October is National ADHD Awareness Month. I was recently diagnosed back in February this year. Since then, I've been finding new ways of becoming a more efficient grad student. I'd like to share those tips hoping that it helps anyone in need of this info. @theWOCproject
Please note that what might work for one person, may not work for another. Plus, it may work but not 100% of the time. My tips help me with my inattentive ADHD. They may or may work well with other variants of ADHD. 🙂
1. Color-coded calendars. Color based on type of event/activity. As soon as I know of a scheduled meeting, I immediately put it on my calendar. With 2-3 sets of alarms: 1 week, 1 day, 1 hour before. There is no such thing as "I'll do it later" when you're prone to forgetfulness.
2. Todoist is my BEST FRIEND!

1. it gives me a breakdown of task each day too small to be on a calendar.

2. When you complete a task you get points and unlock achievements!

3. Can break up tasks by project, task, sub-task, sub-sub-task, etc.

3. http://Otter.ai  helps me with understanding info during lectures and meetings by live transcribing and recording anything spoken audibly. You can also highlight, comment, and add images even while transcribing. THIS TOOL HAS IMPROVED MY ABILITY TO LEARN NEW INFO!
4. Pomodoro! Pomodoro! Pomodoro! It's a technique used to help you manage your time with tasks. Work 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break, repeat! It's great if you have a hard time focusing on your task.
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