5 Tips to Improve Executive Functioning
Creative work requires strong executive functioning muscles: planning, strategizing, focusing, following through on long-term goals. But most of us struggle to some degree with these basic “pre-skills.”
I learned this personally when my husband was diagnosed with adult ADHD last summer. As I researched his condition, I began to recognize some of the same deficits in myself. Although I don’t meet the criteria for full-blown ADD/ADHD, I often struggle with planning, scheduling, and follow-through. Common-sense strategies like to-do lists or using a calendar are often sabotaged because my abilities to plan and follow-through are under-developed.
Luckily there’s hope: we can strengthen our executive functioning skills! These five strategies have had the biggest and fastest impact on my own life in the last six months.
This post just got an immediate bookmark. I need to improve this set of skills also. Thank you!
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