11. Be a people person. I have a special person I trust, who understands the struggles of ADHD, to help me separate my wants from needs and focus on what’s important now.
12. Track time. Tasks that I think will take an hour often take three or four hours. The Time Timer helps me track time’s passage by showing how much has lapsed.
13. Meeting place. To avoid losing my phone, keys, and wallet, I created and trained myself to use an “essentials” spot—a place where I put all the things I need to have in hand before I leave the house.
14. Go smaller. I downsized to a messenger bag. Its smaller size forces me to ask, “What do I absolutely need to bring with me?”
15. Click on organization. The iPad has organized my life. E-mail, blogs, games, movies, music, and calendar are on one device.
16. Write it down—and forget it for now. A small spiral notebook that fits in my jacket pocket acts as an external hard drive for my brain. I write down my thoughts as they pop into my head, without fear of forgetting or veering off track.