How to Manage Your Time and Stop Procrastination on the Spectrum

Adulting with Autism

10-02-2024 • 15 mins

Overwhelmed by the ever-looming specter of procrastination? We've all been there, and I, April Ratchford, am no stranger to the battle against the clock, particularly when it’s crunch time for ACT and SAT prep. In this heartfelt episode of Adulting with Autism, we strip down the label of 'procrastinator' to reveal its true nature—a symptom rooted in anxiety—and I share how understanding our physiological responses can be the key to unlock productivity. Discover the remarkable role of the vagus nerve in stress regulation and learn actionable strategies to tackle that frozen feeling. From a simple, comforting hand over your heart to integrating the wisdom of thought leaders like Mel Robbins, we explore how initiating even the smallest steps can create a ripple effect towards achieving your goals. It's not just about getting things done; it's about managing priorities and ensuring you're on track with essential tasks, including the all-important FAFSA applications and embracing job opportunities that sharpen social skills. As we aim to balance life's demands, the conversation shifts to the essential dialogue between parents and their budding adult children. Setting clear priorities and understanding the weight of responsibilities are pivotal in the journey from dependence to independence. This episode is not just a talk; it’s a toolbox for managing time effectively, keeping life simple, and learning the invaluable lessons embedded in our missteps. We also delve into the heart of personal growth, encouraging listeners to share the insights gained and boldly face the challenges that come with adulting. Whether you're knee-deep in exam preparation or seeking to enhance your social repertoire, let's navigate this path together, one prioritized step at a time.

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