When you have ADD, part of then fuzziness around planning occurs because it overwhelming to think about creating the path to allow you to finish. As I just finished my book about reaching your goals, it may seem odd to suggest that sometimes it is helpful not to focus on the finish line. As counter intuitive as this may sound, there are times when it is actually easier to accomplish your goals when you take your eyes off the prize.
It might be more helpful at times to ask, “What is the very next step and when is the next time that I have at least ½ hour to work on this?” You may find your sense of overwhelm dissipating, as you focus on what is possible in the near future.
Also, depending on how you work best, finding short pockets of time can really help “chip” away at your projects and tasks. As simple as this sounds, many of my clients have been surprised at what they can accomplish when they use “found time.” Just to make sure that I get my point across, here are some numbers.
If you have just ½ hour of found time a day, that is:
2.5 hours in a work week
10 hours a month
120 hours in a year
If you have 45 minutes of found time a day, that is:
3.75 hours a week
15 hours a month
180 hours a year
So, if there is something you really want to do, what is the next action you want to take and when can you do it? You may not finish it today or this week…