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Archives: November 2008

posted: Wednesday November 26th - 10:36am

An ADHD-Worthy Alarm Clock

This year, I'm begging Santa for an alarm clock that I can't ignore, turn off, or generally defeat. Any recommendations?

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Today I had nothing to do after work – no mall job, no visiting family, no errands to run. I thought about what I wanted to do on this rare occasion and decided to spend my night “screen-sucking” - staring at a screen (be it a TV, computer, video game) and wasting hours of time. Us ADHDers happen to be particularly good at staring at...
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posted: Tuesday November 25th - 12:01pm

An ADHD Kick Start from Mom

My mom's help with laundry, picking up, and making a schedule was the perfect thing to motivate me to get organized.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
My resolution to keep my room clean always fails within the first few days; along with my resolutions to go to the gym, wake up on time, go to bed at a decent hour, stop buying things I don’t need, and the list goes on and on. This time my resolution is still pretty much standing thanks to some help getting the ball rolling. I’ve...
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posted: Thursday November 20th - 9:18am

Fake It Till You Make It

Like most people with ADHD, I avoid and procrastinate until life becomes a mad scramble to pick up the pieces.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Tonight at my retail job we had a "visit." The regional manager and the district manager came to observe our store while it was open – they were supposed to be seeing our “normal” business. Of course, when you know you’re being critiqued it’s not normal. We’ve been cleaning the store for days now – vacuuming and mopping the floors, making sure the tags are tucked...
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posted: Monday November 17th - 11:05am

The Girl with the One-Ton Purse

Who doesn’t love a girl that carries contact lens solution, dental floss, five hair elastics, a mini flashlight, and a USB memory stick everywhere she goes?

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
When you know you’re bound to forget something–like me–you tend to carry everything you could possibly need with you at all times. Sometimes, someone will pick up my purse and say “Oh my God! What do you have in here? It weighs a ton!” Let me describe for you exactly what I have that weighs so much: Of course I have the basics that everyone else...
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posted: Monday November 10th - 11:38am

From ADHD Employee to ADHD Manager

I've been promoted to manager at my retail job, but I'm a little nervous about the responsibilities that come with the position.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
This week I was given a big responsibility at my part-time retail job. Because it’s coming up on the busy holiday season, the company chooses one associate in each store to be a temporary holiday manager. Basically this person has some manager’s responsibilities from November until January. I’ll give you one guess who my store chose: Me! While I’m thrilled that they chose me I’m also a...
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posted: Thursday November 6th - 1:45pm

The ADHD Voter, Voted

After all the hype surrounding the voting process, I found my first voting experience to be rather mundane.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Yesterday I got to vote for the first time ever. It wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. I always thought there’d be a long line to wait it, lots of paperwork to read, people with signs outside the building telling you who to vote for, and the people working there would ask me questions, I’d have to show my license and fill...
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