A partial list of alarms and simple devices to manage ADHD:
- Hourly chime: on your smart phone or watch, to help you remember that time is passing, that you should check to make sure you’re doing what you intend
- Hourly (or other) alarm on your computer: customized to remind you to stay on task
- Calendar alarm on computer or smart phone: to remind you of appointments or scheduled tasks.*
- Smart phone or physical timer to use the Pomodoro Technique for focused, time-limited efforts.
More to come…
*Set your alarm to include transition time! Got a meeting at 2:30 p.m. down the hall? Set your alarm for 2:15 so that you can wind down what you’re doing, gather what you need for the meeting, and stop by the water fountain or toilet on your way to the 2:30 meeting.