A Trick for Overcoming ADHD Distraction

by | Sep 20, 2011 | ADHD Symptom Control | 0 comments

ADHD DistractionGetting distracted is a major symptom of adult ADHD.

Does this sound familiar? You’re working on one task or project only to notice suddenly that you’re doing something completely different.

Staying focused long enough to finish a task or follow through on an action takes attention.

Getting distracted is the main reason ADHD adults:

  • lose their keys.
  • leave files on the desk instead of putting them away.
  • answer emails instead of working on the project that was due yesterday.
  • leave the boiling kettle on the stove to burn dry.

Of course, you need to eliminate as many distractions as you can, but sometimes that’s just not possible or practical.

That’s why if you have ADHD you need to have a few tricks on hand to stop distraction.

There’s a little technique for staying focused I learned about years ago when I trained to be an ADHD coach. It’s called Name the Game.

I’ve posted an ADD Success article explaining Name the Game and how to use it over in the ADD / ADHD Articles section of this web site. You can check it out here.

Name the Game is one of those ADHD management tricks I love. It’s simple; it’s easy to use. I hope you find it helpful.


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