I’m just a few years older than you with a recent diagnosis, so I totally get that. I’m just now really leaning into the tools that I’ve developed over the years. For me, it’s been a lot of feeling ashamed that “normal adults” don’t need reminders for every little thing or to overly rely on apps and notebooks. Now, I own it. And I’ve actually built a business around teaching people how to implement systems and processes in their lives.
The hardest part of the writing routine I shared is definitely recording myself. I do it in the car if I’m driving alone, but more often than not, I do it while taking walks around the neighborhood. Getting over the self-consciousness of looking like the weirdo wandering around talking to herself took a bit. Like all of my other tools, apps, and routines, I no longer care how weird or unusual it is as long as it helps me feel sane and get results.