by Kathie England

Not in the mood – Is that what's holding you back?

Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’re not really in the mood to do something that you need to do?

J. Russell Ramsay, PhD, and the author of numerous books about helping adults with ADHD, discussed this challenge in a wonderful teleclass for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) on February 4. Dr Ramsay explained that telling ourselves we’re not in the mood to follow through on a task or project is a great way to derail our best intentions. He said we DON’T have to feel in the mood to get started.

It’s OK to recognize that we don’t feel like we want to tackle that task or project, but it’s NOT a useful reason to avoid taking action. Using that reason just keeps us stuck. This perspective applies whether or not you have the diagnosis of ADHD.

Dr. Ramsay, like Dr. Robert Maurer in One Small Step Can Change Your Life, recommends finding the smallest step you can imagine that moves you toward your goal – and then – TAKE that small step.

If you’d like to learn more strategies to give you a jump start when procrastination keeps you stuck, sign up for the FREE Making Time for Success call on February 22 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Procrastination takes many forms and we’ll look at those too during this call.

Go to the Events page on this website and download a flier to learn more.

Then take that first step to overcome procrastination. Register now.