Good Intentions vs. Good Sleep

Me at 9 pm: I'm going to bed early tonight. Me at midnight: .... Me at 5:30: Is that the sun?

If I want to go to sleep early, I have to set AT LEAST one alarm to remind myself, one hour ahead of actually eyes-shut.

I used to say “one hour ahead of lights-out”, but that was before the whole internet opened for business by my bedside via my phone.

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Source: some anonymous genius; found on the internet

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Adderall + Thomas Jefferson =

“When Ben Franklin gives you some of his Adderall and you write the whole Declaration of Independence in one night.”


Source: adapted from a joke found on the internet. The original joke-writer said the Adderall was from John Locke but that would be anachronistic. Jefferson drafted the Declaration in 1776; John Locke died in 1704.

Procrastination — Late Hate

Work schedule: procrastinate until you hate yourself, then do work, then wonder why you waited so long, then repeat.

Put a Time Limit on Your Breaks

Breaks are great!

The hard part is remembering to get back on task.*

Set a timer so you can really enjoy your break, confident you’ll get back to work after ten minutes or however long you’ve decided┬áto get away.

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*”Let’s see, I just did a good hour of work, so I ought to take a break. Maybe I’ll go check the mail. Oh, look, an article about fitness. Hey, maybe I’ll take a walk — it’s beautiful outside. No, I don’t really have time for that — smart ADHD management! Time to get back to… oh, geez, look at my car’s headlights. Foggy. I really ought to fix that. Isn’t there some spray I can buy to buff that out? I’ll look online as soon as I get back inside. It’ll only take a second…just quick search on Google and… [four hours later] HOW IS IT FIVE O’CLOCK ALREADY?