๐Ÿ’ฅAtomic Essays

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Published on:
July 2, 2022

๐Ÿง  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰). This worked in school, but not in a career in IT and Security... this doesnโ€™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:
๐Ÿ“‹ 1 Task
๐Ÿ–ฅ 1 Screen
๐Ÿ”• All notifications off
๐ŸชŸ 1 Browser window in fullscreen mode
๐Ÿต Time: very early morning, after caffeine (before 9am)
๐Ÿ›ซ All devices on airplane mode (automated w/ iftt)
โฐ 15min focus 3 min get up and pacing around or stretch
๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿพ Put on my superhero persona: Euphoria Lilymint
๐ŸŽต Superhero theme song: Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C Minor