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It’s Been Awhile- Procrastination in Action

It’s been almost two years since I wrote my first blog post. At the time I had the intention of writing a post at least once a month. Time flew by and the task of writing a blog seemed to keep moving to the bottom of my list. Finally it fell off my list completely. It wasn’t a high priority/urgent item for me. But it was something I wanted to do. I wanted to dialogue with you. I thought it could be helpful because sooooo many folks with ADHD feel like they are out there alone. I love the idea of sharing ideas,thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately, procrastination ended up erasing even the intention for a long time.

I don’t usually struggle with procrastination. In fact I often am helping people with ADHD not procrastinate. In this case, it was something that was unfamiliar to me. I didn’t really understand much about blogs. I didn’t take any steps to better understand blogging so I let it drop off my radar–even though I thought it was important.

All of us tend to procrastinate most on tasks we feel are overwhelming, too big and will take too much time, energy and effort. We procrastinate when we don’t know exactly what to do or how to do it. We rarely procrastinate on tasks which we enjoy and feel competent and capable of doing quickly. This is true if you have ADHD and if you don’t.

Writing a blog now seems less overwhelming to me. And connecting with you through a blog is still important to me. I am now ready to try again. Trying again is a critical life skill (more on that topic in another blog).

I will post a blog at least once a month.– There, now I’ve said it out loud. Stating your intention is a great coaching strategy to help you and me attain a goal (more on that topic in another blog too).

Please share your thoughts on this blog. Does procrastination stop you from your intentions? What have you found to help you jump in to those tasks that seem overwhelming?

Looking forward to blogging with you,

Michele

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