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Topic: Task Management

June 2010 Meeting Notes for the Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group

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Facilitator: Pete Quily

Thank to Erik for taking the notes

 

Topic: Task Management

 

Remember, assume you will forget.

 

Online Tools (partial list)


Offline Tools

  • Post-Its
  • Index cards ("hipster PDA")
  • Day planners
  • White board
  • Paper calendars
  • Moleskine <http://www.moleskine.com/>
  • Bulletin board
  • Digital camera
  • Small pocket-size pens


How do you decide what to do? (filters)

  • By irritation level
  • By negative consequence
  • Time sensitive
  • Financial importance
  • Momentum (keep going when motivated or on a roll)
  • Urgency
  • Difficulty
  • How long the task will take
  • Stress reduction
  • Easiness
  • Important to others
  • ROI (Return on Investment)
  • Before prioritizing, ask "Should I do this?"
  • Create a someday maybe/possibly list.

 

When is the best time to make a list?

Whenever is best for you.

 

How often?

  • Make a list daily, then review and revise as needed
  • Introduce structure, set a time and place to work on your list
  • Review during the day and at end of day
  • Note success, and why or why not


When do you change your system?

Look for patterns, when it is not working.

 

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