Procrastination is Brilliant*

procrastination, but there’s better ways. i sailed through high school, then hit the brick wall in college


“I’ve honed procrastination to a fine art.”

Sienna was an honors student in the top 10% of her high school class. She lettered in field hockey, sang in the choir, led the debate team and ran  a small graduationjewelry craft business. She had considered her study habits to be entirely college-ready, simply because they resulted in such good grades.

The same habits weren’t working out so well for her in college. After two semesters at a state college, she was in danger of academic probation. Her grades had progressively declined, she was anxious, experiencing palpitations and couldn’t concentrate. I asked her to tell me about her study habits. She took a deep breath and summarized:

“I’ve honed procrastination to a fine art.”

In truth, that is exactly what she had done. She finished literally everything in her life just as it was due.  Fortunately, she was brilliant and did remarkable work…

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Procrastination is Brilliant*

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  2. homemakersdaily says:

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