Inspiration, Intention, Action 7/13 - The ADHD Project Newsletter

Inspiration, Intention, Action 7/13 - The ADHD Project Newsletter

I’ve talked to you a lot about setting daily intentions, and the next question I usually get asked is “okay, but how do I remember it throughout the day?”. It’s no secret that we have a tough time remembering things! You are likely to get distracted from your intentions. Our brains respond to whatever gets thrown at us in the moment. You'll need to put forth some effort to remind yourself of the intention you set for the day, but there are ways we can make it easier!
  • Meditate on the intention before you get going for the day. You can simply repeat the intention in your head as you sit calmly for 5 minutes. You'll be surprised how effective this is!
  • If you keep a planner or notebook with you, write your intention there so you’ll be reminded of it often. The ADHD Project Planner has a dedicated space for your daily intention so you’ll be able to remember to do it every day.
  • Set an alarm on your phone with your intention as the name. You could set it for times during the day when you lose focus most often (just after lunch if you're like me!).
Take a moment at the end of the day to reflect on whether you stayed true to your intention or not. Try not to judge yourself, just think about how it went. Was there anything that helped you remember? Was there something that distracted you? How many times did you remind yourself of it through the day? Make a note of your reflections for the next day.

I can’t stress enough how much The ADHD Project Planner can really help you with tracking these daily. It’s specifically designed to cater to our unique needs as people with ADHD, and takes into account our struggle to stick with it. It includes a daily intention section, plus customizable tools such as time-blocking, prioritization, and habit-tracking, all of which are designed to help us stay on track through the day. If you haven’t found a planner that’s easy to use or engaging, this one is a game-changer for anyone who’s given up on other methods in the past.

By setting daily intentions, we can become inspired to take action towards our goals and make progress in areas that are important to us. It also helps us stay focused on the present moment, allowing us to better manage our disorder. Through intention setting, we can learn how to prioritize what is important and direct our energy towards achieving it.

What’s most important, is to master the art of showing up for your daily intentions. Make the commitment to take a minute out of your morning to think about what you want for the day. Think about what you want to get out of it. Think about the energy you want to attract. You will be surprised when you see how quickly and impactfully this can bring about positive improvements in your daily life.

Thanks as always for reading,
Aaron Frank
Founder, The ADHD Project 
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