ADHD can make it difficult to prioritize. If a task is important, but not interesting, it can be difficult to make it a top priority. Read on for suggestions on ways to improve your prioritization skills!
If you have ADHD, I recommend that you commit to spending 5 minutes each day making a quick plan. Once each week, spend 10 or 15 minutes. If this is a task you dislike, set a timer so you know you’ll be free when the buzzer sounds!
When planning your week and day, make sure you are working towards your top priorities. Ask yourself a few questions regarding each meeting, task or other assignment to help you decide what are the highest priorities in a given day or week…
- How will this task or meeting move me towards my goals?
- Is this task or meeting important?
- Does this task feel important just because it is urgent?
- Is there another way for this task to get accomplished?
If you commit to asking yourself these questions for at least 3 weeks, experience tells me that you’ll see a positive change in your prioritization skills. Are you ready to commit? Leave us a comment and let us know your plans!
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