💥Atomic Essay
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Published on:
May 14, 2022

🧠 How I Focus On High Priority Tasks As An ADHD Person

For people with ADHD, procrastination and focus are some of the top challenges we experience. For me, high-priority tasks and deadlines make me anxious, making it hard to focus the prolonging my "procrastination." I am that person that will have a week to do a task but will wait until the final hour (and put forth my best work, might I add 😉). This worked in school, but not in a career in IT and Security... this doesn’t cut it!

Eight years ago, I tried different focusing methods. I took bits and pieces of advice and created a framework that worked just for me which I call: "The Capacity of One."

Here is my very simple framework for getting high priority tasks done:
📋 1 Task
🖥 1 Screen
🔕 All notifications off
🪟 1 Browser window in fullscreen mode
🍵 Time: very early morning, after caffeine (before 9am)
🛫 All devices on airplane mode (automated w/ iftt)
⏰ 15min focus 3 min get up and pacing around or stretch
🦸🏾 Put on my superhero persona: Euphoria Lilymint
🎵 Superhero theme song: Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C Minor