Yes, you know what you should do. And you know how to do it. But you just can’t get your brain to go along with you.
Here is one of my favorite ways to work with your ADHD (instead of fighting against it) to get your brain to pay attention:
Step 1. When you notice that you’re drifting or have that “mired in mud” feeling and just cannot do the thing you know you should be doing, or, you watch yourself getting involved in something else you can “get out of the way quickly,” which of course is just procrastination -- the very moment you notice it, STAND UP. If you’re already standing up, take a step back, shake your arms, and stand at attention.
Step 2. From there, give yourself marching orders. Whatever it is you should be doing, say it out loud, as if placing an order with [Read more...]