Is It Good To Set Goals If You Have ADHD?
I’m a big fan of setting goals, but it’s hard for us ADHDers. We always overestimate what we can do and underestimate how long it will take, don’t we? And setting unreasonable goals just sets us up for failure which is demoralizing and makes it harder to get ourself to start things, a typical ADHD symptom.
I’ve shifted gears. Trying to take it easy now.
At the gym, I’ve stopped trying to raise the weight on the machines every time. If I just show up and do what’s already set that’s good enough. This has made the work out much more pleasant and its easier to motivate myself to get to the gym. I still occasionally do raise a weight but its not required.
You may have noticed I’m not posting as often. That’s partly due to work and travel, but I started with a goal of two posts a week. I kept it up for a while, but it wasn’t a reasonable goal. I would still like to have a new post weekly, but it’s not really a goal. No pressure.
I’m about to finish the redo of the 365 Tips book, but I have no deadline set. Just keep plugging away and it’ll get done.
I’m trying to break the habit of rating my performance in general. Good enough is good enough.
But I still think goals are good. They just need to be reasonable.
PS O the Day:
Reducing your goals just might reduce your anxiety or your depression.
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