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No Motivation? 5 Steps to Build Drive and Confidence

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Lower levels of dopamine in the pleasure and reward systems of ADHD brains make it difficult and even painful for kids and teens to muster energy for tasks they find boring, overwhelming, or unachievable.

Especially when students feel no immediate satisfaction from completion, the urgency and pressure of deadlines (along with the accompanying stress hormone cortisol) are needed to kickstart doing homework, studying for a test, or writing a long essay.When kids with ADHD are unmotivated, it’s often because they expect failure.

They’ve given up on themselves because they’ve received and internalized so many negative messages. Ultimately, having self-motivation means you believe that you can do a task because you’ve got the necessary.

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