How to Get Work Done (Instead of Getting Distracted Again)
Are you juggling the many responsibilities of a challenging job — AND adult ADHD? Whether you struggle with inattention, organizing your mountains of paperwork, or keeping up in meetings, use this career advice to get more done at work.
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Another little gem was very hard for me to implement and in retirement I am still learning but for. Different reason. So I dont forget.
Handle Bills once only. I used to receive bills all month long but only my mortgage or rent was paid automatically. As each new regular bill came along sometimes I would set it on automatic but often because of myriad excuses i would set it aside to pay later as There would be lots of time. Inevitably i would forget where it was or worse forget it entirely and have late charges and credit negatives. That lesson i keep on learning is handle it once. If it is coming out of next weeks pay check write a post dated check and put it in your outgoing mail. If it will be paid every month like a utility go on autopay and if it is essential go on a budget amount which many utilities can set up for you. If you want to use it to collect special points on use your credit card to pay it do it when you sign for it. Later is usually to late. About those credit card bills pay them off every month if you possibly can. I learned to be able to do that except christmas and convinced myself that was to keep a good credit rating. It will be better if you can pay xmas bills as well. Most importantly when it comes in take it out of the envelope and decide how much and when you are paying and write that check or make that account transfer and put it away . Of course write the date of payment on that bill.
Handling them once is so much easier less time consuming and costs less in the long run especially to us. I just have one more to add to this group and I am sure i will have it fixed ……after christmas.
A number of suggestions I have read about remind me of some tried and true approaches I used to cope and excel in a busy consulting firm
Schedule appointment time on your calendar for major projects that have a. Client deadline. ensure that enough time is scheduled to complete each stage. Build in rewrite time and schedule to finish with at least 24 to 48 hours to spare. If available ask to use that unused office to control all your files and materials to do with the project. It will also help with controlling interruptions and distractionsand will allow you to start immediately from where you left off.