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Archives: January 2009

posted: Monday January 26th - 11:51am

First Day of School Anxiety

I wish I could fast-forward through my first week of college until I'm more comfortable with my new surroundings.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Tomorrow is my first day of my new college classes … I’M SCARED!!! I know college isn’t really that scary, and right now I’m not even scared of the homework and tests and all that – I’m just scared of my first day. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that might happen, and agonizing over every little detail of my day. Uncertainty only brings unease...
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posted: Thursday January 22nd - 12:34pm

ADHD Student Goes Back to College

As an ADHD student, I was sick with anxiety about going back to school.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
I know my ADHD College Student blogs have been few and far between lately and I apologize; however, I’ve been busy with something that I didn’t want to share until it was planned out – I’m going back to college! I took the fall semester off for an internship; and also to look into other colleges I could transfer into because I wasn’t happy or successful...
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posted: Wednesday January 21st - 12:04pm

ADHD Knitting Project – Complete!

I've finally discovered a project that I'm actually motivated to finish. The joy of accomplishment does wonders for ADHD self esteem.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
For Christmas, my aunt gave me a knitting project that was perfect for my ADHD. An afghan knit using size 50 needles (that’s about an inch in diameter) and four skeins of yarn held together. It was called the six-hour afghan. Of course I didn’t knit the whole thing in six hours all at once, but it’s been less than a month and it’s completely done...
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posted: Wednesday January 14th - 1:58pm

Planning My ADHD Life

I’m hoping that writing everything in my planner will eliminate the need for hundreds of Post-it notes everywhere and keep me organized.

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
I’m not really big on the whole New Year's Resolutions thing because I always break them within a week, or I just forget what I had planned to change. So even though this might sound like a resolution it’s not really. I’ve planned to use a planner (ha ha) to organize my schedule this year. I’ve tried using planners in the past without much success...
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posted: Friday January 9th - 12:01pm

What a Waste: My ADHD Procrastination Runs Rampant Again

Each morning, I make to-do lists and resolutions for better time management. And each night I fall into bed beating myself up about hours wasted and tasks undone. How can I reign in this ADHD tendency?

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Seriously – enough is enough! I waste so much time every day that I feel like I don’t ever sleep – but I don’t ever accomplish anything either. The classic ADHD conundrum. Today I was supposed to: go to work (duh), do my laundry (I have at least 3 loads), mail my car insurance bill, clean up my room, outline my thoughts on a book I’m...
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posted: Wednesday January 7th - 11:46am

Just Quirky 'Lil Me. Or Is It ADHD?

Lately, I’ve noticed that many of my 'odd personal quirks' are actually related to my attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
On my way to work this morning, I listened to the same song on repeat for 30 minutes straight. This was not unusual. I never thought my addiction to the repeat button was related to my attention deficit disorder – I just always get hooked on one favorite song and hyperfocus on it -- playing it over and over until I'm sick of it. But when...
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posted: Tuesday January 6th - 10:08am

ADHD at Work: Things I've Lost

For maybe the 643rd time, I lost my keys. But these were the store keys, and business was opening in five minutes!

The ADDitude college blogger writes about surviving college and succeeding in school with ADHD
Yesterday was officially my last day of temporary management status at my mall job. At the end of the night I returned my store keys, and I’m no longer able to override sale prices, or authorize returns. I can’t decide if I’m sad that I’m back to ‘normal’ or relieved. Being a manager is a lot of work, and much more responsibility. I’ve successfully...
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