The strategies that work for people with ADHD are just good strategies that work for most people. Rather than feel self-conscious about the strategies that help you be successful, do what works and enjoy your success.
Gratitude is a great motivator. What are you grateful for? Who is grateful to you?
Folks with ADHD may use up their free passes too quickly sometimes, but there are ways to earn them back and keep yourself in others’ good graces.
ADHD can make you feel crazy sometimes—at least if you’re paying attention. Although it should make you feel crazy sometimes, it doesn’t have to make you feel miserable.
It takes mental energy to resist distractions and leaves us with less willpower for other tasks. By cutting out these distractions and temptations, you’ll have more energy to persist with what you need to get done.
Sometimes getting on top of your ADHD means working on several things at once, such as medication, getting enough sleep, getting organized, etc. The more of these pieces you address, the more likely you are to build some good momentum.
Why do we do all those things that are bad for us, that get us into trouble, or that we just shouldn’t do?
Jen and I discuss executive functions as a preview of my presentation for the Virtual ADHD Conference.
Change takes time, but it does happen if you work at it. Be willing to let it take some time.