Adults with ADHD are creative, passionate, resilient and more. Big challenges don’t faze us. It’s the simple things that trip us up.
It’s hard to take over the world if you can’t get out of your pajamas. “Being late” is synonymous with ADHD. Corporate America wants our creativity and energy. But it’s a rare workplace forgiving enough to let you waltz whenever you manage to get your act together.
Getting from your bed to your job requires a complex series of tasks. You know what they are and you know how to do them. You vow to get organized. You search for tools and strategies to manage your time. You download apps, create task lists, set alerts and more. It may even work… at first. But what works for everyone else won’t work for long when you have ADHD. Soon you don’t even hear the alerts.
We crave novelty and variety. We struggle to start tasks. We struggle to finish tasks. And we struggle to set deadlines, get organized and to know how long it takes us to complete tasks. Despite the power of structure to help us perform, we resist applying structure to our own lives. Nothing sounds more boring than “routine,” and we’re terrified of boredom!
- Participants will understand the essential components of a ritual and how they enable the ritual to become a habit.
- Participants will know how to design a ritual that works for them.
- Participants will be able to establish triggers and rewards to ensure the success of their rituals.
Who: : Duane Gordon
Duane Gordon, ADDA President is a successful artist, executive and adult with ADHD. He will introduce you to the power of personal rituals. He credits his rituals for transforming him from chronically disorganized to someone people describe as “the most organized person they know.” He will show how he created his own morning routine. He will reveal how he used these strategies to lose 150 lbs., improve his productivity and more.