With my ADHD I wasn’t doing what I need to do.
On my to-do list, for a very long time, was “car and tires”.
I needed to get my car to the mechanic for an oil change, and to the tire store to get the tires rotated. I knew it was necessary, that it could save me a lot of trouble later on, that it was the adult responsible thing to do.
But I wasn’t doing it.
Well, first, the first step was to call and make the appointments. Even I could see that. But I wasn’t. This stayed on my mind, hung over my head, was unpleasant and uncomfortable.
But I didn’t do it.
I think if there had been a deadline it would’ve helped, because that’s one of things that gets us with ADHD to move, but there wasn’t.
And I didn’t.
Suddenly, I had an insight. Have I mentioned the ADHD strategy of small steps before? Well, I wasn’t using it.
I didn’t need to get the car and the tires done. I needed to get the car done. And then I needed to get the tires done. I needed to change my to-do list from “car and tires” to “car”, “tires.”
As soon as I realized this, I called and made the car appointment. After a few days of procrastinating, I called and made the tire appointment.
- Small steps
- Practice what you preach
Personal Question O the Day:
Do you ever find yourself procrastinating?
Bonus Links O the Day:
Explanation O the Day:
My wife gave me the gift of the round tuit. So I can’t say anymore, “When I get a round tuit.” Because now I’ve got one.