I just came across a game-changer for ADHD brains! Read on...
One of the biggest contradictions I’ve noticed with ADHDers is this:
While schedules make us feel imprisoned and are very difficult to stick to, we also thrive with some kind of structure.
ADHDers are always getting suggestions to try “time blocking”. I even try it out with most of my clients. But lately, I've been hearing from a lot of them that they find they need to work with their energy levels, with their impulses, when the inspiration takes them.
Having ADHD means energy levels can vary considerably day to day, even hour to hour.
So I was really excited when the universe recently presented me with an alternative to time blocking. It's not my idea. Credit goes to ADHD coach Mandy Bauer, who I follow on Instagram. She calls it "Intuitive Workflow".
What is an Intuitive Workflow?
With this strategy, you get to match up the kind of task with your mood and energy levels on a particular day. It makes YOU in charge of your schedule, so you won't feel like rebelling against a constraint.
Here's how it works...
Step 1 - The List
First, write down all the tasks you need / want to complete that week.
Step 2 - Categorize
Then, group the tasks into “like” categories. For example, some tasks require creativity. Others require intense focus. Others might be boring, so they can be done with a bit of background activity or duel-tasking.
Step 3 - This is the part where you get to choose!
Each time block, pick from the bucket of tasks that match how you’re feeling at the time - inspired/creative, focused or low-energy. It means you have options and ADHD brains love options!
What'da think? Wanna try it?
Getting “blah” stuff done when you have ADHD can be frustrating, discouraging, and downright HARD!
But it doesn't have to be.
Use this guide to begin to master your mind and take control, so that you can thrive with ADHD!