The inability to sense the passing of time is just that – an inability. For those with true time blindness due to ADHD or another sensory issue, time blindness can negatively impact almost every aspect of life. And not the least because the neurotypical world doesn’t understand the inability to sense time passing. They just see the behavior – consistently late for meetings or with assignments, vastly underestimating the amount of time a task will take, getting ‘lost’ in a task to the detriment of all other responsibilities. 

The solution isn’t a to do list. Or, heaven forbid, another planner. It’s not an organizational issue. Time blindness is a sensory issue. There isn’t one solution for all those with time blindness just like there isn’t one solution for all those with misophonia (selective sound sensitivity) and a partner who chews loudly. Coping mechanisms help, but an understanding from the neurotypical world is going to be important in reducing the shame and guilt some people experience.

Listen in as JoyGenea and Michelle discuss their own experiences. One from the time blind point of view and the other from the hyper-time aware point of view.