Some people have a difficult time getting things done. Their minds constantly betray them, and they just can’t seem to be as productive as everyone else.
Twitter user @a_silent_child is trying to help others understand a problem called executive dysfunction. They wrote about the issue, which can occur for a variety of reasons such as injuries to the brain, ADHD, dementia, autism, depression, or schizophrenia.
Executive dysfunction makes it hard to prioritize or focus on one thing at once. The thread really describes the struggles of people with this issue.
The thread better helps people who don’t have average executive functioning abilities to understand people who can’t seem to get things done.
@a_silent_child describes other ways executive dysfunction works:
Of course, not everyone who has difficulties meeting obligations or prioritizing tasks suffers from executive dysfunction. But for people who do, the key is to recognize when life is uncontrollable and find help.
Of course, not everyone is going to find chores or academic work exciting even after getting help, but addressing the root of the problem is still vital.
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