|Body Double Session 5
||[Sep. 10th, 2011|01:39 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
|[||Tags|||||15-minutes, add, adhd, body double, clean, clean-up, cleaning, getting things done, gtd, organize, to do||]|
Once again, the charming gem225 came over and knitted, alternating it with reading.
And again, it was difficult to get stuff done because more and more, I need to think about where stuff is going & what I want to keep.
Fortunately, I made a list before going to sleep Thursday night, so I had a handful of concrete things I needed to get done & once I was in the DOING STUFF mode, stuff got done.
I moved a lot of piles of books around, pulling random papers and stuff from between & amongst them. I started labeling book storage bins again & then recording the authors & titles of what's in them. Filled a bin with books pulled from various places.
I finally wrote out the names & rough dates on the magazines I'm putting out to freecycle soon. Also got a load of laundry done. And I threw a bunch of magazines into recycling! Huzzah!
In talking with gem225, I crystallized something I mentioned to lillibet in response to a comment here on my journal. It's also something that Julie Fast & Dr. Preston tried to explain in Get It Done When You're Depressed... Here's what I said to lillibet:
"Functional me" set up the appointments and since people come to the house, where I am in my default state, my very lameness means that I'll be here, even if I am "Depressed me."I need to do more work when I'm FUNCTIONAL Me in preparation for when I am DEPRESSED Me. Much like the batch of decisions I set up with findyourfloor for sorting mail... if FUNCTIONAL Me sets up rules or guidelines in advance, then DEPRESSED Me can just follow them & not have to worry about figuring shit out during a time when I can't trust my brain.
Julie Fast talked about it in terms of good days (when you do prep work) & bad days (when you reap the prep work), but I had pretty much ALL bad days until fairly recently. Now I understand more of what she was saying. Much food for thought there.
After cleaning, I ran THREE errands and got exactly what was on my list plus a snack bar. Pretty good for an impulse buyer, I must say! The only downside is the pharmacy clerk confused me and I missed one of the 3 prescriptions I meant to get. Dammit.