Professional Organizing Tips and Resources.
Please enjoy these ideas gathered from 'The Disorganized Mind. Coaching your ADHD brian to take control of your time, tasks, and talents' by Nancy A. Ratey. Forward by John J. Ratey, co-author of 'Driven to Distraction'
This truly informative and inspiring book has a lot of great insights and strategies to share. Today I would like to share some great strategies taken from Nancy's chapter on 'Time Mismanagement'. I encourage everyone to check this book out soon to learn more on time and task management and to share it with others.
Hear the Passing of Time
Try wearing a sports watch that is set to beep every hour. You can also use a PDA and consider the vibrating feature if you like a silent alarm instead. This technique will help you become more conscious of time and the length of an hour.
Divide your day into 'Quadrants'
Sometimes too much detailed schedule planning is not the answer. If you don't react well to detailed time management systems try dividing up your day into sections and then plug in a list of a few goals to acomplish in each. For example, these blocks could be 9-11, 11-2 and 2-5.
See both the big and little pictures
Keep a monthly and a weekly calendar. This way you will see the larger picture while still having a view of your more pressing weekly commintments.
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