Manila folders are God’s gift to people with ADHD, and yellow stickies may be his bonus gift.
I have used my index card system successfully for many years, and have written and written about it.
Quote O the Day:
“Whenever we struggle and struggle with a problem, and finally find a solution, the next thing we do is stop doing it.”
Puryear’s second principle of human behavior
I recently realized I wasn’t using the cards correctly anymore. I kept pulling out the red card – habit? easier to find? something about red?- and writing all kinds of stuff on it, including my to do’s. But the red card is only for the list of five to do’s.
I tried to correct this. Didn’t work. Kept doing it.
So I made a rule: Cant write anything directly on the red card, need to put it on a yellow card first and then transfer it to the appropriate place.
Didn’t work, kept pulling out the red card and making a mess of it.
My other essential tool is the appointment book, always with me. So now I keep a long yellow sticky in the inside front cover, and everything goes there first. Keep the red card for the 5 to do’s.
It’s working, pretty well anyway. The appointment book is even easier to pull out than the red card. If I keep at it, it will become a habit.
I believe that for every problem, there is a solution (pretty much).
Laments O the Day:
- I have tried to develop the habit of checking each link before I post. So far, little progress.
- I have tried, and tried, and tried to figure out how to get the pictures to fit right in facebook. So far, less than little progress. As you can see.
Extraneous Comment O the Day: Of course, you aren’t using cards and appointment books, are you? You’re using smart phones. Smart. But then, you’re not as technologically challenged as I am. So, would these concepts still apply for you somehow?
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