Adult ADHD and "Time Blindness": Dr. Russell Barkley's Tactics for Taming That Trickster, Time
Time. That's one word that always makes the top of the list when I ask adults in our local CHADD discussion group to name their top ADHD-related challenges. Keeping track of time.Estimating the time it will take to complete a project.Planning for future time instead of getting totally wrapped up in present time. Managing time is a constant challenge for most humans, especially in our speeded-up age. The following excerpt, from Chapter 10, offers tips for taking charge of your time. Of special note: "Eight Everyday Rules for Success." Nearsighted to the Future To put it simply, you and other adults with ADHD are blind to time–or at least myopic.You're not lacking knowledge or skill. Dealing with Your ADHD: The Big Picture This description of ADHD tells us that the strategies and tools that can help you most will be those that help you do what you know: Fit the Solution to the Specific Problem Chapters 7-9 described four types of self-control you might struggle with to different degrees.