By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
We all struggle with procrastination at times. I struggle with focus when I am distracted or overwhelmed. Knowing this about myself helps me better prioritize my day and stay on task. Interestingly, I came across a post linking ADHD to procrastination from the Associated Press. The author, Bruce Ziebarth, offers his tips for dealing with procrastination as an ADHD sufferer. I am sharing a snippet of the article here. If it interests you, click to link below to read the entire article at assocatedcontent.com.
Link Between Adult ADHD and Procrastination
Many people procrastinate. People procrastinate for a variety of reasons; sometimes we just do not feel like doing something, sometimes there is something we want to do more, and sometimes we are just being lazy. No matter who you are, you have probably fought with procrastination. For people with Adult ADHD, procrastination is more than an annoying fact.
Adult ADHD is not a simple condition like cancer or diabetes. Adult ADHD is made up of symptoms from many different categories. A person receives an Adult ADHD diagnosis by showing several of the symptoms including trouble with organization, paying attention, finishing a task, etc. These symptoms must also rise to the level of interfering with daily living. Adult ADHD’s broad range of symptoms makes it difficult to address everyone’s needs. However, whether you have Adult ADHD or not, the strategies outlined here will help you identify why you procrastinate and help avoid future procrastination.
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