• Executive functions

    Executive Function: Planning

    A while back, I wrote a post briefly explaining what executive functions are. I didn’t go into a lot of detail, as there are quite a few aspects involved. Ultimately, executive functions helps you get things done and organized throughout the day. One executive functions is planning. The ability of being able to look ahead and know what needs to be done in order to get things done. Whether it be a birthday party, or maybe a date night with your spouse/partner, or maybe even a project at work. For many, it isn’t too much of a problem to know what needs to be done in order to plan for…

  • Executive functions

    Executive functions

    Executive functions play an important part in our lives. They are the ones in charge. Executive functions are the mental processes that help us plan ahead, organize, get things started, self control, focus on the task we’re currently doing, prioritizing, just to name a few things. If you know about ADHD, you may realize that these are things that individuals with ADHD struggle with on a daily basis, all day. Due to how our brain is wired and functions, executive functions are major struggles for those with ADHD. A lot more so compared to our neurotypical counterparts. I do feel that we should be realistic with our standards of ourselves…