For ADHD High Achievers: Top Hacks to Maximise Your Focus and Performance

It is #ADHD awareness month.

These are some of my favourite apps for ADHD for 2020 that can be used for maximised performance.

  1. Todoist

  2. RescueTime

  3. Focus@Will

  4. Freedom

  5. Evernote

  6. Mint

  7. Priority Matrix

  8. Freaky Alarm

  9. Wake N Shake

  10. Dragon

  11. Voice Dictation for Mac

  12. Brainsparker

If you want to enhance your focus, follow the checklist below in order to boost your performance. Of course strategies need to be tailor made, so you might need to tweak some of these to fit your individual circumstances.

1. Include sports and exercise in your daily routine as they immediately increase noradrenaline and dopamine, hormones which play an important role in boosting attention and focus based on neuro-scientific research.

2. Work in short bursts of 20/30/40 minutes tailored to your particular energy and focus levels followed by some sort of physical activity or movement break. This should also help with task completion.

3. Work in uninterrupted blocks. Interruptions destroy personal efficiency. Eliminate distractions, find an inspiring and quiet place to work and you will see increased focus. If you need to drink or hold something for sensory regulation and it helps with concentration, you can add it to the list.

4. Have an organised workspace. Keep things where they belong, create spaces to keep things and limit the amount of materials on a work desk or in front of and around you when you work.