Do you have a tough time starting and completing things that you need to do? Many women with ADHD feel frustrated and thwarted in their efforts to begin, stick with and accomplish tasks in their lives. Successfully motivating yourself requires more than constant reminders and last-minute deadlines. Women with ADHD procrastinate and avoid doing things that they think are boring, overwhelming or unachievable. Instead of throwing in the towel, you can achieve your goals by breaking motivation down into these four executive functioning skills and dealing with them individually: initiation, time management, organization and persistence. Armed the right tools and effective tips for each component, you’ll feel more successful and satisfied.
About Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, specializes in working with kids, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. Her unique perspective as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator clinician consultant assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections. She lectures and facilitates workshops on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, different learners and the teen brain. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University and received her master’s degree in psychology from New College of California and her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.