I’ve written this before but today I have new examples and the principle is so important it’s worth repeating.(And I’m proud of myself for solving these problems.)
If you can identify something as A Problem and not just life, you can find a solution. This isn’t one hundred percent true, but it’s an extremely useful belief. There is no shortage of Problems, and we can make our lives better.
I need to remove my Daytrana skin patch (Ritalin) by two PM or I’ll have trouble sleeping. I tried all kinds of tricks to remember to take it off and none of them worked well. If I set my alarm for two pm, my mind would say, “Oh, I need to turn off the alarm” and nothing about the patch. Then I discovered that Alexa not only will tell me when it’s time to “Take off your patch” but also sends that text to the alarm when I turn it off. Problem: Solution.
My wading suit has built-in stocking feet. Then the boots go on over them. It used to take me 45 minutes to get the suit and boots on and often I had to call for help. Then I discovered that if I pulled the suit on by grabbing it lower on the leg and used a long-handled shoe horn for the boots, I could do it all without help in less than ten minutes. Problem: Solution.
I place my glasses and phone on my bedside table at night but I had trouble finding them in the dark and I’d noisily knock things over. Then I realized that if I put them in the same places near the front of the table every time, it was easy to get them, even in the dark. Duh! Problem: Solution.
Personal Notes O the Day:
One: I was so excited by the first 75 pages of the book, Coming Alive, by Michels and Stutz, that I impulsively recommended it. The Part X concept was immediately very helpful to me and has continued to be. Then it had a weird imaging tool to cope with Part X. This was a little helpful, but you need practice to make it work well. I have been practicing a little.
Further on, the book gets increasingly weird. But the first part helped, so I intend to go further but not until I master the first part.
Two: I thought that when I finished writing Managing Your ADHD I’d have lots of free time Hah!
The book is now in the hands of the formatter and the cover person.
Three: Some people start each morning with a mantra, like “ I’ll be happy today” or “I’ll be kind to someone today.”
My morning mantra is, “ I’m finally going to get organized. Tomorrow.”
https://10percenthappier.app.link/lJm0stM91xb My new enthusiasm, meditating
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thank you. i think its too long tho.