Having a Schedule with ADHD

I have frequently commented on the value of making a schedule. A quality schedule will benefit anyone who makes one which fits their life situation. For those with ADHD, it is even more beneficial. For example, before I made a schedule of any type of schedule, I didn’t get that much done. Even with ADHD, I did make schedule and when I did it has helped immensely. Here are just a few examples of what I did and how it helped me.

  1. It got me organized. When you have ADHD you have constant and racing thoughts. Ideas fly all over the pace. This is no different with schedules. Our minds can be all over the place with what we need to do.

  2. I got a lot more done. With ADHD, it is much better to do something or understand something when it is written down or typed out. With a schedule, we have a visual of what needs to be done.

  3. I developed more executive functioning. Executive functioning is a brain function that people with ADHD are deficient in. While we may be weak in that skill, like anything it can be developed and strengthened. We just have to work harder at it.

  4. I learned to enjoy planning more and scheduling more. When you find yourself getting better at something, you have a higher chance of enjoying it.

I have frequently shared the benefits of making a schedule, and more importantly a schedule that suites you. It may not be the best for you to schedule out every single minute of your day. Maybe, just the main events is enough for you. After all, you are going to know what you need to do and what will work best.