Is Adult ADHD going to ruin your Valentine’s Day? It’s just around the corner.
If you’re reading this because you or your loved one(s) has adult ADD/ADHD, you know how hard it is to keep track of meaningful dates and the hurt feelings that can follow.
A missed birthday or anniversary leads to apologies, shame and good intentions to do better next year.
What if you had a simple reminder system designed specifically with you in mind?
I’ve created a list of proven strategies that you can mix and match to create the system that works best for your adult add/adhd learning style. If your first effort produces less than desirable results, try another system. It’s important to keep in mind that you’re creating a method that’s unique to you, and please don’t worry about what others are using.
This is your mind, time and your design!
- Make the list. Identify all of the important dates in your life and in the lives of those who matter. While it’s great to do this on the first of every year, now is the perfect time to start.
- Post them. Utilize a tool that you already have in place such as your phone, an online and/or paper calendar, or a monthly list on a bulletin board.
- Tag team them. If remembering to check your list is difficult, tie it to another task that you perform automatically in the morning. Store your list next to the coffee pot, cereal bowl, with your keys, on the mirror in the bathroom, or next to your toothbrush (you get the picture).
- Set up a reminder system. A phone alarm/app, computer calendar, a trusted friend who can prompt you may be just what you need.
- Buy all your cards (if you send them) in advance. Then, sign, address, stamp them, and write the date to mail them on the envelop (discretely).
- Utilize a reminder service. An example is birthdaycards.com. They provide reminders for important events, as well as offer cards for any occasion. Or Birthday and Event Reminder, an app by gSoft.
Remember, try one or a combination of strategies until you get the system that works for you.
If you need more help in overcoming your adult ADHD symptoms, contact me at email@example.com or my web site at www.adhdtreatmentsolutions.com