Moving Beyond “I Can’t!” – ADHD-friendly ways to overcome procrastination without shame.


By Michelle Frank, Psy.D., and Sari Solden, M.S. for Psychology Today

Have you ever heard the word “start” used in the sense of being startled? As in, “to flinch or recoil in alarm”? According to the very scholarly resource, the word “start” didn’t have the best reputation in the 14th century. And I get it, because, let’s be honest, for the neurodivergent among us especially, starting something—particularly something difficult and boring—can feel more “flinch and recoil” than “happily leap into action.”

Sometimes, starting something is a joyous act of creation. It could be an adventure, a relationship, a fun project, a meaningful endeavor. More commonly, though, we stop and […]


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