michelle, for ADD or ADHD:
you are right about focusing on strengths. you just need strategies to cope with your not so strongs where they actually cause a problem.
ideas for strategies to stay on task:
break tasks into small steps, focus on one at a time.
give yourself a reward every time you complete one.
schedule a small amount to get done each day, a weeks calendar is good for this. often you can get more done than you scheduled, but if not, you done good.
figure your attention span, for most people it is about 45 minutes. yours may be less. schedule your tasks/steps with this in mind. then take a break. you need strategies for breaks so you can get back to work, be careful what you do on the break exercise is good.
label distractions – “oh, that is a distraction” — out loud
ocd is very helpful, up to a point.
routine is very very helpful.
and others. you need to find what works for you
focusing on this specific problem, staying on task, is a a great start. you may be able to break it down into smaller specific. focusing on a task when ——.
this was in response to a post from michelle – thanks.