Time management can be an elusive thing, especially if you are struggling with ADD, ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, stress, or any other conditions that can impair your ability to plan. This struggle can add to your growing list of stressors and in turn exacerbate them, creating a negative cycle that can keep you both unproductive and feeling down. However, the opposite can also be true. Your ability to flex this muscle, can have a tremendously positive impact on your overall mental health. As a new season approaches, it seems fitting to address this issue, and move toward a brighter time (; Here are some things that you can do to help you get into a healthy, functional planning routine:
Set up a daily schedule for planning and review:
Set up a weekly schedule for planning and review:
Korina Brockhaus earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, CA. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from SDSM&T in Rapid City, SD; before deciding to pursue her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in Minnesota. She is currently completing her internship toward this Master’s degree.
Her related work history includes working with children and teens on the Autism/Asperger’s Spectrum to build emotional regulation skills, distress tolerance, verbal communication skills, interpersonal social skills, and achieve independence in the school setting. She also completed a previous internship with a private outpatient setting that had a focus on patients ages 6 and up experiencing the effects of trauma.
Now that the weather is beginning to get warmer and the days are getting longer it is a good time to start spring cleaning. According