Top Ten Reasons to Reframe Procrastination


From the Brain-Transplant Series

ADD Information you NEED to know!

from THE ADD Poster Girl: Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, MCC, SCAC
Founder of the ADD Coach Training Field; Cofounder of the ADD Coaching field

WHY reframe Procrastination?

© Phillip Martin – artist/educator

  1. First & foremost, Procrastination has become a LABEL.
  2. Labeling is an unfortunate form of self-activated, actively defended confirmation bias.
  3. Confirmation bias limits the search for solutions – you can’t find what you don’t look for
  4. Labeling is judgmental – judgment is make-wrong. Make-wrong never works.
  5. Make-wrong is mean.  It hurts our feelings and shuts us down.
  6. Make-wrong makes us defensive, which activates the amygdala. Bad idea!
  7. Amygdala hijack pulls resources from the PFC (prefrontal cortex). Really bad idea!
  8. We need the PFC on-board for activation and accomplishment.
    Kinda’ dumb to shut it down, huh?
  9. People have been writing “tough love” and “just DO it” advice trying to end the procrastination problem seemingly forever — yet tons of folks still do it.
    It’s beyond crazy to keep doing the same thing, expecting a different result!!
  10. Time to try a new way ’round, don’cha think?

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I’ve given you a starter list of some of the articles posted here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com that relate to activation struggles, trouble with transitions, and other Challenges that stand between where we are and where we want to be – repeatedly.

This is information that illuminates some of the varied and various problem permutations on the Attentional Spectrum disorders and dysregulations shelf, along with some of the primary implications that follow from there — the brain-based reasons why so many of us struggle with follow-through to accomplishment.

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Related articles right here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with Executive Functioning struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

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  8. marian maconochie says:

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    • I DO follow up on legitimate inquiries of this type. The website below is certainly NOT “same subject” oriented. If you are legit, leave me another comment – with a real name and the website of which you are speaking. Otherwise I will have to spam your email by policy.
      xx,
      mgh

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  9. Ann Miller says:

    Hey, lady! I did a top ten list a few weeks ago and forgot to share with you. I’d love to hear your opinion. BTW, are you going to the ADDA Conference next month?

    http://www.add2success.com/teenager/ten-things-high-school-teachers-should-know-about-addadhd/

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    • I am SO ahead of you lady!

      I just left a comment on that post & backlinked it to my “T-10 re T-10s” — it was wonderful!
      xx,
      mgh

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    • ADDA – omg! (will I ever make friends with this “time marches on” thing?)

      It HAS been my plan (also to submit a talent for the show) – guess I’d better go sign up and book a flight etc., huh? GOD BLESS YOU for the reminder.

      You will be there?

      Wanna’ share a room? Would love to have some 1-1 time to talk about some biz-stuff (you’d have to wake me in the AM or tolerate my bed-shake alarm, btw – but I am an ORGANIZED roomie who knows how to tiptoe in late)
      xx,
      mgh

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