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If you have the power to change the timing of your job tasks as to when you can do them more efficiently, take advantage of it.

For the most part I am my own boss. At least when it comes to prioritizing what tasks get done when. Since I acknowledged my problem I've done much better the past few days because I'm going into everything knowing that I will need to try slightly different approaches. The biggest thing I've done the past two days is be methodical in writing things on my task list and checking them off when they are done.

It also says something about trying to figure whether you thrive at certain things amidst a chaotic atmosphere and other things essentially holed up in the library closet.

Atmosphere doesn't matter too much, at least where my office is. It's pretty quiet and I get to play my music which really helps. Music is probably one of the best things I can do as it engages that part of my brain that wants to think about anything other than what I need to think about. What helps me is to be overloaded with everything due in a day or so. Pressure really helps me but I'm not about to tell that to my bosses or I'd end up killing them.

Dude, sometimes you have to regress in order to get "better."

I know. Thinking about how I started coping with it all those years ago is actually helping me set new ways of coping in the workplace. My biggest thing right now is to try to get things going so that I don't have to go back to the doctor and get a prescription. My Ritalin dosage in school was so low the doctor and I figured that it was more a placebo. It's funny, I have ADD no matter what area of my life you look at but it's not severe in any of them.

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