During a conversation with a friend today I was told “Being timed is not good for my mental health.” She was talking about trying to get something done in a set amount of time. And she was also talking about the stress and anxiety that being timed causes. And I agreed with her.
I can empathize. ADHD causes monumental time management issues. We have difficulty estimating how long a task will take. Then we have difficulty keeping track of time spent.
We also have difficulty keeping on track and on task. This just exacerbates the first two issues ... greatly. How can you estimate how long it takes to do something if you don’t know what else you’ll end up doing, don’t know what will distract you or for how long?
And how do you know how long you took to do something if you can’t figure out how much of the time spent was actually spent on the task in question? That’s if you remember when you started or finished in the first place.