Many ADHDers find that we need time to just sit and rest between transitions like...
Getting out of the shower
Taking breaks /Going back to work
Getting home from a fun event
Even if it was a fun activity, we may need to sit down and decompress for a while.
Transitioning from A to B requires a lot of energy for ADHD brains to break and then refocus attention.
Then we spend even more effort trying to stay focused on B...
While A keeps popping up in the back of our heads...
And C lingers in the future, stressing us out!
If you struggle with transitions, consider the following:
CREATE A SPACER Find a ritual or habit that helps you in transitions. Here's what I do:
1. STOP & take deep belly breaths
2. Visualize yourself doing the next task
3. Launch yourself up and into the task on one final exhale
MORE SPACER ACTIVITIES
Use the restroom
Grab a snack
Take a quick walk around the room
Quick stretch routine
Track your progress
Do a full body scan
Take a moment to be mindful
Do a grounding exercise
Play a song (Imagine it's your sitcom transition)
EMBRACE ROUTINE: Establishing structured routines can help provide a sense of predictability and make transitions smoother. Knowing what to expect can reduce anxiety associated with switching from one task to another.
If you're looking for more information on how to structure your routine, check out
Take your time,