Some of the symptoms of ADHD can make focusing and planning difficult, which makes being productive a real challenge. If you’ve ever wrapped up a day feeling frustrated and exhausted because it seems like you started many things and finished nothing, try not to be disheartened. You can do things to feel more productive with ADHD and in control of your day.

Try these tips for creating a focused day:

Develop a centering morning ritual. Starting your day with intention can help keep you focused and calm all day long.  Here are some ideas:

  • Journal about a goal for the day, something you’re grateful for that will carry you through the day, or a positive feeling or thought
  • Search for an inspirational quote and write it down as a motivator for your day
  • Do yoga to get your mind and body in synch and moving
  • Meditate to focus your thoughts
  • Sip a cup of tea or coffee mindfully, simply enjoying the calm before the day begins

Select just two or three primary goals. What do you need to accomplish most today? Do these first.

Commit to mindfulness.