Motivation a Challenge?

Had some new years resolutions? How’s it going?
Struggling with motivation?  (On the resolutions or other areas of life?)

You are not alone!

Motivational challenges are common with AD/HD. In fact, some research shows that motivational issues and AD/HD stem from a reduction in dopamine, an important neurotransmitter in the brain.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t get motivated!

Here are some questions to ponder about motivation:
  • What things do motivate me?
  • How can I bring some of that energy to the task at hand? 
  • What about the task at hand is important to me?
  • What time of day is it easiest to do the things I feel less motivated about?
  • How helpful would it be to make fun stuff a reward for the “other stuff”?
  • What can I do to make the “other” stuff more appealing?
    • Break the task into bits and do just one bit at a time?
    • Race against the clock?
    • Ask someone to do the task with me, or at least stay nearby to keep me on task?
  • How helpful would it be to develop routines and schedules for some of what just has to get done? 
  • What will I feel like if I get the job done? What about if I don’t? 
Want to learn more?

If you’d like some help exploring strategies that will work best to motivate you, consider coaching! Contact me for a free introductory session.
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