Top ten hints and tips

Here are some suggested hints and tips that may help you cope with ADHD in your day-to-day life

  • Try and get into a routine Getting organised can help you see where you need to be, what you need to be doing and when you need to be doing it
  • Be prepared Find out what you need for things in advance and make sure you remember it.
  • Use a notebook or a diary to jot down any important details Things like meetings, appointments and phone numbers which you might be likely to forget.
  • Find a nice, quiet place to do your homework Fewer distractions will mean better concentration and leave you more time for things that are a bit more fun!
  • Take breaks from homework and have a stretch or a walk around
  • Ask for help Whether it be from a teacher, a family member or even a friend, asking for some guidance can really help.
  • Set yourself goals They can be small or big but either way when you reach them you will feel good about yourself.
  • Exercise regularly Exercising can help relieve stress and tensions as well as keeping you fit and healthy.
  • Break down big tasks into smaller chunks that you can complete gradually
  • Use sticky notes to remind yourself of things you need to remember Put them up where you are likely to see them.




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