With ADHD We Get Embarrassed a Lot (Plus I often embarrass my wife)
I’ve written frequently that I was going to fix my images so that they showed up properly on Facebook. And a very kind follower showed me how to fix them.
It’s very embarrassing that I don’t remember my rescuer’s name and I can’t find it. Anyway, I am appreciative.
Posting that I was going to do it was a strategy. So that it would be embarrassing if I didn’t.
Well, I haven’t and it is.
I definitely want them done. That is not the same as wanting to do them, though.
Reasons for Procrastinating:
- I’m not actually sure that I can do them. I tried to use the method. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn’t
2 The method is complicated so that it takes time and effort. I feel like I don’t have the time. Obviously, that’s just an issue of priorities. With ADHD we are not good at prioritizing.
3. Since it’s complicated, I always feel like there has to be a simpler way, and that I’m wasting time doing it this way. I hate wasting time.
But I’m tired of having this hanging over my head, and I do want the images to be right.
I have Wednesday afternoon, and all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday off next week. I am committing to not do any other tasks until I get this one done.
The ADHD strategy of one.
Plus, I think once I get into it and get familiar with the process it won’t be nearly so hard. Hoping.
Strategy: The basic strategy for procrastination is small steps, but I don’t see how to apply that here. Maybe plan to do just one picture, but that isn’t the issue; the issue is using the technique.
Trouble Making Decisions? from Attitude Magazine
What Does This Link Have To Do With ADHD? Nothing, it’s just my favorite Song O the Day. Maybe of all time. And it’s worth reading the comments. Enjoy!
Update O the day:
Dinos very generously got in touch after this post and again offered his help.