Puryear’s Principles of Human Nature, number one (or something)
We struggle with a problem until we find something that works. The next thing we do is we quit doing it.
My ADHD Strategies
These strategies make my life immensely better. But sometimes I’ll quit using one of them, for no reason I can explain. Maybe it’s the novelty wears off? Or maybe I’m uncomfortable if I’m too comfortable? Anyway, I change some of my strategies from time to time. So, here’s my newest one.
ADHD Strategy – Schedule One
I’ve been a little stagnant lately, less effective, more procrastinating. Now I take one of my many calendars, and using a green marker, I put one to do in for each day. That’s on top of whatever may be scheduled for that day. Of course, I tried to remember to break the to do into small steps if necessary and just put one per day.
Now I focus on that one task for the day and commit myself to getting it done. Once it’s done, I heave a big sigh of relief and give myself a big pat on the back.
Then I may move on to doing other to dos. And that may be easier, because my morale is up and I have this sense of competence and confidence. But if I don’t do another one that day, the day has been a success.
And, if I can do enough single to do’s, one at a time, one per day, they will add up. And I am moving, not stagnant.
It is easier get myself to do one thing than it is to work on a to do list, even when I have limited it to a maximum of five.
Personal Confession O the Day
Sometimes I have to rediscover something I had already rediscovered before.
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