As an ADHD coach, one thing I strongly suggest to reduce stress is that my clients carve out a time for planning every single day. It’s almost like a sacred time, an appointment you keep with yourself. It can reduce that worry of, “Oh no, what was I supposed to do today?” And it takes away the possibility of forgetting something that will cause all sorts of angst if it doesn’t get done – like filling out your child’s field trip permission form or remembering to renew your prescription.
I know planning isn’t easy because not only does it mean remembering to plan, it also means figuring out what needs to get done when. But for now, if it sounds right, you could experiment with the first step of trying out a formal planning time. Continue reading “Formal Planning Times for ADHD Stress Relief” »