Santa is checking his list and checking it twice, and for most of us, we do the same thing. We check our list over and over again and instead of feeling jolly, we feel anxiety and overwhelmed!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to get your to-do list done during the holidays:
1) Brain Dump - If you don’t already have a master list of things to do, I suggest taking a few moments to brainstorm and get your ideas and thoughts onto paper.
2) Prioritize - Next, you need to prioritize your list. What’s most important and needs to get done first? Prioritizing doesn’t come naturally with ADHD, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.
3) Eliminate - Now, I want you to take a look at your list and eliminate anything that falls towards the bottom of the priority list. If it doesn’t have to happen, eliminate it for now. If you can delegate any tasks, delegate them to make your life easier. Decrease your list as much as you can. Don’t aim for perfection, but instead aim for simplicity.
4) Schedule - Take out your calendar and to-do list and block the time you need to get things done. Remember things always take longer than you expect, so if you think shopping is going to take two hours, block out four hours.
5) Self-Care - This is not the time to forget about your exercise routine or to eat out every night. When you take care of yourself, you take care of your ADHD, which means you are also able to deal with feeling overwhelmed in a much healthier way. Make yourself a priority and then tackle the to-do list!
Until Next Time,