9 ADHD Time Management Hacks Infographic
The ADHD Time Management Hacks Infographic below summarizes 9 ADHD time management tips to instantly improve your life! As an ADHD Life, Productivity & Business Coach, I’ve witnessed many people solve long-standing time management issues through creating deeper awareness around time. The key, of course, is to find time management hacks that uniquely work for you and to begin with self-awareness.
Effective time management hacks solve your unique problems.
Managing time more effectively starts with managing yourself. This is why most coaching helps you deepen your self-awareness. One important skill to play with is the art of pausing. ADHD brains can be incessantly busy. The ‘H’ for hyperactivity is not limited to body movement or restlessness. ADHD brains often create endless thought and emotional loops that require focussed attention to interrupt. When you endeavor to interrupt your brain’s natural tendency to keep moving, you create pivot points. Each pivot point allows you a moment-by-moment opportunity to make a choice. Choosing your behaviors, responses and comments are far more effective than being constantly caught at the effect of a non-stop brain. Since ADHD impacts all of your executive functioning skills and all of them work together to help you manage tasks within the time you have, the art of pausing is essential to your growth.
Your time management approach must cover 9 different gaps effectively.
So in order to manage your time more effectively, you must begin with awareness to manage the 9 gaps that steal your time. It’s easy to chase the newest app, system or tool but no one tool solves every time management problem. The ADHD time management hacks that work for you may be different than those used by neurotypicals. And that is okay. No time hack works for everyone. Your key to consistently getting time on your side is to develop your own unique time management system, healthy sustainable habits, and tools you will trust and use consistently.
To be successful your ADHD time management hacks must solve for 9 gaps, consistently. Any time management system must, without fail, consistently help you do these 9 things repeatedly.
- Instantly capture ideas
- Categorize and organize data
- Regular planning
- Simple prioritizing methods
- Time blocks for work and play
- Organize, store and retrieve information easily
- Reminders to solve for working and prospective memory gaps
- Maintenance routines that are easily repeatable and simple
- Consistency to encourage helpful habits
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