I’m an adult and, officially, I have a diagnosis of ASD but I’m finding more and more often that executive function techniques from the ADD/ADHD community are tremendously helpful so…here I am…
I’ve always had this problem holding me back at work where I cannot regularly check my email and I often miss important things and it gets me into trouble often enough to be a risk to my employment.
The problem is that I can’t maintain a routine of doing anything more often than once per day. So, in the case of email where, by policy, my company requires I check it, at minimum, every 30 minutes. I set myself a reminder for every 30 minutes, but it works very inconsistently. The issue is that anything happening that often quickly gets tuned out. I’ll literally dismiss or snooze the reminder without actually processing what I’m doing and so I won’t be consciously aware that I’ve done it.
I’ve never been able to think of a way around this and NT resources all suggest the same useless nonsense.