The easy thing in ADD ADHD
I’m working on the fourth draft of the fourth book and toying with the fifth and sixth books. The writing is fairly easy, enjoyable, therapeutic, and always rewards me with a sense of accomplishment when I get a few pages done.
Other things I need to do are less enticing and are piling up. (is this what Homey means by “need to accomplish” below?)
It’s just too easy to sit down and write on the book, doing what I want to do instead of what I need to do.
Does that sound familiar?
I’m working off my list, and trying to get at least one needed thing done before I reward myself by letting myself do more writing.
Usually it’s better to do the hard thing first, but sometimes if you’re really stuck, doing the easy thing is a good ADD ADHD strategy.
Homey’s tips on time management
my comments are in italics
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. just because something needs to be done doesn’t mean that God is calling you to be the one to do it
My day goes much better when I follow my plan rather than follow my desires (or distractions). this is the extremely relevant one for me today
When planning tomorrow, don’t just list “to-do’s” – also list things you need to accomplish to-do’s. I don’t quite understand this one, hope homey will explain
As far as my daily tasks, I do MOST of them MOST of the time but not ALWAYS. MOST of the time is good enough. ALWAYS is unattainable. good enough is good enough
When planning your day, keep in mind how much time things take. You can’t do a 4-hour project if you only have 2 hours. yes! And you won’t be able to get two days worth of to-do’s done in half a day
Keep your planner OPEN and nearby and look at it often. You’ll be amazed how much more productive you are. or your appointment book or red card to-do list or whatever system you use. You do have a system, don’t you?
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