ADHD And Productivity: What They Don’t Tell You

If I hear ‘write a list’ one more time…

Eliza Lita
ILLUMINATION

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I’m a successful communications professional. I’ve been in the field for about three years, scoring one promotion every year, going from intern to senior in that time. Yet I have at least one day a week when I do the bare minimum.

If I had a camera crew to film a day in my life, depending on the day, I’d seem either like a work machine, or like a total lazy ass. ADHDers know what I mean. No other neurological type is told that they’re lazy as much as ADHDers.

Do more, focus better, write a list. If I hear ‘write a list’ one more time, I swear to God. ADHD brains are not wired for standard productivity. Yet no one works harder than us. We need to compensate for a lot: our forgetfulness, our time blindness, our inability to control our emotions very well, our social awkwardness. All of this makes our daily lives a lot more exhausting than they might seem.

Living with ADHD and navigating the world of productivity can feel like trying to climb a mountain in roller skates. One minute you’re hyperfocused, churning out tasks at lightning speed, the next you’re staring at a blank wall, motivation zapped into thin air.

Forget the neatly colour-coded to-do lists and zen productivity gurus — their methods…

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Eliza Lita
ILLUMINATION

ADHD, books, writing, fitness, lifestyle. | Founder and editor: Coffee Time Reviews. | Library Mouse | Language nerd.