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Thank you very much with all your help. I am at a reading stage now, trying to implement various strategies. @marissa and @anomalocaris, best of luck with your treatment/progress and I hope it works out.
@penny, thanks for the links. I’ve seen some of them and there are plenty of parallels to what I’ve gone through. My main obstacle is execution. I don’t think my organisation skills are lacking in the ‘making a template with tasks/times’ stage, but I just find time disappears and things get delayed as a pattern and it’s a constant battle to try to make it happen. A funny symptom I have is that on the days I’m really determined to start early and get something productive done, the day progresses disappointingly. One the other hand, the days where I’ve done nothing, then somehow randomly squeeze some work in, I achieve 5 times as much.
The path to consistency is tricky and the pressures post 30 (life’s pressures for family/career/money) are so high that one has no choice.
I think at the moment I’m trying to get past the ‘wtf is this the reason life has gone this way’ stage and trying to have empathy for those that thought I was underachieving due to laziness (which I don’t blame them for). Just tricky not to feel ‘hard done by’.
I try not to be defeatist, and it’s too easy to look online and pat myself on the back that ‘it’s not my fault etc.’ but without being a little tough how does one progress?
There are people with ADHD that have achieved very highly, and are workaholics. Logically I have to believe that it’s possible to even reach 25 percent of what they do 🙁