Guest Post by Amy Immel
It’s the time of year when people set goals and resolutions for the new year. If you have ADHD this might feel overwhelming to accomplish. You likely find it challenging to meet deadlines, stay organized, and clarify your goals throughout the year.
So how can an adult with ADHD possibly make New Year’s Resolutions they’ll actually stick to?
First, we must understand why New Year’s Resolutions usually fail to begin with.
People tend to create TOO BIG of goals and set unrealistic expectations to meet them. When you throw in all the other challenges you typically experience with ADHD, you set yourself up for failure before you’ve even started.
Here are 3 ways to make goals easier for your ADHD brain:
- Instead of creating a big year-long ambiguous goal, pick one new small habit to focus on
- Create a plan with specific steps to support your goal
- Incorporate accountability into your plan
People with ADHD tend to struggle with staying consistent.
Remember it is not about being perfect every single day. Missing one day doesn’t mean you are a failure. Instead, try again the next day.
If all of this sounds good to you but you still need a little guidance, check out this FREE WEBINAR. In it Ryan Mayer, Certified ADHD Coach will share with you how to make ADHD-friendly goals, tips to overcome perfectionism, and how to incorporate accountability into your life. Register now!
Amy Immel, guest blogger, provides copywriting and mindset coaching for service-based, small business owners. For more information, check out www.amyimmel.com.