Excuses are a dead-end!

I mastered Excuses 101 somewhere around the 5th grade. And I rode that wagon all through school, and to some degree, through college.

Having ADHD is hard enough when you’re in junior high/high school, but at least (hopefully!) you have parents and teachers helping you. When you move onto college, that structure, the support that used to be there is removed. You’re an adult now! No one is going to be hounding you to do your homework, reminding you to go to your next class or telling you how to balance studying with socializing. That’s really bad news for college students with ADHD, especially those living on campus.

The first thing, and you really can’t take control of your ADHD struggle unless you deal with this challenge, is to be very aware of any excuses that might be coming out of your mouth when you fail to do the things you’re supposed to be doing in order to keep up with classwork. Hard truth? No one cares! The bigger the school, the less likely will a professor take a special interest in you and your challenge. The most important thing to remember is that hiding behind ADHD and not taking charge of the challenges that go along with having it, will only hurt you in the long run. Don’t cheat yourself! I know you’re too smart for that!