Hi, I’m an 18 year homeschooled girl. And I think I have adult ADHD.
I’ve really been struggling to complete a lot of assignments and I’m falling behind. I can’t seem to concentrate at all and there are lots of other symptoms that really make me feel like I have ADHD. My mom thinks so too.
She’s told me various things about how I acted as a kid that she never considered as a problem but as I grew older and I recently spoke to her about my problems she seems to be able to connect the dots back to when I was younger.
Aside from that fact I really need help. I can’t get anything done, I can’t sit and study, I can’t submit my assignments and complete topics on time and it’s suffocating. I’m so used to being on time about everything but it’s getting harder and harder as I grow older. The work load is increasing but my efficiency and ability to keep up with all of it is getti g harder and harder.
Academically, I am an all A student, I don’t have struggle understanding concepts of anything, but it’s the concentrating, sitting and studying, the deadlines, the sort of restrictions that come with learning that’s killing me. I have a constant loud string of thoughts distracting me, I’m literally everywhere trying to do everything cause I want to get my hands on everting.
I’ve tried timing myself, making simple to do lists but none of them seem to work or last long. Nothing I try lasts. It seems to end, and the span is usually maximum 1 week.
The only time I truly feel calm in my head
Does anyone have any advice for studying with ADHD? How do I get things done. How do I stay organised? Is there anything I can do to just do anything? Will I ever be able to study? Or learn?
Am I being lazy? I’m so confused and worried that it’ll prevent me from fulfilling my goals