Used as a universal approach, accountability delivers inconsistent productivity at best. At worst, it can accelerate ADHD burnout by adding to your overall stress. Let's talk about accountability and when it is—and isn’t—the best tool for the job so you can get stuff done without making yourself miserable.
On paper, my career seemed perfect: I have a BS in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy and a 10-year military career as a helicopter pilot. Could I have ADHD?
Dr. John J. Ratey’s book, “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”, not only taught me the basic neurology of mental health and ADHD, it completely changed the way I think about exercise. This article summarizes his explanation of how our brains get motivated.