101 ADD Strategies: #31, #32 – Sustaining Motivation

#31 Track Small Progress This may be my all time favorite strategy. I apply it on an almost daily basis. One summer, when I was about ten-years-old, I took down every jigsaw puzzle my family owned and started to work them one by one on the floor of our den. As an adult struggling to [...]

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101 ADD Strategies: #29, #30 – Sustaining Motivation

Some people with ADD have no problem taking the first step. They are easily excited about a new endeavor. They are very motivated and energetic when starting a new project, job or semester. It is also common for those same people to have what I call a leaky motivation bucket. They start down the path [...]

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101 ADD Strategies: #27, #28 – Starting an Activity

#27 Link It to Fun This strategy addresses a possible co-existing or even underlying motivation deficit. Sometimes we have a negative feeling about an activity. The negative feeling may simply come from knowing the effort involved in accomplishing a task. Linking something fun or pleasurable to a task or activity can give it a positive [...]

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