With ADHD, developing a toolbox of skills and strategies that support time management and task management, including prioritization approaches, are critical. With the more relaxed pace of the summer behind you, the fall is a good time to evaluate your needs in this regard. You might want to consider:
- How well am I managing time?
- How effective is my use of a calendar or planner?
- How is my to-do list approach working for me?
- How well am I keeping track of longer-range as well as short-term goals?
- What’s my relationship to getting started with tasks?
- How about following through?
Here’s a link to another post addressing a common source of failing to move forward with tasks and priorities – self-defeating beliefs – offering a creative and effective strategy for addressing thoughts that get in the way of forward momentum: When self-defeating beliefs interfere with productivity.
Wow! … sounds heavy!? But, yet, knowing what matters most to you is critical to prioritizing, and to feeling fulfilled and effective, and, yes – productive – in life.
I invite you to consider coaching as a way to achieve more clarity as well as to sign up for the fall session of my tele-course on mindfulness for ADHD starting in October, based on Lydia Zylowska’s research-backed book, The Mindfulness Prescription for ADHD. Coaching can help you clarify your values. Developing a mindfulness practice can support attention, self-regulation, efficiency, and the self-awareness that can help you live out your values. All of which lead to improved productivity and satisfaction with life.
Here’s to a productive fall! And a meaningful life!