To my account folks who have ADHD… I think I’ve just realized I have it, which is a huge reason for my long hours and feeling overwhelmed all the time. Any fellow account folks who also have ADHD have any helpful routine tips to help manage this in the ad world? Or just any tips in general? Thanks a million!

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Find a good doctor and the right medication if you want to go that route. Overcompensate with organization, like lists for everything. As a supervisor make sure that you parter with a junior member of your team who is buttoned up and build strong symbiotic relationships with your organized team mates. Surrounding myself with strong account execs and making sure that they have their own opportunities to shine has has really helped me stay on task. Especially on longer term projects that need to be completed in a timely manner and with finesse. I tell them they can remind me 100 times to do something if needed, and empower them to do things on their own if I’m having a hard time staying on task. Find time for exercise. It will do wonders for calming your brain. Reduce alcohol and eat more wholesome foods. All those things can add to adhd related anxiety. Use the adhd to your advantage, it likely means you have the ability to not get bogged down and move from one thing to the next quickly, harness that and look for areas where that approach might be beneficial.

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I still beat myself up and get frustrated that this is “me”... but then I remember everyone has their thing. Every super organized person out there is likely dealing with the anxiety of having to keep everything organized all the time. Or people that are super chill prob have a harder time finding and/or keeping a job because they lack the same motivation. This is just the hand we were dealt, might as well own it!

Hello🙋‍♀️ I personally take adderall most days. It used to make me feel robotic but now I just feel like I need it. I’m so easily distracted by my own thoughts and ideas that it can be really hard when you’re pulled in 20 different directions all the time. If you don’t wanna take meds then maybe be open about your strengths and weaknesses to let your team know you may need more reminders/help with organizing but you can compensate in other areas like finding lots of solutions bc you can likely think faster than others. I like the way I am and I don’t like suppressing it but the job requires someone with organized thoughts sooo ya. On that note, anyone know a better department for people with lots and lots of ideas (other than creative)?

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Calendar holds with specific to-do tasks within them. If (when) someone schedules a meeting over them, you’ll just have to multitask during it. Sorry to that meeting organizer.

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Thank you. I recently started doing this and it has helped some!

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