It can be challenging to regulate your attention most days but, for an individual with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), it's even more difficult. Problems with organisation and prioritisation come into play and can leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Sometimes just figuring out where, or how to get started is challenging enough when you're easily distracted by outside stimuli or internal thoughts, particularly if the task isn't intrinsically interesting to you.
And once you do finally get started, you can find yourself becoming sidetracked, and the original task becomes further delayed. Or, you become so engrossed in the task, you lose your sense of time and forget to pick the kids up from school.
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