As we transition into summer, it's sometimes hard for me to stay focused on work-related tasks. Sunshine, singing birds, gentle breezes, even rainstorms all serve as potential distractions to my well-planned summer work schedule. I know many of you, especially those with AD/HD, face a similar challenge – staying focused when there are dozens of things hollering for your attention. Here are some ideas to help you stay on course yet still have time for fun in the sun.
“First things first” – we’ve all heard the saying, but how often do we put it into practice as we move through our day? Although my most productive and successful days are those that I follow this advice, I sometimes (ok, often) find myself doing easy, fun, less important stuff before I get around to working on the things I “should” be working on. That’s ok some of the time, especially on the weekend when I want to spend more time playing than working. However, on “work” days, it can be a dangerous habit that can lead to missed deadlines and missed opportunities.