11 Guides for Making Life With ADHD a Little Easier

Tips AND tricks? In THIS economy?!

Dylan M. Austin


Two years ago, I received my adult ADHD diagnosis.

Most conventional wisdom would discourage disclosing a condition that affects executive function, focus, and concentration in the workplace. In many cases, this may be wise, but I’ve always been vocal about opportunities to be more inclusive.

I’ve learned a lot about neurodiversity and shared my experiences with others, primarily through my writing.

I have since written about ADHD and college, pets, sleep, houseplants, budgeting, apartment hunting, home organization, taxes, celebrities, and workspaces for the amazing people at Figo Pet Insurance, Apartment Therapy, Pinterest and Inflow, plus here on Medium.

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Admittedly, this might qualify more as broadcasting my condition than simply disclosing it…

Maybe you have seen the news about Adderall shortages and telehealth controversies, or even those who dismiss ADHD as a fad, a TikTok trend of self-diagnosis.

Underneath all the articles and perceptions are people, like me, who suddenly found community. We found answers to lifelong questions and finally saw a new path forward by treating our ADHD. Our experiences are real, just like all the times society lost it over a “sudden” increase in queer people or left-handedness (search “left-handedness over time” if you’re curious).

We are witnessing a significant shift in awareness and conversation around neurodiversity.

Much of my writing is from the perspective of one ADHDer to another, but understanding how we can better accommodate and welcome those who think differently affects everyone’s work.

The question is, are you listening?

I know all of this not just from personal experience, but because I get DMs and comments about feeling seen or finding a meaningful new life hack to try. I wanted to share this because it is such a cool…



Dylan M. Austin

Copy and content writer in Seattle. Sometimes satirical, sometimes sincere. Run-on mixed metaphor. Gay, autistic dog dad with ADHD (and too many plants).