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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