Too Busy Taking My Time

#adhd #adhdcoaching #adhdcommunity #productivity Sep 08, 2023

“I was too busy taking my time,” she said to her husband.

I laughed.

And wrote it down.

Because too good not to share!

Isn’t that often true for ADHD?

Or for overwhelmed, stuck, stressed, burned out people?

This summer I found I was all of those things.

It wasn’t just ADHD kicking my *ss but burnout.

I spent the summer being too busy taking my time.

I run a Collaberex meeting every other Wednesday.

It’s part mastermind, part networking, part brilliance, part so much fun.

Each person was excited that the fall push, that back to school feeling was happening in the fourth week of August.

Inside I was thinking I’m so not ready.


I’m not ready for the faster pace.

I’m not ready to let go of the warm languid days of summer.

I’m not ready for back to school.

My kid is a senior. SENIOR? How did that happen?

Senior year is a crazy pace.


I’m not ready for pumpkin spice, especially not pumpkin spice.

The only good thing about September is football season.

There I said it.


But ready or not, here we are.

And I'm back in cleanout and organize mode.


Yesterday, my organizer and I spent a few hours tackling the mess in my fridge and freezer.

And this morning I worked on our marketing plan for the next month.

Then I’ll take the rest of the day off.

Some work. Lots of play.


I read an email about how we’re doing our weekends wrong.

Apparently, the fact that I’m writing to you this morning is wrong.


So here’s what I have to say to that -


I can’t stand the word wrong.

Or the word bad while we’re at it.


Yes, not working alI the time IS mission critical for our mental health and even for our productivity.

If you’ve been hanging around me for a while then you know that I believe to be truly productive we need to learn how to be intentionally unproductive.


The key word there is intentional.


I’m intentionally unproductive on Friday afternoons.

Which means I put in a couple of hours of work one weekend morning.


I balance my time differently.

And so do my clients.


It’s not that we never unplug.

I was 90% unplugged for 2 weeks in August.


That’s what works for me.

And that might not be what works for you.

And that’s ok.

You’re not doing it wrong.

If you still think you’re wrong, let’s make it right (your right):
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