Do you find yourself running late on a consistent basis?
Do you forget about appointments?
Do you feel you are forgetting something, but don’t know what it is?
Believe me, you are not alone. Many people with ADHD have challenges with managing their time and remembering where to be and when to be there. Now is the time of year where we tend to add new activities into our schedule, especially if you are or have a student going back to school. Your entire schedule is about to change.
In our podcast, Adjusting Your Schedule Without Adding Stress, Pete and I talk about how to decide what to add to your schedule and how to best prepare for the change. Adding to that conversation, I want to share with you two daily habits that will help you take control of your schedule:
1) Check Your Calendar Every Single Day - I recommend checking your calendar first thing in the morning so you have a snapshot of the day ahead. Check it again at lunch to see what’s ahead in the afternoon. Check it again in the afternoon to see what’s going on in the evening. Lastly, check it at night to see what’s going on the next day, even though you know you will be checking it in the morning. It can seem like overkill, I know, but it really is that important. Essentially, your calendar should be your best friend. It's the one tool you cannot live without if you want to take control of your schedule!
2) Set Reminders - Even with the best intentions and checking your calendar constantly, it is still in your best effort to set reminders 15 minutes before your next appointment. For most people, this reminder can be an alarm on their phone. You may want to change the sound of the alarm from time to time or even have a different sound for different activities to catch your attention.
Now's the time to take control of your time, try these two, simple habits today!
If you have a time management trick you would like to share, please comment below and let us know!
Until Next Time,