Or Bookmark half-day or bookmark hour. Do you.
Even people without ADHD have a tendency to bookmark things in order to do them “later.” All too often later never comes. But what about those bookmarks? Was there a Tweet that had an answer to a question you have? Was there a link to something new and amazing? Or was there just a cartoon that made you laugh, and you wanted to share it?
Making Bookmarks Part of Organization
Let’s face it, organization tips for ADHD that you can actually use aren’t all that easy to come by once you collect the easy wins. This one could make a big difference.
It is often said that people with ADHD only understand two kinds of time: now and not now. That’s not 100% true for me. I also have wife will be pissed and wife will get it over it. The point is that bookmarking things for later is good. It means that you resisted the distraction and continued on. That is a solid skill for adults with ADHD. Let’s make sure you get the benefit.
Use your ADHD planner or calendar and mark off a time for you to go back to your bookmarks. Make sure there is some “space” around it. Don’t pick something you know will get scheduled over, and for the love of jeebus, don’t schedule it for the day before a deadline. (You know darn well that you will be using that time to avoid deadlines that you procrastinated on.)
I like to do a whole day, but my schedule doesn’t always allow for that. Like most adults with ADHD procrastination is a big problem for me. Knowing that I’m going to need the time right up until it is time to stop working, or turn in a big project, I schedule my half days for first thing in the morning. That way, the time slot won’t get stomped over by work or family deadlines.
Obviously, this technique works for other things. Notebook Day might be a nice thought. Go back through all of those ideas and thoughts you wrote down only to turn the page and forget all about them.
Do you do something like Bookmark Day? Let me know.