Revolutionising ADHD: Unleashing the power of organisation

Do you ever notice that you have the best intentions but organising and planning ahead is a daily struggle? Sometimes time feels like it moves too fast or too slow? How do you experience time?

ADHD impacts attention and our brains executive function, this means our tricky brains can impact how and what we do, despite our best intentions. 

Key behaviours seen in people with ADHD can be starting tasks but not completing, procrastination and under-estimation of time that tasks take (to name a few). This can lead to a sense of failure and missed opportunities - all of which impact our self esteem. 

Our goal of offering support is to improve functioning and quality of life, by helping you gain more strategies. 

Revolutionising ADHD: unleashing the potential of time management!

Do you ever think a task will take less time that it really takes? Does this ever decrease your morale and lead to further avoidance? 

Do you ever start a task and not finish it because you really did not have enough time in the day? or not start at all because you realise it will take so much of your time?

Does this again lead you to feel like you have failed before you have even started? 

Time is best seen as a tool for you to use, it can be used to help you manage your days/tasks and achievements. Rather that rely on your memory or old ways of working, maybe simple time management strategies could help. 

Below is a helpful place to start to evaluate the things you may find helpful to find out more about and adapt into your life...

There are so many ways that we can help you to work on time management strategies. 


Revolutionising ADHD: embrace the power of proactive planning

When working with common mental health problems such as low mood, an evidence based treatment is 'behavioural activation'. Behavioural based work is about breaking tasks down, then using a diary to plan and prioritise tasks. Rather than wait for motivation to come to us before we start making change, it is about working from the 'outside in', so this means plan and do the task, then see how you feel afterwards. 

When our minds are so busy, there are difficulties with our own executive functioning, using simple tools that we can offer can help us start to effect a change and if consistently practised then this will become more automatic. Remember you likely know what will help but ADHD may impact putting your intentions into action - this is where we can help.  

This is also true of the importance of planning in self care, meal planning. If we have a plan of what we need to do this week or even tomorrow, we can start to prepare and plan ahead, reducing avoidance and possible impulsivity. 

We can support you implementing this work, accountability is a powerful tool to offer an external motivator. 

Meal planning
A helpful tool to aid planning is to consider what meals you will have ahead of time, then you can break down what you need to buy to help reduce impulsivity and improve planning/organisation skills!

Self care
Start to think about what you would like to do to look after yourself - this can then assist your daily planning! 

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