|SO did yours WORJK FOR YOU? What did it look like?
No it didn't work for me. It probably would have helped b4 I had kids, and maybe it would have helped me if I had gotten in the grove of it. The one thing it missed was really taking a look at how much I'm doing, what my goals are, and prioritizing things (as well as self-care and balance). I wonder if some ADD coaches have a protocol already out there.
What I had done was I used Outlook and set reminders and tasks. I'd then set things up so AFTER I dismissed them they would repeat in an appropriate interval. I set up a list of all the things I wanted to 'do'. I think I took many from fly lady that I liked (I think she had monthly reminders for breast self exam, for example), decluttering, etc. I also went through some other sites and picked up some others that I didn't think she had. I have a certain number of rooms and tried to do areas so I could have a nice house over a week. I had this all set up in Outlook (as I mentioned) but I also had started a chart, probably like something on Flylady or MM (I had used something free on the website)
My idea for customizing such a calendar/reminder system would be that you could pick off a list of all the things and then select when you wanted the reminders... For example some people would have mow the lawn, others would have give the dog a bath, you could remind yourself to kegal, to do yoga, to be positive more often, as well as customizables. Then the program would be set up and you wouldn't have to type in all the tasks and it would remind you, then you could tweek it as you go.
The problem is that I don't work like this, and can't with a baby. And I've always done projects by immersing myself in them... I might get inspired and clean out an entire room, closet, desk, dust etc and stay up till 2 am doing it. Or clean the whole house in a 4 hour spurt (that was when we had a townhouse, so it was smaller).... but I CAN'T do that with kids now so I've lost my primary coping mechanism. I mean, sure its not so good to stay up to 2 or 3, but I didn't do it all the time, maybe once or twice a month, usually on a weekend, and I could have a nap or sleep in on occasion.
My dh does not help in this area, although, that was one thing I started to explain to him before I had the idea I might have ADD. He agrees that this is difficult for me, but since he won't watch the kids for that amount of time, I don't have any help. And I'm a little burned out because on top of it, he doesn't really support me taking time out for me. He does, in theory, but it is just so draining to make it happen, sometimes it doesn't. So the things -I- want to do cut into my sleep or 'extra' time and I have a hard time making time for things (not to mention being disorganized as it it).
Well that was a side vent... but alas....