Studying and working when you have ADHD can be challenging, and it’s difficult when there are other people who appear to be doing a better job than you. Sadly, low self-esteem is common in ADHD adults who have a tendency to discount their own strengths and successes.
If you find you’re struggling with self-esteem, try asking other people to identify your strengths. Low self-esteem can be extremely damaging and it’s in the interest of workplaces to look after the mental health of their employees. Indeed, many workplaces now actively focus on mental health and an increasing number of people are trained in mental health first aid.
Also, you’d be wise to remember that, if you spend your life comparing yourself to other people, you’ll never feel good about yourself.