An interesting finding to emerge from the study of the mindsets of clinic-referred adults with ADHD was that perfectionism was the most frequently endorsed cognitive distortion.1 Perfectionism is typically associated with holding unrealistic performance standards that result in frustration when they are not met, at times being self-defeating, such as being late with a school assignment or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Everyone procrastinates. When faced with a task that we just don’t want to do, many of us will simply put it off until tomorrow. You might end up setting it aside until you’re feeling less overwhelmed with all your other responsibilities, or you might simply wait until you have more energy to tackle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. John has always had a problem with procrastination. In the 3rd grade it was the proverbial science project due on Monday that was being assembled at 10:00 on Sunday night. In college it was the 15-page paper done at 3 am the day it was due. Now it is deadline for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard How to get started on that dreaded project you’ve been avoiding at work or at home. Imagine this. It’s Saturday morning and you sit down at your computer to work on a report for your job. With a passel of paperwork and a cup of coffee at hand, you start typing your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. For people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), procrastination tends to be a stubborn problem. “I don’t know anyone with ADHD where procrastination is not an issue,” said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. That’s because this is the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ana Swanson Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or maybe you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.