Re: Tips & Tricks Needed to Cope
May I ask why you are opposed to medication? Meds have helped lots of folks with ADD. Of course it isn't necessary, but the right med might be able to help.
Many folks with ADD are helped by adrenalin. Anger produces adrenalin. Skydiving produces adrenalin. Driving like a maniac produces adrenalin. Ruining your financial situation produces adrenalin.
My point is, that adrenalin is a drug (produced by the body, but a drug nonetheless) that helps an ADD person to focus. Sometimes folks find ways to utilize this in socially acceptible ways, such as working as an ambulance driver or taking up a risky hobby like skydiving. Sometimes folks are not aware of the benefits of adrenalin, and they produce it in socially unacceptible ways, like getting angry or setting up their lives to be always on the brink of failure.
Working in an office, even at a job that you like, can be an environment with looooong stretches of boooooredom. ADDers need stimulous to keep our brains functioning. If we don't have it from the outside (ambulance driver gets frequent calls to go racing through the streets to rescue someone), we create the stimulous ourselves. In the right environment, this can be a good thing. You are indicating that, in your environment, it's a bad thing.
I suggest that you pursue the quest to get a diagnosis. Once you have the diagnosis, you can start figuring out what to do about it. Meds have helped lots of folks -- one of the earliest meds that turned out to be helpful to lots of folks was Ritalin, a stimulant. Remember, adrenalin is a stimulant. Undiagnosed ADDers are notorious for trying to find a way to self-medicate. It may be that a stimulant med might help you. It may be that simply learning how to channel your own adrenalin will also help.
Welcome to the ADD group!