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.
Source: some anonymous genius; found on the internet
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“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.
Me: I’ll do it at 6
Me: Oops, too late. Got to wait until 7 now.
Work schedule: procrastinate until you hate yourself, then do work, then wonder why you waited so long, then repeat.
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 to get away.
*”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?“