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 (#CommissionsEarned) 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 (#CommissionsEarned) 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.
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