Many of us have a tough time getting started on work in the mornings, but it isn't uncommon for individuals with ADHD to have a particularly tough time being productive at the start of the day. There are many reasons for this...
Individuals with ADHD often have difficulty focusing their attention consistently on relationships. Symptoms like distractibility, or difficulties with working memory, tend to get in the way of many things - maintaining friendships and keeping in touch with others, attending to the needs of a partner, or even just making sure date night happens more than once in a blue moon.
If you're in college or university, you likely have at least some flexibility in choosing what classes you take and when. Yes, there are some required courses, and yes, some programs do the choosing for you. But, if you have some say in your schedule, you may want to keep reading.
Procrastination and having difficulty getting started on tasks is one of the more common challenges we see with ADHD. In an ADHD-style brain, there tends to be a dysregulation in our executive functions - our higher order thinking skills - which include task initiation among others. Task initiation = another way of describing procrastination, right?
As a parent of an ADHD child (or several), once June hits, it makes sense that you'll be more than ready to go into "summer mode." This is the time of year where parents and children alike are sick of the word "homework," and we're all eager to step back and be free of the challenges that come with the school year. We get it.