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How is your screentime? Do you think that use of short form video and platforms like this one are contributing to your ADHD?

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Has anyone found any apps that actually help with ADHD? I see them advertised all the time, but I'm hesitant to invest my time into a gimmick.

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Something strange I do is screenshot or any photos I think are interesting or will be useful in the future. Then years later I go back and reminisce on what I was thinking at the time and relive the g… more

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Feeling bad about my tendencies to overlook things, or freeze up during my thoughts in conversation. I feel like people perceive me as too scattered and not a good resource. Even though I put more ef… more

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Yes, true focus is hard sometimes, BUT my ability to juggle multiple tasks at once? Unbeatable. How do you all put that multitasking to good use?

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Writing down to dos really help to get things done but I cant even follow one steady system to do a brain dump - I have it scattered all over notepads, notebooks, one note, notes app on iphone. Ugh. I… more

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"So sorry I'm late!" is practically my catchphrase. Meetings, calls, even lunch with a colleague...I'm always running behind. Does anyone have tips for actually being on time?

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Today has been great for me, except when I’ve come to bed.
I just cannot turn my brain off.
Just read the excellent thread about different protocols for breath work and meditation - but any help with sleep hygiene?
I normally mini… more

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