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“My Unconventional Approach to Finding Peace with ADHD: Embrace Chaos”

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mid-life ADHD diagnosis, I wondered why I couldn’t start a project when it was assigned.I got an A on that thesis, but my inner voice told me I was lazy because I’d put it off for so long.

Break big projects into little steps, we’re taught. Make a timeline, jot mini-goals on a calendar. Start early. I could never follow those rules, and each time I completed a project — even if the result was good — I berated myself for taking the “wrong” approach.[Click to Read: The Procrastinator’s Guide to Getting Things Done]When I was diagnosed with ADHD, I learned that, although it’s good advice, “logical” steps and bit-by-bit breakdowns of projects don’t work for me.

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