Executive Skills

Involving Family and Friends

Difficulties with planning, organising and prioritising can be harder to explain to other people. These are rather abstract things. Usually when someone doesn’t manage to plan, organise or prioritise as expected, other people may regard this as laziness, or poor motivation, or that they just couldn’t be bothered. If other people don’t understand that there is a reason for poor planning, or not getting a task finished on time, they may make a negative judgement.

If you are able to explain your difficulties to those around you, they may be able to work out when a task is likely to be difficult for you. They can then prompt you to take special care, or ask for help with that task. Or they may be able to present a task to you in sections, which you can easily manage. Or they could write it down in sections, giving you a sort of “game plan”.

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