Envelope backs —– ADD Tip o the day 238

an insightful comment from Lucy.  I do like using envelope backs for the informal flexible evolving to-do-lists.  With ADD or ADHD we need all the strategies and tools we can find. refers to Tip 236:


“Do you know why you put your schedule on the back of an envelope?


BECAUSE it’s less demanding than a schedule on a colored card!!

You give yourself a kinda/sorta “out”.  Envelopes are much less

intimidating than official cards.  They serve as a friendly reminder

rather than a must task.  Also, the envelope is messed up already,

and not so intimidating as a scholarly note card.(see the mind game there?)


SO,  maybe I need to write my “tax information”  memo on a paid bill envelope.

Think, I’ll try that.  If I was focused enough to pay the pesky bill, surely I can gather the tax info.”

I think thats a joke, but it actually good strategy, self encouragement.add,adhd,coping with add,coping with adhd,coping,strategies,managing add, managingadhd


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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4 Responses to Envelope backs —– ADD Tip o the day 238

  1. Oh, absolutely!. I keep a stack of recyclable paper by the printer. To make notes and lists I always reach for a single 81/2 x 11 sheet, fold it in half and have just the right size note that neither intimidates, costs anything, nor needs to be saved for any reason.

    How well we understand each other!


  2. Anahi Ortiz says:

    I think that is very insightful! I don’t use envelopes but I use scrap paper and I do better with that than a formal list in a note pad!


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