Maintaining your focus when working

Ways to help people with ADHD feel and work better

1. Get a good night’s sleep

The majority of people who work have experienced a morning in the office that follows a bad night’s sleep. This can have a negative effect on your productivity not just for the morning, but the whole day too. Monitoring your sleeping pattern is a must. If you stick to a regular sleeping schedule, it can improve your productivity, reduce stress levels and may improve your memory.

2. Stick to a balanced diet

It’s hard to give something your full attention when you feel hungry or bereft of energy. You might look for something tasty (and bad for you) that will fill you up, instead of opting for the healthier option. Try to plan your meals for the week to stay healthy and full of energy.

3. Prioritise your tasks

It’s hard to focus on things if you are unsure of what needs to be done first. So it’s best to prioritise all of your tasks before you start your day or week. Create a checklist and then organise them according to their level of priority.

4. Take short breaks

If you end up getting stuck on a task, take a short break and come back to it. You could make a cup of tea, move on to an ad-hoc duty for a few minutes or take a moment away from your desk to stretch.

5. Try not to get distracted

It can seem like distractions are everywhere. Gossiping in the office is commonplace. Taking a few moments out for a quick chat can’t hurt anyone, can it? If you’re already struggling to focus, try to duck out of these conversations and pick them back up when you’ve accomplished your task.

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Ross East

Written by Ross East

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