Last updated: February 4, 2017 I’m always happy to share tips and tricks that help people thrive with ADHD. That’s what this website is about. But, today’s post goes a little bit deeper than that. What I’m about to share with you is my complete list of 10 life-changing resources for adults with ADHD.
The following ADHD resources have helped me during the darkest of times, and the best of times.
I’m confident that you’ll find these 10 resources to be fun, useful, and most importantly…life-changing when it comes to improving your ADHD symptoms.
ADHD Resource #10. Free podcasts
Free podcasts have helped me during some of the most difficult times of my life.
When I was depressed, dealing with credit card debt, and at my personal rock-bottom, I listened to podcasts such as:
I still listen to podcasts like these to this day because they expose the psychology that’s required to overcome great challenges in life.
Podcasts like these are unbelievably helpful resources for adults with ADHD.
Any podcast that regularly interviews entrepreneurs, high-achievers, or interesting people is going dig into the mindset that’s required for you to thrive in today’s crazy world.
Hint: These types of podcasts are often hosted by people who have ADHD or similarly interesting thought patterns anyway.
Best of all, if you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, you can use a podcast app to listen to your favorite podcast episodes from literally anywhere in the world.
ADHD Resource #9. Trusted medical professional
You’ll learn far more about ADHD by speaking with a knowledgeable ADHD professional, compared to just endlessly researching the subject on your own.
You ultimately have to get out of your comfort zone, and speak with people who really know what they’re talking about.
The doctors and researchers who study ADHD every day of their lives are the people who you need to spend some time with.
For example, when I first spoke with a psychologist who specializes in adult ADHD, I was blown away by the things that she told me about how my own brain worked.
Your time is worth more than money. I highly recommend that you book a session with an experienced ADHD professional as soon as possible. Even if it’s only to chat.
ADHD Resource #8. Amazon Kindle Fire
Instead of telling you to read one book about ADHD, I recommend that you read a variety of books about ADHD, human psychology, food, health and any other subjects you’re interested in.
I own a Kindle Fire (Amazon), and it’s by far the least expensive and most convenient tool for accessing life-changing information that I’m aware of.
Of course, the internet has lots of great free information available.
But, reading stuff on the internet doesn’t compare to reading high-quality works that authors have dedicated thousands of hours to.
Get a Kindle Fire, and you won’t regret it.
ADHD Resource #7. High-quality gym membership
Having access to a high-quality gym is typically one of the greatest pleasures for people with ADHD (especially when the gym is open 24/7).
By going to the gym at least a few times per week, you’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being. Exercising will also help you manage your ADHD symptoms, reduce stress, and generally feel better.
Nowadays, purchasing a gym membership usually costs no more than $35/month.
Plus, frequenting the gym now can save you tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs down the road.
ADHD Resource #6. Amazon.com Health, Household & Baby Care Category
The Amazon.com Health, Household & Baby Care Category is a goldmine of healthy ingredients, supplements and foods for people with ADHD.
ADHD Resource #5. Awesome ADHD medication
While I’m currently taking a break from using Vyvanse (as of February 2017), I have to admit that using ADHD medication helped me realize my aspirations, and enabled me to take the proper steps to achieve my goals.
By finding the ADHD medication that works best for your mind and body, and using your medication persistently, you can improve your life in powerful ways.
ADHD Resource #4. /r/ADHD
While Reddit is usually the last place on the internet that people with ADHD should spend their time, I have to admit that the ADHD subreddit can be extremely helpful.
On the ADHD subreddit, you’ll find people with ADHD from all walks of life (well, mostly struggling college students – but it’s still a diverse community).
It’s also a great place to ask questions about ADHD, and receive answers in a matter of minutes. The community is extremely active, and typically pretty helpful.
ADHD Resource #3. YouTube
I use YouTube a lot.
Sometimes, I want to listen to an EDM music mix with only a few words while I work.
Music mixes with few vocals make it easier to concentrate when you have ADHD. So, get used to searching YouTube for “no vocals” mixes!
But, other times, I’m more interested in listening to guys like Tim Ferriss talk about psychology, life and fitness (Tim Ferriss has described himself as “neurotic” – similar to most of us with ADHD).
The beauty of YouTube is that you can always access videos that cover whatever topics you’re in the mood for – including videos on ADHD.
ADHD Resource #2. The Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro Technique is a simple time-management strategy that has helped me become at least twice as productive in my daily life.
The technique involves working intensively for about half an hour, taking a short break, then repeating the process however many times you like.
The point is for you to do your work in short intense bursts, and get enough rest in-between your work so that you don’t burn out.
To get started, just search ‘Pomodoro’ on your smartphone, and download any of the best Pomodoro timer apps that are currently available.
ADHD Resource #1. Your local library
Your local library is the #1 resource for adults with ADHD because it’s free, convenient and almost essential for improving your life.
I’ve spent hundreds of hours in my local library working on projects, reading, and just hanging out in a peaceful environment.
If you haven’t been to your local library yet, then you’re missing out on America’s greatest public resource!
You need to find your local library today, and see what they have to offer you.
Life-Changing Resources for Adults with ADHD Conclusion
While dealing with ADHD can be difficult at times, there are an abundance of resources available to help you during your journey.
Some ADHD resources cost money. But, many are also completely free.
In fact, you’re extremely lucky to live during times like these, when the ability to access life-changing ADHD tools and information is so convenient.
I hope that you’ve found my 10 life-changing ADHD resources to be useful. They’ve certainly worked for me. And, I have faith they’ll work amazingly well for you too.