What is a typical day with ADHD like?
Here’s an example of how I spend my time:
Trying to find my glasses: 20 minutes
Trying to find my i phone, twice: 45 minutes
Trying to find the thing that was just in my hand, three times: 45 minutes
Trying to apologize and fix a misunderstanding with my wife, three times: 1 hour
Trying to get the job done that needed to be done yesterday: 1 hour
Trying to get the job done that needed to be done day before yesterday that needs to be done before yesterday’s job can be started: 2.5 hours
Trying to get today’s job done: O
Normal human functions and miscellaneous: 2 hours
Can’t be accounted for: ??? the rest of the time
Tip O the Day:
Don’t spend your time like this.
Better Tip O the Day:
Use strategies. Example: if you can’t find your glasses, look on your head first. Or your face.
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I have a fitness tracker that can make my phone flash its flashlight on and off and make it sound loudly. It’s been a nerve-saver many times. Especially when the phone is lost inside my big bicycle bag. The flashing of the light is really helpful!
sounds great. can you share what the tracker is? does the sound on the i phone have to be on?
Hi Doug! I use a Garmin Vivofit. I just checked: it works even if the phone is set to silent + Do Not Disturb mode. 🙂
thanks, i will post this.
thank you for all you contribute
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thank you martha puryear
have you ever heard of something called Tile? https://www.thetileapp.com/en-us/
i’ve added it to the post
i’ve recommended FOFA, same idea, less expensive.
can’t put device on my glasses – well, maybe i could – but would be great for my iphone
appreciate your comments
I’ve got an idea for your glasses too!
just buy a bunch of $7 ones and never worry about where you left your last pair ever again 🙂
they’ll turn up eventually right? life’s too short to have to keep looking for your glasses
good thinking and you’re right. what a waste of precious time. but my eyes are so screwed up that 7$ wouldn’t do it,and they’re in the house somewhere.
thank you for your creative thinking and comments