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Old 04-23-14, 01:21 PM
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Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

I know that I have major procrastination issues but after reading this yesterday, I also have serious Executive Function issues. The blog mentions some of the exact same things that I do or don't do, depending on you look at it. One more sub-issue to tack on. Sigh........


http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/08/...function-fail/
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

I view procrastination as the sub-issue, even though it's a major problem in my life.

The reason I do that is that the procrastination is likely to be a result of the executive function issues (plus other things of course).

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http://www.drthomasebrown.com/pdfs/E...omas_Brown.pdf
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it!
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

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I know that I have major procrastination issues but after reading this yesterday, I also have serious Executive Function issues. The blog mentions some of the exact same things that I do or don't do, depending on you look at it. One more sub-issue to tack on. Sigh........


http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/08/...function-fail/
Great link -- thanks for posting.

I've been thinking a lot about identifying the differences, similarities, and overlap as I pay closer attention to my day.
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

@dvd- What a great site!! He seems to be very knowledgeable! I can't wait to really dig into it!! Thanks for posting it!!
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

If I understand correctly, ADHD is a disorder of executive function. Procrastination is a result of a failure in executive functions. For instance, impulsiveness and time blindness, the disconnect between thinking and action (or intention and action) all lead to procrastination.
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

While I think it's true that procrastination can have a lot to do with executive function deficits, I think there are a lot more factors involved or at least potentially involved.
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

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If I understand correctly, ADHD is a disorder of executive function. Procrastination is a result of a failure in executive functions.
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I think there are a lot more factors involved or at least potentially involved.
@Fuzzy~ I think that is true also and wouldn't have been able to truly articulate how they are dissimilar until I read the blog that I posted above.

@dvd~ Until I read the blog, I wouldn't have even begun to imagine how how my life has been affected negatively by it or them. Seeing something in black and white can be so enlightening.
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

procrastination is part of my dna lol
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Re: Procrastination or Executive Function fail?

I do think for me, executive functions are a big piece of the "why-do-I-do-this". When I realised that at first it really helped me stop beating myself up, but I'm back attacking myself because it's only part of the puzzle, and I kind of feel .... Whatever the cause, I still have to stop/ reduce the procastination... I'm still stuck with the same problem... I guess the 'why' answer would only help if it led to solutions. Yeh the adhd/ neuro atypical does guide to some solutions, but for me they haven't fixed the problem. Urge, sorry, this is probably not very helpful. Find it hard to explain myself.
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