Give yourself breaks. You could try structuring your time into shorter periods of ‘intense’ work. This is when you cut out all distractions, like social media, and then reward yourself with breaks.
One way you can do this is through Pomodoro working – named after the Italian tomato shaped timer. You do this by using the timer on your phone to mark 25-minute work periods followed by 5-minute breaks.
Reward yourself with a longer break after a few Pomodoros!
Motivate yourself and make it interesting. Most people struggle to concentrate on things they find boring… especially if there is no reward for doing it!
If there’s something you’re finding hard to engage with, think about ways you can make it more exciting. You could try studying it in a different way. Remember to reward yourself too! Looking forward to a small treat or doing something you enjoy afterwards can really help.
If you have ADHD… ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. People with ADHD find it extra difficult to focus on things without their mind drifting off. They may also find it hard to control what they pay attention to. You can read more about ADHD here.
If you have ADHD, using the strategies above will be even more important.
who else can help?
The Scottish ADHD Coalition offer lots of information and support. You can find out more by clicking the button below.
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