Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW
In last week's Share Post
, I wrote about
why vacations and free time can be torture for those of us with
ADHD. After all, children and adults alike need structure in order
to be as productive and organized as possible. Without that day
planner, school or work routine, etc., we often find ourselves
troubled with where to start, what to start and how to end.
a family vacation or scheduling
summer activities for your children...or any other time where your
days are unstructured, consider the following suggestions:
. Don't wait until you're at your
destination to decide what you want to do. You might end up staring
at each other, trying to figure out your day(s), only to lose out
on precious exploration time. If your free time is at home, plan
that out as well, so you don't waste all of your time watching TV,
playing video games or surfing the net.
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