Can’t Take a Break? I believe my need to keep doing comes from my body trying to keep up with my racecar brain. Since I have a hard time shutting down the engine, I go, go, go until I hit a wall and then it’s not pretty. Find a way to slow down or even stop before hitting the wall because once you do it’s harder than ever to find the power to battle the other struggles of ADHD.

A simple strategy that works for me, is asking my wife to force me to take breaks. I let her use “force” because I trust her and because I know that I can’t help myself. Get yourself a designated enforcer and stop running into walls!