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What do Calvin and Hobbes have to do with ADHD?

“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
“What mood is that?
“Last-minute panic.”
Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist Bill Watterson is credited with this quotation. Sure makes me wonder whether he might have familiarity with ADHD!

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Ready, Set, … Go? Activation and ADHD

“Even if I know what I need to get done, I have such trouble getting started!”

“I can sit in the library, right in front of my computer, and still not start working.”

“I can make a to-do list. But, I can also easily avoid it!

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Posted in activation, ADD, ADHD, getting started, motivation, procrastination

How to Get Going on a Task: Ten Tips for Success!

Always doing things at the last possible moment? You are not alone! 

Many people with AD/HD have trouble getting started on tasks — whether homework, chores, or job responsibilities. 

This procrastination, or lack of ability to activate or initiate a task,

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“I just can’t get started on things!”

Have trouble getting started on tasks and projects? That’s not surprising if you have AD/HD. No, it doesn’t mean that you are “lazy” or lack willpower. It’s just part of the way your brain’s wiring works. 
Trouble getting started is often called trouble initiating action. 

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Posted in initiation, procrastination