Executive dysfunction life hack




Instead of telling yourself, “I should get up,” or “I should do this,”

Ask yourself, “When will I get up?” or “When will I be ready to do this?”

Instead of trying to order yourself to feel the signal to do something, which your brain is manifestly bad at, listen to yourself with compassionate curiosity and be ready to receive the signal to move when it comes.

Things I did not actually realize was an option

Another thing that has been helpful for me personally has been, when my brain says, “I don’t want to do that thing right now,” I ask it, “Okay. Why not right now, specifically?”

Sometimes there’s a reason, and that’s cool, but sometimes my brain is like “…because?” And I am able to tell my brain it’s full of nonsense and we do the thing.

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