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Getting It Done [Aug. 2nd, 2014|02:56 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Today, I...
  • Got up at a reasonable hour (for me) ahead of the arrival of my body doublin' pal Gail!
  • Cleaned up, sorted, put away, or recycled a pile of crap while socializing with Gail
  • Read some comics I had unearthed & was desperately seeking
  • Figured out how to delete empty notebooks from Evernote (after figuring out how to add notes to notebooks last week)
  • Registered my camera (bought & in use since in March)
  • Looked up manuals for my camera, PasswordSafe (downloaded in April), and Evernote (downloaded & in use since May) per a TO DO list in Evernote
  • Moved a list of things I used to know how to do & want to relearn to Evernote/my phone
  • Moved a list of things I want to learn how to do to Evernote/my phone
  • Downloaded an app to support one of the things I want to learn (Italian)
  • Otherwise reorganized my Evernote lists for increased efficiency
  • Reordered one of my supplements that I can only get online BEFORE I ran out of it (although it probably won't arrive before i run out, that's still better than usual)
  • Followed up on & confirmed appointment for next week
  • Put multiple events & reminders into my calendar

It's goofy, but part of the reason some of these things got done is because I've previously made the conscious decision to use certain tools that are easier for me, like Thunderbird for email since it has a detailed search function.

And tags over on Livejournal, because I can find things way more easily (even though I probably use way less than half of the 1,000+ tags I have more than once, when I do need them, they are great).

And my smarty-pants phone, for which I am VERY grateful as it has made reminders, calendar/event tracking, to do lists, and the like much easier to manage all in one place.
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2014-08-03 02:38 am (UTC)
I love living in the future, too! Congrats on such good productivity!
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2014-08-03 03:29 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: drwex
2014-08-04 04:21 pm (UTC)

Amen!

I've previously made the conscious decision to use certain tools that are easier for me

I wish I could figure out how to impart this wisdom to my child who has his own cognitive challenges and is wholly resistant to finding tools that will suit his needs.

I'm glad you've found things that work with your brains.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2014-08-05 03:48 am (UTC)

Re: Amen!

Thanks for the support, Wex!

If you want me to come over & brainstorm with him, it IS one of my strong suits... Frequently when I'm working with my ADHD clients or with my Internet Security clients, I ask, "What are you doing that works for you already? Let's start from that."

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[User Picture]From: drwex
2014-08-05 04:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Amen!

Thank you for the offer. I will keep it in mind. I think we (his family and him) need first to overcome his unwillingness to try ANY sort of mechanism. Just getting him to record what needs doing is a major hurdle we've been unable to overcome. After that we can worry about organizing and reminding and such.

ETA: What I mean to say is that he's doing nothing and refusing to acknowledge that his doing nothing is itself part of the problem.

Edited at 2014-08-05 04:06 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2014-08-06 03:54 am (UTC)

Re: Amen!

Ouch. That's difficult. I wish you luck!
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