For those with Adult ADHD, there’s some important self-care steps to take to look after yourself at work. Here’s my top tips for mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Often procrastination problems affiliated with Adult ADHD, can have its underlying roots in two major causes. One, expecting perfectionism, or, secondly, an uncertainty as to where to begin. Taking small steps to overcoming procrastination problems, can give you a great feeling of accomplishment and, ‘get the ball rolling’ toward completing the task.
Let’s look at this from a practical perspective. For example, if you have several weeks of important papers piling up, causing you to feel overwhelmed, here’s a possible strategy to help get those mounds of papers organized and under control. The end goal being hopefully reducing your feelings of stress about the paperwork.
When you have completed this seven-step system, reward yourself, even if you only managed to sort a very small pile of paperwork. Get out and go enjoy a walk or bike ride, movie or other activity away from your home. Taking a time out from the task can also be a real motivator and re-energizer for coming back home and completing the job in hand.
These first steps can be the most challenging, and if you manage to complete only one of them, you have done a very good job. Congratulations YOU!