5 ADHD Hacks to Tackle Dreaded Tasks with a Musical Twist

by | ADHD Coaching

Adulting is hard! Tackling mundane household tasks can feel daunting, boring, and downright unjust! ( WTH! I just did the dishes last night and I have to do it again TODAY?!)

ADHD can make chores feel as challenging as climbing Mount Everest. However, with a little creativity and some motivating anthems, you can turn these dreaded tasks into enjoyable experiences. Less panic, more DISCO! Here are five ADHD hacks paired with fun songs to make tasks like washing dishes or sorting mail a breeze:

1. Task: Washing Dishes

Hack: Turn dishwashing into a dance party! Put on your favorite upbeat song and groove as you scrub. Break down the task into smaller parts, like washing a certain number of dishes per verse. The rhythm of the music will keep you engaged and the time will fly by.

Song Suggestion: ” Shake it Off ” by Taylor Swift

2. Task: Meal Prep

Hack: Make meal prep less overwhelming by turning it into a game. First, figure out the different tasks you need to complete. Get the veggies and chopping board ready. Play a song and challenge yourself to see how much you can get done before the song ends. It’s you VS. Beyonce… Go!

Song Suggestion: “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce ft. Jay-Z

3. Task: Cleaning the Living Room

Hack: Create a cleaning playlist with your favorite songs. Assign different tasks to different songs and challenge yourself to work until the end of the song. You’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish while rocking out.

Song Suggestion: “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake

4. Task: Folding Laundry

Hack: Turn folding laundry into a sing-along session. Play a familiar tune and replace the lyrics with silly verses about folding clothes. Singing while folding will make the task feel less monotonous and more enjoyable.

Song Suggestion: “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

5. Task: Organizing Your Desk

Hack: Use the Pomodoro technique to break down organizing your desk into manageable chunks. Set a timer for 25 minutes and work on decluttering. When the timer’s up, take a 5-minute dance break as a reward.

Song Suggestion: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen

Remember, the goal is to infuse a sense of playfulness into these tasks to make them more engaging. The power of music can turn dreaded chores into enjoyable moments, and you might even find yourself looking forward to these activities.

So put on your favorite tunes and get ready to conquer those tasks with a swagger and a smile on your face!

<span class="before-author">AUTHOR</span><br>Mimi Syjuco

Mimi Syjuco

ADHD Coach • Counsellor • Life Coach As a trauma-informed, neurodiversity-affirming counselor and life coach, my goal is to walk with you on the path of healing, positive change, empowerment and well-being.


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