In honor of what would have been the 113th birthday of the amazing Dr. Seuss, we have a very special guest post by Oishika Ray
?People with ADHD are gifted procrastinators, thanks to both nature and nurture. Fortunately, some ageless wisdom from Dr Seuss books can help you remedy the biggest underlying issues through short, bubbly sentences. Here, Dr Seuss gives us 9 reasons to overcome chronic procrastination with a single, tiny step:
1. “Everything stinks til its finished”
Because pure, blissful motivation is a mythical feeling- even on medication. ??
2. ” And will you succeed??Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!
Because your fear of failure distorts your perception of the odds.
3.”Youre on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one wholl decide where to go.”
Because its a survival skill to work with what you have right now, (and realize its enough).
4. Im afraid sometimes youll play lonely games too, Games you cant win because youll play against you.
Because the real enemy are your unfair expectations.?
5.?Just go. Go. Go! I dont care how. You can go by foot. You can go by cow.
?Because its better to do it differently/badly/weirdly than not do it at all.
6. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But Ive bought a big bat. Im all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
Because youre better off solving individual problems than trying to prevent all of them in vain.?
7.?You are you. Now, isnt that pleasant?”
?Because theres a gloriously useful flip side, even if you dont see it:?
8.?Youre in pretty good shape for the shape you are in
Because self-acceptance & self-improvement arent mutually exclusive.
9.?I meant no harm. I most truly did not, But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got.
Because good intentions are no match for biology; imperfection is inevitable.
If you find it hard to believe that any good can coexist with the chaos, reading http://www.hackrack.org/adhd-traits-to-appreciate/ might help. ?The most underrated strategy for ADHD is learning from the trials and errors of others who have it too. After all, The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr Seuss
Author’s Bio: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Oishika is a recent graduate from Oxford University where,?towards the end of her Economics and Management degree, she was fortunate to be diagnosed with ADHD. She boasts over two decades of experience in extreme procrastination, and enjoys reading ‘science-backed’ productivity tips for their comedic value.