Be More Functional
Variety of tips and tricks that help my ADHD brain keep my life more or less together, and might help you, too.
Task prioritisation is fake
Do or do not. There is no "prioritise"
How to clean a cluttered space when you’re overwhelmed
No matter how cluttered your space is, remember it only has 5 things in it: trash, dishes, clothing, things that have a spot, things that don’t have a spot. Don’t look at the whole morass.
Chronos vs Kairos: Understanding how the Ancient Greeks viewed time will make your life richer
“Chronos” is measured and counted, while “kairos” is lived and experienced
The “I can’t start any tasks because I have an appointment in 5 hours” problem
If I have basically anything scheduled in a day, my brain goes into “waiting mode”. Like, that appointment is the next thing on the list, can’t do things out of order, so can’t do anything.
Make your personal admin tasks slightly more delightful by renaming them
One a lot of people do is making their passwords something fun to type. That's the right approach: something that makes you happy but is kept secret, so you can be unashamedly dorky.
Why optimisers are always late
Optimisers break stuff because they try to carry everything down to the car in one go instead of making multiple trips.
Leaving Facebook was easier than I expected
I'd been agonising about it for literally years so I had this plan where I was going to do it and then write to you about the Experience but it was frankly such a non-event that I don't have much to say.
How to remember a new PIN / digit-based password
There's a set of digit mnemonics (created, as far as I know, by a Kevin Trudeau for some cassette-based memory-training course in 1995).
Lukewarm water, not cold, is best for a burn
Cold water also stops blood flowing to the area, and you need bloodflow to heal
Keep your house less cluttered by dealing with greyspace
If you struggle with clutter, I bet you a billion dollars you don't have proper solutions for your greyspace stuff (grey as in, neither one thing nor the other)