For may people with Adult ADD procrastination is a major issue. Of course there are countless reasons why people with Attention Deficit Disorder procrastinate. Fear of failure is a very common reason for procrastinating. Being very overwhelmed by a task or project is also another reason people with ADD procrastinate. Another and often over looked reason is issues with prioritizing.
It’s not that people with Attention Deficit Disorder can’t prioritize at all. It’s just that often times the way people with Adult ADD prioritize doesn’t always help out in the long run. Many people with Attention Deficit Disorder use an instant prioritization system, meaning the priorities are based on the here and now. So, sitting in front of the computer surfing the net is a higher priority right now than organizing paperwork, or cleaning the bathroom.
Getting out of the habit of using the instant prioritization system takes time and practice. Getting support while doing this can also be very helpful too. Working with an ADD Coach to learn more effective ways of prioritizing can reduce the amount of procrastination and help people with Attention Deficit Disorder lead more productive live.