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Mkatherine15

124d

How to combat “waiting mode” as someone with ADHD?

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    • TheRadicalEdward

      76d

      Hey! I struggle with this too, but if there are any chores that need doing, I'll do that. One year I had to work on Christmas Day. Almost as soon as everyone was done opening presents, I had to get ready for work.

    • TheRadicalEdward

      76d

      Hey! I struggle with this too, but if there are any chores that need doing, I'll do that. One year I had to work on Christmas Day. Almost as soon as everyone was done opening presents, I had to get ready for work.

    • JessMartin

      119d

      Music is an emotional stimulant for me. I skip a lot of songs half way through them but it helps.

    • Ash.G

      124d

      I guess music sometimes helps me.

    • TheRadicalEdward

      124d

      I try to bring something to do when I have to wait somewhere.

      • Mkatherine15

        124d

        @TheRadicalEdward thank you! What about times where you are waiting to do something, like if you work in the evening and are struggling to do anything with your day while waiting for it to be time to work?

    • ricecake

      124d

      I set a timer for the time I need to start getting ready at. Knowing the timer will tell me when and that I won’t forget about it gives me comfort not to focus on ‘the thing’ too much

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Some people with ADHD have shared that they struggle with waiting in public places like stores or traffic. They often feel things are moving slower than they would like. This can lead to feelings of anxiety and frustration. However, no specific strategies for combating this "waiting mode" were provided in the context.

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