I am way too busy – is it life, or me, or ADHD?
I know that “busy” is only a state of mind and not a reality. I truely believe this, although I have found it difficult to sell the concept to other people who find themselves “busy.” The fact is we can only do one thing at a time (in general) and that one thing is the only thing we need to do right now.. When it is done, then we will have another one thing to do.
But there are many factors causing us to feel that or to believe that we are busy, and these factors interrelate and reinforce each other.
With ADHD we have trouble setting priorities. We have many interests and we want to do everything, so we have an impossibly long to-do list, which we probably don’t know how to use (the rule of five.) We have trouble completing things, so there are unfinished tasks hanging over our heads.
Life can be hard, but with strategies to address these things, our lives can be better. But I still feel busy today.