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Some member of my family phones to remind me. At best I tell people that they need to remind me or get back to me before it becomes a crisis.
That is about it. There is no method for me to organise or arrange my time at home or at work. Pen and paper just mean that I lose it in the rest of the piles of paper I have around the place. Electronic devices or online apps mean I can do that even more effectively as there is no physical artefact to lose, misfile or just plain ignore. I think I could have a person following me around TELLING me what to do and it would still come unstuck.
Simply put; if it is not up and in my face, it will not get attended to.
I am nearly 60 years old and totally incapable of doing something like creating a list and sticking to it. Hell, I am usually incapable of remembering that I even HAVE a list. I am that rocky reef where the expectations of parents, teachers and managers has hit and then sunk without a trace.
I know this may not be a useful answer to some people. However, to some others it may be a relief to know that they are NOT the only person in the world who has had to give up on being ‘organised’.