Focus on What Works

Stop Underestimating

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2. Stop Underestimating

ADHD adults tend to be too optimistic when it comes to fulfilling their obligations. Sometimes, this means you take on too much, and consequently you feel overwhelmed and incompetent. When it comes to timing your day, that initial optimism probably makes you late more often than not.

Get realistic: track the route, time the activity, and factor in traffic (assume there will always be heavy traffic, just to be safe). Practice, pay attention, and don’t rationalize when you feel like delaying your departure. The better you get to know your pace, the better you can craft a suitable plan for yourself.

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