2 months ago I got an assignment on ADHD in Psychology. It’s due tomorrow and I have written one paragraph…
I had to write an email to my professors in my final year asking for an extension on an essay about adhd because of my adhd.
It began: “So I’m aware of the irony here…”
Just revisiting this to point put that they did give me an extension. I handed in the assessment, did pretty well on it, and the professor I most respected in the university (who ran the class) never said a word about it to me.
It turns out they didn’t care at all about the extended deadline, just that I was trying and that I gave them a heads up when I needed help.
Remember to ask for help when you need it, even if it makes you feel a little silly. Ask early if you can so that the people you’re asking have time to think about a response/plan of action, but if you find yourself stressing out 24hours out from a deadline still just ask.
This has been one of the hardest and most important things I have learnt over the last 10 years.
Ask for help. Ask early. Even if it’s scary.
You are not a burden.
You are not dumb.
You are not expected to already just “know” everything.
Needing help does not make you weak and asking for help makes you incredibly strong.
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