I regularly flake on email responses-- both personal and professional. (I have all the comorbidities you'd expect: ADHD, perfectionism, perpetual writer's block, mild social anxiety, introversion, disorganization, procrastination/avoidant tendencies.) I'm starting a new job and need this particular behavior to stop forthwith. Short of completely overhauling my whole effed-up executive function, is there an ironclad system I can implement to ensure that every single one of those emails gets answered punctually? [more inside]
Oh hai. I have a serious case of the ADHDs, and with that comes a very poor sense of time. Apps, timers, and calendar reminders help, but I think a physical reminder would be much more effective.
Do you know of a bracelet I can buy that will vibrate at regular time intervals? Preferably one that doesn't look like it belonged to a middle school boy in the 1980s?
(I'm pretty sure the FitBit doesn't offer this feature, and Jawbone only vibrates if you've been sedentary for a certain period of time. I do love the look of it, though.)
When I am drinking coffee at (insert random coffee shop name here), I get SO. MUCH. DONE. And feel great afterwards.
I cannot get anything productive done in my apartment. Please help me trick my brain into thinking that it is in a cafe. [more inside]
ADHD sufferers and busy types in general: how do you handle the mental transitioning between different projects, or areas of your life? [more inside]
How do I bounce back more quickly when plans go awry? [more inside]
What are some tips and techniques to take advantage of 15-30 minutes of free time here and there to get things done? [more inside]
Caffeine helps me to be optimistic, positive, and productive at work. Unfortunately, it's also fantastically addictive, and disrupts basically every important bodily process that I have. Should I talk to a psychiatrist about trying some kind of prescription stimulant? [more inside]
I have begun treatment for adult ADHD. What things can I do during the next several weeks to objectively measure my progress? [more inside]
I have the attention span of a gnat. [more inside]
How do I become less lazy? [more inside]