The ADHD Internal Clock

Hello friends,

One of the most foundational effects of having ADHD is your distorted relationship with time.

You almost can't even feel time passing—when hyperfocused, we can lose hours and hours without even noticing.

People without ADHD have a really difficult time understanding this.

It's like telling them you can't feel changes in temperature or something, it fundamentally doesn't make sense to them.

This makes it even worse when your time distortion causes you to be late or to severely under/over estimate how long something will take.

They often equate it to "not caring enough", unable to see how much you do care and how hard you are trying, despite time holding you back.

One of the best ways to improve your relationship with time is by embracing visual representations of time.

I often use a visual timer on my Google Nest Hub, and we also have several Time Timers that we use for the whole family in helping us track passing time.

The sponsor of this newsletter, Llama Life, also embraces using timers as a way of tracking time and helping you use it to get more done.

These strategies won't fix your internal clock, but can be a game-changer in helping your broken clock be right more than twice a day.

Stay focused,

Jesse J. Anderson



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