4 Tips for Managing ADHD Traps in the Workplace

ADHD traps are those aspects of the workplace that just don’t play to an ADHD individual’s strengths. These ‘traps’ may be busy cubicles, long meetings, long-term projects, or dull, tedious tasks, and they often lead to boredom, procrastination, and distractibility at work.

Although you may never be able to fully avoid these ADHD traps, there are ways to cope with them and make them work for you. So, if you ever find yourself getting bored or distracted at work, keep the strategies below in mind to help keep you focused and engaged:

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Call for golden moments: Tell us what’s been going well!

One reason why we love our job is that we get the privilege of hearing uplifting and inspiring stories from our clients on a daily basis. We call these stories ‘golden moments.’ Golden moments can be anything from graduating university, to learning how to ride a bike, to being able to get up and going in the morning where before it was a struggle to wake up before 3pm...

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Should you disclose your ADHD diagnosis at work?

When you have an ADHD diagnosis, many of the challenges that come up in the workplace can be managed with appropriate coping skills. Sometimes though, it might be necessary to take an extra step and request accommodations from your employer. Potential accommodations might include audio recorders for meetings, whiteboards for checklists, pre-deadlines with your supervisor, or moving to a low traffic cubicle...

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