What time is your ADHD?

Do you have trouble sequencing (doing things in order) because of your ADHD? Me too.

You know what else requires the ability of sequencing to fully appreciate – TIME.

We conceive of time in a linear way (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc). Whereas counting is straightforward, the more abstract experience of time estimation or time passing requires you to imagine time as an experience vs a concrete measure.

Your brain struggles with that when it’s poor at sequencing.

I need to have a clock accessible at all times or I feel disoriented because I don’t know how much time has passed.

It’s like I feel stuck in time unless the clock tells me time is actually passing.

In fact, one reason folks with ADHD can be so impatient is because a brain lousy at sequencing wants to skip over the points between A to Z (because it doesn’t know how to sequence them) and just wants to deal with A and Z, all or nothing, now or not now.

One solution for this impatience is self awareness about the sequencing issue and the role it plays here.

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