If you want an easier life.
Less clutter. Fewer distractions. A completed task list. Less stress. More control.
Even if you take ADHD medication it doesn’t seem to do enough. Meds may help you focus a bit better, but you’re still swimming in too much to do and too many piles.
You feel like a hamster on a wheel and still aren’t getting everything done.
If you’re tired of living like this I suggest you pay more attention ADHD Structure #7 – your ADHD systems.
Living with ADHD doesn’t have to be so hard!
ADHD systems sound kind of geeky, don’t they?
Don’t let your eyes glaze over. This isn’t freshman physics.
ADHD systems is another way of saying habits and routines to make living with attention deficit easier.
Creating simple systems to manage your life are an essential piece of your ADHD scaffolding.
They make complex tasks easier and prevent things from piling up and becoming overwhelming.
How to Create ADHD Systems
- Start small. Don’t expect to build these systems all at once. Take one at a time and work it one step at a time.
- Make them realistic so they work for your ADHD approach to life. Often we make things so complicated they don’t work.
- Begin with the basic activities that keep your clutter and chaos under control at work and at home:
- Dealing with the mail
- Doing the dishes
- Paying your bills
- Planning your day
- Clearing your desk
- Completing essential paperwork.
My ADHD systems are the habits and routines that keep me organized and on top of the details of my full and busy life.
Often they’re little steps I’m tempted to ignore, but when I do, I’m sentenced to an overwhelming backlog and a mess to contend with.
Small tasks are easier for ADHD adults. Having the right scaffolding of ADHD systems to keep you organized, calm, and in control is a good place to start.