With ADD or ADHD taking notes is essential, like making lists. But we need strategies even for that.
For notes to be useful, they need to be legible, understandable, and locatable.
1. I use the index cards that are always in my pocket, the envelopes on my desk, and the notebooks that I keep by each telephone. And wonder of wonders, I have started using the voice memo app on my i phone; can even note a tune on it!
2. The random little scrap of paper approach doesn’t seem to work very well.
3. After each note is written, I have made the habit (hard to do and hard to keep) of quickly checking that I can read it and that I will know what it means three days from now. Remarkable how many of my notes do not initially pass this test. Takes a little time to do this check but otherwise the time I used to write the note and the time I will use trying to figure out what in the heck it means are wasted.
legible, understandable, and locatable.
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