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Pandemic Causes Rise in Adult ADHD

Pandemic Causes Rise in Adult ADHDSince the pandemic, there has been an increase in adults reporting ADHD symptoms and seeking help.

As an adult with ADHD, it can be challenging to prioritize and complete tasks.  Managing the day to day - from paying bills, scheduling appointments, completing work assignments, and taking care of your family’s needs can be overwhelming. 

When ADHD runs in the family, things can get even more complicated.  If you are an adult with ADHD, trying to teach your child with ADHD how to complete homework in a timely manner and stay organized can be an almost impossible task.  If you struggle in these areas, it can be very difficult to guide your child.

Play Attention can customize an executive training plan for each family member.  We will assess everyone’s needs and set up a unique profile for each individual in order to address the cognitive skills required for strong executive function and self regulation. Click here to schedule a consultation, so you can tell us more about your specific needs and how we can help.

There are also many strategies you can start using today to help manage the symptoms of ADHD.  Click here to attend this week’s webinar, “Take Control of Your ADHD. Don’t Let it Control You.”

You can also try some of these great tips and tips from HelpGuide:

Using Technology: We are fortunate to live in the age of technology and can benefit from its many applications. There are different calendar apps, task management programs, website blockers and much more that can be utilized in our daily lives to help us be more efficient. The calendar app is great for helping one pay bills on time. You can use the app to set the date it is due, and reminders leading up to it. This will not only help you pay your bills on time but will also help you budget your finances leading up to the payment date. 

Go Paperless: This age of technology has also given us the option of making communication notices paperless. A life without pieces of mail stacking on your counter is right around the corner. No more forgetting to read the important notice that was sent to you in the mail, and pieces of mail needing you to respond in four business days. You can set things to be sent to you paperless, which allows you to have the document on your computer, phone or tablet. You can organize the files neatly on your computer. This will help prevent those important pieces of mail from being tossed out and piling up on your desk. Piles of papers cluttering your desk can lead to stress and anxiety!

Take Things One At A Time: A daily schedule can get out of hand very quickly. You could be having an easy morning, and then all of a sudden the tasks start pouring in. One after another tasks begin adding up. It may be easy at first to address each one as they come in individually. However, what happens when you have to manage many tasks at a time? Some tasks require more attention than others. You may forget to follow up on a task, and soon your daily schedule is more of a juggling act than a schedule. As tasks come in, start making a list. That way you can focus all of your attention on each individual task and maintain your organization. Have a flexible list on the computer so you can move the tasks around to indicate priority. Be certain to check off each task as you complete it.

Managing ADHD symptoms is a challenge, but you can take certain steps to help you navigate through life. By organizing, prioritizing, and maintaining a schedule, you can stay on top of those important tasks, get more things done efficiently, and maintain a schedule.

Play Attention is here to help! Through our NASA inspired feedback technology, cognitive training, and behavior shaping, we help you strengthen your executive function so you and your family can focus on success. Call us to chat more and schedule your 1 : 1 consultation! 800-788-6786