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Kevin Ju
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This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

The accountability you feel to others provides motivation. What looks like a lack of motivation is often seen with ADHD: http://www.additude.com/adhd/article/10117.html.

Setting up a very structured routine can help (http://www.additude.com/slideshow/37/). Saturday is laundry; Sunday you clean the kitchen, Monday you vacuum floors, Tuesday you pay bills…. You can set it up in a way that makes the most sense for you and your work/home schedule. By making a very structured routine, you eliminate the need to make a decision and motivate yourself to take action. Tell yourself, “On THIS day, I do THIS.”

Good luck!

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs