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Managing ADHD as an Engineer

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

Handling ADHD as an engineer is hard. Juggling job demands, with everyday ADHD struggles, can feel overwhelming. But, you're not alone.

This collaboration between Shimmer and Taro explores the intersection of ADHD and Engineering. You'll see a live conversation between a Shimmer ADHD coach and their engineer client. Alex (coach) and Ashley (student) share how ADHD shows up in the engineering field, along with science-backed strategies to overcome common challenges.

Some of the common presentations of ADHD:

  • Emotional regulation
  • Procrastination
  • Establishing routines

Ways to find and keep motivation:

  • Find your drive
  • Break it down
  • Create accountability
  • Utilize external motivation

Energy and time management:

  • Know when your energy fluctuates
  • Determine the level of cognitive effort for a task
  • Use the minimum amount of cognitive effort necessary

Understand the front-end and back-end of procrastination:

  • Front-end: conditions must be perfect to get started, lack of direction/motivation, underestimating time needed
  • Back-end: perfectionism, loss of novelty, fear of feedback, waiting for the final push

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