Stop Procrastinating! 5 Ways to Improve Productivity With Adult ADD

Simple strategies to help ADHD adults start — and finish — projects at home and the job.


Filed Under: Deadlines and Procrastination, Organization Tips for ADD Adults, ADHD Time Management
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5. Take One Step at a Time

Break large tasks into pieces. The smaller steps aren’t as intimidating and facilitate getting started. If a project can’t be completed piecemeal over several days, keep up your momentum by focusing only on the next doable step. Write this step on a sticky note and post it within your line of sight.

Put on your blinders and focus on this one step rather than on the task as a whole. When that’s done, move on to the next step in the same manner. Before you know it, you’ll be done.

Try it: If you need external pressure to stick to a task, enlist a body double — someone who will sit with you quietly while you’re working on a boring chore.


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