I admit, 15-30 minutes every day raised my blood pressure! My ADHD has been a tool for a lot of negative self-talk, and I immediately saw the narrative:
- Enter with the best of intentions
- Succeed for a couple of days
- Start forgetting or getting sidetracked
- Hate myself for years to come
My partner and I are still working things out, but a couple of pieces that work really well for us:
- I strongly second the Kanban board. Having a complete list in one place is imperative
- Use visual cues. If the dishwasher is clean, put a magnet so he knows to empty it
- Expect hills and valleys. A counselor told me ADHD people don’t really make habits, and I think she’s right. Making it today’s “crisis” might actually be a good plan, so long as the work you put in to “keep the lights on” is about equal to his “crisis spree.”
- Have an agreed upon “minimum” – loved the article liz.cember!
Hope it helps. I’m new on my ADHD journey, and my fiance and I are still looking for a working system.
- This reply was modified 4 years ago by Squirrely.