Everyone should have at least ONE accountability coach
I can tell that my oldest daughter is going to help keep me accountable through this whole blogging experience. She may not live close enough to be my official “ADHD accountability coach”, but she has already sent me a text message once saying “It’s been 5 days. Post something.”
Accountability is crucial to the successes of someone struggling with ADD/ADHD. There is nothing that can help most people more than to have an accountability “coach”. Maybe even several coaches. Unfortunately for me, not only did I not know that ADHD was my issue until I was well into my 30’s, but once I did become aware of it, I felt like I had to figure out how to deal with it on my own.
As time goes by, I am finally getting the fact that I need couches to hold me accountable. This is not an easy task because we are all busy. But I have started asking several different people to help me in certain areas of my life.
Different coaches for different corners of your life
At work, it’s the person I report to. She is not only my “boss” but she is also a wonderful friend. I recently sat down and talked to her about my struggles and how they affect me at work. Although i do manage to fulfill my responsibilities, it is far from easy. I know she will help where she can.
As I mentioned before, my amazing daughter (pictured with me above) is helping me keep on top of my online life. She is on her social media a lot anyway, so she is the perfect coach for this area of my life.
I have recently found the courage to ask my husband to help me stay on top of the things I need to get done at home. Most of you who are married probably understand how difficult this was.
It sometimes makes me frustrated when I think about the fact that I am unable to stay focused on my own. I feel like it is a lack of self-discipline on my part. Sometimes that actually is the case. More often, however, it is a matter of not being able to focus, or becoming overwhelmed with the enormity of the tasks at hand and not knowing where to start. Praise God for these people in my life that are willing to help where they are able.