Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? No matter what you do you just cant find the motivation to get your task/housework done. If you feel this way, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Not only are you not the first women with ADHD to feel like procrastination just won’t let you go, but you also aren’t the first women with ADHD to seek out help to get beyond the procrastination charm. Read my latest blog to discovery new ways to eliminate procrastination for good.
Keep track of how you spend your time – At the beginning of each week write down everything that you need to do (even travel time) and estimate how much time you spend on it. You may be surprised that you are wasting you waste enormous amounts of time aimlessly surfing the web, reading blogs that don’t really help improve your quality of life, “chatting” on Twitter, and so on. Ask yourself how your life would improve if you used that time productively instead.
Three Questions To Ask Yourself– Before you start working on any task, you can ask yourself the following three questions
-Is this the best use of my time at the moment?’
-Am I the best person to perform this task?
-Am I using this task as an excuse to avoid working on something else thats more important?
Have someone hold you accountable. Accountability is one of the best methods for a women with ADHD and warding off procrastination. You’re much more likely to get a task done if there’s someone holding you accountable. If you’re having trouble getting started on a task, find someone to hold you accountable.
Change the way you think from “have to” to “choose to”. You may be procrastinating because you feel that you’re being forced by someone else to perform a task that you don’t want to do. For example, you may be telling yourself that your non-ADHD spouse is trying to manipulate you into mending the broken fence. Since you don’t like being manipulated, you procrastinate:
-You watch TV.
-You play video games.
-You take the dog for a walk.
Break tasks down into smaller steps. One of the main reasons women with ADHD procrastinate is because the project that they need to tackle is so big, that they don’t know where to start and it make you feel overwhelmed. What you need to do is break the project down into smaller steps, so that they feel manageable.