Here’s something you may not have realized before: in order to effectively manage your time, you must manage your energy.
Think about it… what good is a schedule or a routine or a to-do list if you don’t have the energy to follow through on your plans? And when you have ADHD, managing and regulating your energy can be a challenge in and of itself.
Here’s a few quick tips for managing your energy on a daily basis:
Starting your day with a lack of sleep from the previous night is like taking a long road trip with half a tank of gas. Your body and mind need time to rest and recharge.
Lots of people with ADHD rely on coffee and sugary foods and drinks to keep them going throughout the day. While caffeine and sugar give you a short term boost, they also cause your energy to crash afterward. Rather than loading up on caffeine and sugar, choose foods that help sustain your energy, like protein, complex carbohydrates, and Healthy Fats.
Making these small changes will allow you to better manage your energy, which will help you better manage your time. And, of course, you’ll also be helping to manage your ADHD in the process!
How do you manage your energy during the day? Share your tips in the comments