Quick Tip

Do Something Boring For Yourself

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In general, people with ADHD have a hard time doing things that are boring. That includes taking good care of yourself.  Let's face it, Eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, taking vitamins – they all take so much time! What's worse, they can be so boring!

I realize that when I take the time to do the boring aspects of self-care, the benefits are well worth it.  It's a dilemma, because it's all about delayed gratification, something that is not easy for people with ADHD.

So my suggestion this week is to do something boring for yourself. Here's how:

  1.  Identify something you really want to do for yourself that you've been having trouble sticking with.
  2. Figure out what the benefits will be for you when you do it.
  3. Really focus on your motivation – get specific, or draw a picture or write yourself a big note about WHY you want to do it.
  4. Figure out how you might make that one thing more interesting or fun.
  5. Tell someone else that you plan to focus on this one area (accountability helps).
  6. Commit to sticking with this ONE thing for 3 weeks.

Give it a try and see if it works. At the very least, it won't be boring!

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