You know those goals with no deadlines? The stuff that’s actually really important to your well-being, and, dare I say it, your soul? (I can say stuff like that because I live in California.) The projects that keep losing out in the competition for your limited time, energy and focus? I want to help you get to those.
ADHD can make getting to them a lot harder. I’ll discuss some of the reasons for this in the context of concrete strategies that have a shot at working for you. I’ll suggest ways to integrate them into your days, weeks and/or months. I’ll also talk about activation, initiation and task-shifting.
I’m serious about helping you get started. While you are listening to me, you might approach something you’ve been meaning to get to, such as (cautiously) cleaning out the spider web in your old guitar. If you are away, or otherwise occupied, (I’m pretty sure you aren’t sitting still for this), I hope to offer you a surplus of ideas possibly including some you haven’t already tried. This presentation will be less theoretical than practical. Because, as you probably know, “ADHD isn’t a disorder of not knowing what to do. It’s a disorder of not doing what we know.” Russell Barkley, PhD (I think.)
- Gain an increased understanding of how the person with ADHD’s perception of time, and the future, contributes to delay.
- Make starting easier: provide strategies for picking up the project where you left off with the least amount of effort and thought.
- Know how to make progress on a project from the couch (or wherever else the person with ADHD may be stuck.
Who: Kim Kensington, Psy.D.
Dr. Kensington is a clinical psychologist and ADHD coach for adults, a speaker at International conferences, and the author of “Starting Tomorrow: How to Get Stuff Done So You Can Have More Fun.” Diagnosed at age 44 with primarily inattentive ADHD, she shares as much practical information as she can about the intersection of procrastination and ADHD . Dr. Kensington places a strong emphasis on practical, nuts and bolts strategies for increasing productivity, which for folks with ADHD, usually leads directly to a greater sense of well-being. She has a private practice in Los Angeles where she also pursues her love of acting.