In this episode, we delve into the fascinating topic of procrastination, particularly as it relates to people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We begin by defining this concept and analyzing the typical reasons that lead an individual with ADHD to fall into procrastination. We unravel the problems of working memory failure, emotional dysregulation, and cognitive inflexibility, and how these affect the ability to tackle tasks effectively.
In addition, we not only focus on identifying the difficulties, but also explore various useful strategies that can be implemented from behavioral rehabilitation to combat this problem. We describe how to “zoom in” to the future so that long-term consequences feel closer and more real, making it easier to make decisions and take action. We also covered the importance of breaking tasks into smaller, more manageable segments, allowing you to tackle each part more effectively and without feeling overwhelmed.
Finally, we highlight the use of rewards as a powerful tool to motivate and stay focused on tasks. We explain how setting appropriate and attractive rewards can be a key factor in overcoming procrastination and improving productivity in people with ADHD.