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Medication... I'm only being half flip. My ADHD mainly manifests in trouble with activation, not with sustaining a task. Medication has helped a lot with that.

Non-medication tactics that have worked for me: Breaking down things into small steps (like 20 min or less) so starting doesn't seem like such a huge step. Committing to working on something for 10 min even though those 10 min feel like swimming through molasses. Small rewards like a sticker on a calendar for completing those 10 min. Figuring out which time of day I have the most energy and scheduling task starts only in that window. Exercise to get my adrenaline up before stating something really boring.

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Hmm you get your highest peak performance with excess stress. Why don't you start writing down your tasks and change the due dates a few days early so that you can have some time after to review your work?

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