I highly recommend editing your vocabulary and eliminating the words “should” and “have to.” As soon as we say one of these bad words to ourselves, we develop automatic unconscious resistance to doing the task. We really don’t need anything to foster our procrastination.
An ADHD Strategy:
I have recommended saying, “need to” or, “it would be good for me to.”
A Better ADHD strategy:
But this approach, of being determined to eliminate the bad words, often leads to awkward sentence construction. I recently ran across a better approach. Eliminate the bad words, “should” and “have to,” and substitute “I get to.” This changes the whole thing.
I get to carry out the garbage. I get to pay my bills. I get to write tomorrow’s blog.
It’s a positive outlook. Your life will be better.
Questions O Question the Day:
Can you tell me where I saw this “get to” strategy, so I can give credit?
Can you tell me how I can get the pictures to be side-by-side on Facebook?
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