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🍃August 15, 2017 //.

🍃 Hey guys! I made some notes for my Philosophy subject. 
🍃Idk if i did great but i like it.
🍃also im still working on my penmanship lol tell me what you think about it

tips & tricks & i’ve learned in 21 years as a human girl who has adhd

some of these i’ve learned on my own, or from family/friends, or reddit/tumblr/pintrest/facebook. but i’ve compiled a list that has helped me remain focused, organized, and not having my mind go all over the place. some of them are just good to know.

1. don’t put it down, put it away (helps immensely with clutter)

2. use a planner for everything, not just school (i use an actual planner because writing it down actually helps me remember it better, but an app can work too)

3. color code class materials, use a different color for each subject (i’m a nursing student and i’m always running around like crazy, my binders, folders, and notebooks for each class each have their own color. ex: bio=green, chem=blue, psych=pink. that way if i’m in a rush, i never grab the wrong stuff.)

4. rewriting class notes, memos, important dates, & anything else worth remembering helps to engrain it in your mind 

5. meal prepping twice every week helps to save time & money & also helps to keep your meals nice and healthy (it also helps me remember to eat because sometimes i have a hard time doing so since my vyvanse suppresses my appetite. it also helps to eat before i take my meds because then i have a more normal appetite and i’m not cranky. i’m also someone who would rather just not eat because i get stressed if i have to cook something, so having something all set and ready to go for each meal is such a huge stress relief)

6. do some sort of exercise for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week because it gets rid of excess energy, helps you to focus, & look & feel great (i do 45 minutes of cardio every other day on the stair-stepper & i’ve just gotten really into weight lifting. cardio definitely helps me A LOT to not be so cranky or all over the place)

7. pick out and get your outfit for the next day, every single night (i pick out EVERYTHING from the actual clothes, to the underwear, socks, bra, shoes, & accessories. this helps because i also have a weird thing about how clothes fit over undergarments & i also have a weird thing about matching clothes with undergarments, socks, & shoes)

8. pack your backpack and whatever else you need the night before (i put all my class materials, snacks & drinks, chargers, gym clothes, etc in my bag every night before i go to bed so i don’t rush or forget anything in the morning)

9. have a bag full of essentials that you take everywhere (i have a purse that i keep my wallet, keys, a protein bar, a water, my iPad, a back up charger, pen, small notebook, planner, gum, & hand sanitizer that i take with me everywhere. everything has it’s own special pocket & i never lose track of the things i need)

10. make lists of “to’s” (to do, to remember, to buy)

11. go from room to room whenever you leave someplace to make sure you haven’t left anything behind 

12. use post-it notes in visible places as reminders

13. set aside one day per week to do stuff you need to get done (cleaning, schoolwork, chores, grocery shopping, etc)

14. have a “time out” for yourself every other day to relax and recharge (i set aside an hour or two every single day to read or watch a tv show or do something that doesn’t require too much thought or energy. i don’t answer calls or texts, and i try not to browse social media. this helps me relax and not feel overwhelmed throughout the day or the week)

15. set alarms for waking up, tasks, & cooking fro better time management (i use a great app called 30/30 thats a great task manager. it lets you set up a list with a set time for each task. the timer starts and you go about your task, once the time is up, it lets you know you should move onto your next task)

september goals

Financial
- No needless spending 
- Pay tuition fees when they come in 
- Some sort of income 
- Email work about reading week shift 

Academic
- Stay on top of online course, work on it for sure Mondays and Wednesdays between classes
- Library 2x a week
- Make guidance appt re: possible second major
- Spend one hour a week (divided if I want) on HESI/EAQ questions

Fitness/Nutrition
- Something active 10x
- Follow new eating plan 
- Stretch daily in morning
- Stay consistent with supplements 
- 3L h20 daily
- Less drinking 
- Less mindless snacking 
- Actually try and meal prep properly 

Apartment Things
- Make bed daily
- Sweep and vacuum weekly
- Clean bathroom weekly
- Empty litter box every other day
- Dishes daily
- Tidy living room daily 

- Deep clean desk and dresser 

Mental/Self-love/All else
- Shower daily
- Begin practicing meditation 
- Lavender tea and diffuser before bed
- Plan for week ahead Sunday nights 
- Text dad every other day at least, call once a week
- Face masks and hair masks and shaving and painted toes and white strips cos they all make me feel good!!!
- Mail cards to L and W 
- Utilize planner 
- Clean makeup brushes weekly 
- Skin care routine nightly