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10 Time Management Tips for ADHD Brains

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Missed deadlines, perpetual lateness, underestimating how long a task actually takes — people with ADHD have many admirable traits, but time management acumen is rarely one of them.This behavior is not intentional; many ADHD brains have two switches: “now” and “not now.” Couple that with weak executive functioning skills, poor working memory, and rampant time blindness, and it becomes clear why time’s not on our side.Here, ADDitude readers battle that by sharing the time-management solutions that work best for them.

Try one (or all), and share your own hacks in the Comments section below.[Get This Free Download: 19 Ways to Meet Deadlines and Get Things Done]“The Waze app will tell me when to leave if I schedule a drive in advance with arrival time noted.

Breaking tasks into pieces and checking off each piece as I go helps, too, because I get an immediate sense of accomplishment.”“I use a false (early) date for deadlines.”“The Gmail ‘Schedule Send’ option is life-changing.

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