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college students with adhd plz share tips. i’ve always done well in school and my grades were fine last year (im a sophomore now) but i have absolutely 0 idea how to deal with the schedule. like having different classes on different days/classes at different times on different days. it makes me so anxious and overwhelmed and i feel like i have way more work than i actually do. i want to clarify it’s the type of schedule not the classes themselves. any ideas??

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    • strawbrei

      633d

      oh god I have been here 🥱 simplest tip is to put your schedule into a program that you can get notifications through. I use google calendar and created a separate calendar for my college schedule. you can color code, put info like room number, instructor, course number etc. in the notes section, and you can set alerts (multiple if you want). I find that at the beginning of a semester one alert 1 hour before and one alert 10 mins before the start of the class works well. over time, you will start to memorize the schedule and hopefully pace your day accordingly

    • FeelinFroggy

      633d

      If there is something you are studying that isn’t “sticky” like a story. You have to study it 3 different ways. 1.Do the math problem quietly. And write out your steps. 2. Do the math problem while you say everything aloud as you do it. 3. Watch someone else solve the formula problem in their own way. Exposing your brain to multiple inputs of similar knowledge really helps you assimilate it.

      • hotgirlstomachissues

        633d

        @FeelinFroggy ohh interesting! tysm!!

    • strawbrei

      633d

      oh god I have been here 🥱 simplest tip is to put your schedule into a program that you can get notifications through. I use google calendar and created a separate calendar for my college schedule. you can color code, put info like room number, instructor, course number etc. in the notes section, and you can set alerts (multiple if you want). I find that at the beginning of a semester one alert 1 hour before and one alert 10 mins before the start of the class works well. over time, you will start to memorize the schedule and hopefully pace your day accordingly

      • strawbrei

        633d

        @strawbrei in terms of managing work, I think the best advice I can give is to outsource accountability: find people who are invested in your wellness as much as your success, and work with them to create a support structure! if you have or are able to make friends who also have ADHD or trouble with time management, it’s a great idea to form a mutual alliance where you check in on each other to see if you’re meeting goals. lots of schools will offer mentoring along these lines, but I strongly prefer to do it with my peers because it feels like there’s less judgement if I don’t accomplish what I said I would. adults who do time management stuff professionally can be very condescending and I personally do not find it motivating when I feel like I’m letting someone down. that said, positive reinforcement is the way to go! give yourself treats when you accomplish tasks because at the end of the day you are just a puppy with a different brain structure :) make sure to reward yourself for intermediate goals, not just the big stuff. go do something fun, have a snack or drink you like, and get some fresh air in between working. when you finish an assignment take some time for yourself, hang out with friends, watch a movie or show, have a dance party, whatever you prefer! just try to set limits so you can create habits around impulse control. speaking as someone who did not use these strategies and struggled greatly through college ahahaha

        • hotgirlstomachissues

          633d

          @strawbrei thank you SO much!!!! i appreciate that so much❤️ i have like 3 million random alarms for different things but it sounds like google calendar would be so much easier lol, i’ll definitely be trying that. and i definitely need to get better at rewarding myself, i usually try to wait til im done with everything but u know how that goes lmao🥲 seriously tho that was so helpful

    • leslynn

      633d

      have you tried using an organizer before? i know it's redundant to say to those with adhd but planners for classes/due dates ease my anxieties and feelings of overwhelm

      • hotgirlstomachissues

        633d

        @leslynn thank you!!! im so bad at getting myself to use a planner consistently but i need to i can see how it would help

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