Executive Functions in a Nutshell

ADHD Executive Functions Planning Lists Organisation Memory

You may have heard the term Executive Functions if you’ve been starting to research into ADHD, or you may, like me, have assumed that Executive Functions had something to do with Business Conferences. My doctor had certainly never mentioned them, and I guess Biology lessons didn’t really cover cognitive functioning in any great detail.

So what are Executive Functions?

Simply put Executive Functions are the processes in your brain to get things done.

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ADHD can affect any combination of these functions which is why you might start lots of projects, but never get them finished. I like craft hobbies, I love starting them, I love buying all the shiny new kit and caboodle, I love finishing my first piece and looking at my big stash of projects that I’m going to do next. Then I love something else. It is expensive, it is infuriating to those around me and it makes me feel guilty!

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