One of the problems with having ADHD is that prevents you using time effectively.
So, I can be ‘working’ at my desk for hours but because I have switched tasks so often, I don’t have anything to show for it.
That can lead to more time at my desk in an effort to finish my tasks…and…and…so on.
As part and parcel of those executive function issues, I can lose track of the need to take a break. it’s not about me being a ‘workaholic’ or ‘Type A’ – I’m neither of those things. It’s a perception issue.
My plan is always to ‘just finish this and then take a break.’ Unfortunately, between the time it takes me to ‘just finish this’ and my challenges around understanding how long a given task will take, I can reach the end of the day having only taken a break for lunch. (And I only remember that because my husband comes home to lunch – which creates a distinct marker for lunch time. I rarely, if ever, forget to eat, but sometimes I multitask my lunchtimes.)
So, one of my goals for this summer to prioritize my break times.
I’m picking a time during the work day when I am going to relax for at least 15 mins. More, if my schedule allows.
That’s why this afternoon found me on my front step, reading, drinking tea, and watching the clouds.