Procrastination vs. Task Anxiety
Executive Functioning struggles redux
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Time & Task Management Series
Poor Organization & Task Completion
Most of us with Executive Functioning struggles have difficulty “putting it all together.”
Our cognitive deck of cards gets shuffled in the process of recording “awarenesses” into short term memory and consolidating for long-term storage.
That makes it harder to figure out which cards to pull when it comes time to play the game — making it difficult to respond appropriately, or to correctly evaluate consequences, outcomes and timing.
As a result, projects tend to be abandoned unfinished in our dissatisfaction with our lack of ability to play at a level that makes the game interesting rather than an exercise in frustration. Before we know it, we’ve labeled ourselves chronic procrastinators — and so have most of our associates and…
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