Coping mechanisms are the strategies or skills people use to manage a problem. For people with ADHD these coping mechanisms help us manage life better.
You ask me “What is it like to have ADHD”? Here’s the most important thing I want you to understand: how I experience ADHD is not how you will experience it. This is because the only consistent thing about ADHD is its inconsistency. Also we’re kinda inconsistent people because of our inconsistent ADHD.