Breaks are important for anyone, but especially for us with ADD or ADHD. I wrote that they are necessary, and there is good research showing they increase productivity, but it is a problem to not let them get out of hand. I didn’t have good strategies for controlling them, other than using a timer or getting someone else to monitor us, which may not be very effective or practical.
Abhi has a great new strategy for managing breaks.
Managing breaks:- I did manage to get back from my breaks last night. None of my breaks extended for long. This is how..
” It took me two minutes to create a playlist with three songs on it, on my phone… The first two songs 5 minutes each were something I liked. the third song, my warning bell song, was a loud stupid song. As soon as I start my break i plugged in my earphones and started listening to music, while munching on something or taking a walk. The third loud stupid song would tell me to get back to my book, and start studying again.
After forty minutes, I took a minute to edit the first two songs and was back on a break!”
Abhi’s story clik
Does this have anything to do with ADD or ADHD? I don’t know, but I like it:
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| Cita de ayer
Donde haya un árbol que plantar, plántalo tú. Donde haya un error que enmendar, enmiéndalo tú. Donde haya un esfuerzo que todos esquivan, hazlo tú. Sé tú el que aparta la piedra del camino. (Gabriela Mistral, poeta chilena)
Where there is a tree to plant, plant it. Where there is a mistake to correct, correct it. Where there is an effort that everyone avoids, do it. You be the one who moves the stone off the path. (Gabriela Mistal, Chilean poet)