how to prioritize when everything is urgent?!
By - concerneddogmom
Prioritize most likely to cause death to go without to least likely to cause death going without. Sounds extreme but you gotta "trick" the ADHD into doing what you want
hahah this was not the advice I was expecting, but definitely the advice I needed!
fortunately, it’s not so much a lack of motivation or desire to do any of the things, but this will still help me with prioritizing. I am notoriously indecisive and even more so when faced with a time crunch. I also really enjoy leaning into the ADHD-brain all or nothing attitude, so this is a nice (and funny) way to frame decisions. thank you :)
I've struggled with ADHD all my life the one thing I wish my parents or someone told me was you're going to have to find ways and things to make life work for you the way you can make it work. There might be a "routine or normal" step by step for most others... But for me I have to find the little quirks about me and make them work no matter what it is. And being ADHD your brain is already all or nothing my way or the highway
Oh my god I've done this 😂😂😂 if it works it works.
> it feels like there’s no definitive starting point, bc one affects the other and so on, so the plan appears to be more circular than linear. how do I decide what to focus on first/most?
Maybe try tracking such stuff in Gantt charts. Then it might be easier to see what makes sense working on now.
> how to prioritize when everything is urgent?!
I once saw in one of ADHD subs a book on prioritization recommended, *Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.* Started reading it back then, found it really insightful, then got sidetracked, and can't even remember any advice from the pages I had read back then to share with you.
*Edit: didn't realize your post was an old one lol. Searched for 'progress' through the sub (looking for some encouragement), sorted by most recent and your post came up on the first page of the search results.*