Momma asked for details about how to use the card system for ADD ADHD. So:
First, red card for the to do list, limited to 5 things. That’s the tasks for today, tho may not get all five done.
When a new to do comes up, the red card usually has five already, so the new one goes on the orange card. I use a star or underlining or numbering on the orange card to indicate importance. When I have crossed something off the red card, then I look at the orange for the next one to put on.
The yellow card is for things I might do someday, maybe. Sometimes one moves up to the orange or even the red. Sometimes I have spare time and just do one.
1. I also use green cards for movie and book titles, blue for memory, and white for things I’m trying to learn or misc.
2. This system may be outmoded if I could use the iPhone better, but it doesn’t have colors, but I expect there are good apps for this. But the cards seem easier than typing on the phone, and I’m terrified of losing it, or even something happening, like, oh, I don’t know, maybe sending it thru the washing machine?
3. Homey sent a great strategy for priorities, a real problem for me – ” If you could only do one thing on your list, which one would it be?” That’s your number one priority then.
4. I confess I do not stick strictly to the system all the time; maybe sometimes there’s more than five things on the red card, but that is a mistake and I’m working on doing better, cause then my life goes better. Momma’s questions have helped me refocus on this.
Hope this covers Momma’s questions and maybe is a good review for some of us.
What is your system? and What apps do you use?? Hoping for comments (as always)
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