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I am also a 46-year-old doctoral student and have ADHD. I wonder if there are resources you have come upon that assist you in doing work that requires you to do things that aren’t hard, but aren’t interesting.

I don’t mind difficulty. In fact, I am getting an A in grad-level stats. But I am finding 6-page papers on not-very demanding topics really tough.

I get stuck in the “what the heck will I even say?” phase for way too long. Give me something I am passionate about and I will write a stellar paper, but something mechanical and not philosophical and I am lost.


Thank you!