Embracing ADHD Strategies to thrive in the world of study pressure

Embracing ADHD Strategies to thrive in the world of study pressure

Here are some tips to help you embrace your unique brain and conquer the demands of studying.


Living with ADHD can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing the pressures of studying. But the good news is that there are numerous strategies you can use, to not only accept your ADHD, but also excel in your educational pursuits. In this blog, we'll explore how to embrace your unique brain and conquer the demands of studying with grace and confidence.

Understanding ADHD

First things first, let's debunk some myths about ADHD. It's not just about fidgeting, forgetfulness, or a lack of attention. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a neurological condition characterised by difficulties with attention, impulse control, and executive functioning. It's not a sign of laziness or lack of intelligence.

Accepting ADHD

Know that you're not alone. Millions of people around the world have ADHD. You're in good company, and there's a supportive community waiting to connect with you. https://www.adhdaustralia.org.au

Reframing perceptions

Instead of seeing ADHD as a limitation, consider it a unique way of thinking. Many successful individuals have harnessed their ADHD traits to their advantage. Creativity, hyperfocus, and adaptability are just a few examples.

Strategies to manage study pressure

Exercise and sleep

Regular physical activity and adequate sleep can help manage ADHD symptoms. They boost focus and reduce impulsivity.

Break it down

Instead of tackling a massive study session, break your tasks into smaller, manageable chunks. Short, focused study periods can be more effective.

Study smart

Use active learning techniques like summarising information in your own words, creating mind maps, or teaching the material to someone else. These methods can engage your brain and improve retention.

Organise your space

Keep your study environment tidy and free of distractions. Use tools like planners, calendars, or digital apps. They can help you stay on top of your deadlines and schedules.

Five apps we recommend to stay organised


Bring your notes, to-dos, and schedules together to tame life’s distractions and accomplish more – at work, at home, and everywhere in between.

Brain Focus Productivity Timer

Brain Focus is a time-management application that helps you get things done!

Remember The Milk

Remember The Milk is the smart to-do app for busy people. You'll never forget the milk (or anything else) again.


Brainstorm visually and get a clear picture of your next side project, event or business.


Asana organises work so you and your teams are clear on what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done.

Seek support

Don't be afraid to ask for help. The Equitable Learning and Disability Support team at Chisholm can provide specialised support to help you out in the classroom including providing you with assistive technology.

Mental health support is also available if things get overwhelming. Whether it's a chat with a counsellor, a visit to our Success and Wellbeing team, or work with support groups, there are resources available to assist you at Chisholm.

To access any of our support services, get in touch!

Email us via studentservices@chisholm.edu.au, call 1300 244 746 (select option 4), or visit a Student Support Hub at our Dandenong, Frankston or Berwick campuses.