Overcoming Procrastination: Tips for People with ADHD to Get Things Done

Procrastination is a common challenge for people with ADHD, but it’s possible to overcome it.

Here are some tips for decreasing procrastination:

  1. Break tasks down into smaller steps: Large tasks can be overwhelming and can lead to procrastination. Try breaking tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps. This will make them feel more manageable and will help you get started.
  2. Set specific goals and deadlines: Having a clear goal and deadline can help motivate you to get started on a task. Make sure to set realistic goals and deadlines, and try to break your goals down into smaller steps to help you stay on track.
  3. Use a calendar: A planner or calendar can help you stay organized and on top of tasks. Make sure to schedule time for important tasks, and use your planner or calendar to keep track of deadlines and commitments.
  4. Find an accountability partner: Having someone to hold you accountable can be a great way to stay on track. Consider finding a friend or mentor who can check in with you regularly and help you stay on track.
  5. Find ways to make tasks more enjoyable: If you’re struggling to get started on a task, try to find ways to make it more enjoyable. This might mean listening to music, working in a quiet space, or finding a way to make the task more fun.

Overall, overcoming procrastination takes time and effort, but it’s possible. By breaking tasks down into smaller steps, setting specific goals and deadlines, staying organized, and finding ways to make tasks more enjoyable, you can learn to slowly decrease the amount of time you spend procrastinating.


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