Use a Self Evaluation Form as a tool to help you evaluate how your ADHD affects the various areas of your life. As a guide, consider the symptoms and outcomes that many of my clients have listed in their own notebooks as presented below:

Symptom ADHD Cause Outcome
Has a poor sense of time Time Mismanagement Always late
Accomplishes little
Seen as undependable
Difficulty prioritizing Procrastination Often disappoints others
Does work on wrong projects
Avoids important tasks
Acting before thinking; getting bored easily Impulsivity Spotty employment history
Can’t maintain relationships
Can’t tolerate boredom
Easily sidetracked from goal Distractibility Jumps from task to task
Doesn’t listen to others
Misses deadlines
Inflexible; stuck in details Trouble with Transitions Can’t let go
Too controlling
Easily agitated

Now chart your own symptoms and their impact on both you and those close to you by completing your own Self Evaluation Form.