Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects men and women equally but there has been a rise in the number of women being diagnosed recently. With this on the rise, what can women who are supposed to be skilled at multitasking do? You want to put your best foot forward but focusing on where it’s supposed to go can be the hard part.
The first step is to make a list of your goals for the year ahead. Money, work, friends, family and romantic goals should all be written down under your main umbrella of goals. Then you can plan for how you will reach these goals. If it is one of your financial goals to have at least 1,000 or more in your savings account by mid-2015 think of how you’re going to accomplish that. What steps will get you there? Perhaps you will make daily notes to yourself not to spend or develop a habit of weekly emptying spare change into a jar to use later at coin-star for a savings deposit. Think of what steps you want to take in an effort to help you focus and stay on track.
One method I love to use for staying focused is having a planner and a journal. The planner is helpful for tracking dates and appointments and a journal will help record your thought processes, ideas and goals. It is helpful to keep these nearby and they are easy to outline. Also, think about if your symptoms of ADHD are more controllable during times of less stress or is it a problem most of the time. If so medication may be an option to help keep things in check while you follow normal steps of keeping focused. There are many medications that can be taken on an as needed basis as well as everyday ADHD medications that can be prescribed by a doctor or psychiatrist. These will give you a boost to help you stay on track.
Another way to stay focused in 2015 is to cut out distractions. If someone in your life has taken you off your focus in 2014 maybe they shouldn’t be in your support group in 2015. So take the time to access your circle and see who is actually supportive and for those who are keep them on your team as they can help you stay focused in 2015.