How I Take Advantage of My ADHD With Hyperfocus

 Studies have shown that each interruption that kicks us out of a “deep work” zone, (think an email alert, a Slack beep or a Facebook notification) can actually cost us 30 to 45 minutes of productivity, as we struggle to get back into the work flow we lost when we were interrupted. Over the course of a year, that adds up to hundreds, if not thousands of hours of lost productivity.

Training my brain to get into hyperfocus and stay there is directly responsible for a good portion of my professional success.

Related: 3 Major Distractions in Your Workplace (and How to Beat Them)

The fact is, the true ADHD brain, when given that boost of chemicals it so greatly desires, can become the most focused being on the planet. I’m not joking when I say that if I set myself up right, I can sit down and hyperfocus on the same task for six hours. Heck, how do you think I’m currently writing this?

The great part of all of this is that during the time your brain is “supercharged,” you can accomplish things better, faster and more creatively than “regular” people. It’s the equivalent of running a race with a human being when you’re Superman.

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