Category Archives for 15 Executive Functioning Tips

Executive Functioning Tip #11: Create Space

My time management tip for today isn’t exactly about time, it’s about the “stuff” in our lives. I firmly believe that the things we own, both in our home and work environment, takes up

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“See” Your Future…Can the Resolutions

As we all know, January is the traditional time to make a list of resolutions to improve our behavior. For those with executive functioning challenges, it may be a time to make “resolutions” to edit

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Executive Functioning Tip #10: Filing Papers so You can Find Them | Time Management Planning

For me, paper organization was the last skill I mastered as I got control of my executive functioning deficits. I found my inspiration in David Allen’s Getting Things Done.  His best advice: file alphabetically

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Executive Functioning Tip #9: Tickler Files

I had never heard of a tickler file until my son introduced me to Getting Things Done by David Allen. Apparently the idea has been around a long time.  But for me, the tickler file was a revelation and

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Executive Functioning Tip #8: Paper Piles

(Tip #8 of the series 15 Tips to Support Your Brain for Good Time Management) Piles of paper haunt many people who have issues with executive functioning. For me, paper management was the last piece of

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Executive Functioning Tip # 7: The Digital Timer – One of My Best Buddies

(Tip #7 of the series 15 Tips to Support Your Brain for Good Time Management) While I’m not a fan of digital clocks, I’m a HUGE fan of digital timers. Since time-challenged folks, like those with ADHD,

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Executive Funtioning Tip #6: View the Future, a Month at a Time

(Tip #6 of the series 15 Tips to Support Your Brain for Good Time Management) Just like we need an analog clock to see the future space of time, we need to be able to look ahead to see our days. The simplest

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Executive Functioning Tip #5: Digital Clocks versus Analog Clocks

(Tip #5 of the series 15 Tips to Support Your Brain for Good Time Management) Today it is hard to imagine that way back around 1982, when the digital clock was hot new technology, people were willing to

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Executive Functioning Tip #4: The Analog Watch Versus the Cell Phone

(Tip #4 of the series 15 Tips to Support Your Brain for Good Time Management) I’d been married about six months when my husband told me, “If you ask me what time it is one more time, I’m getting

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Executive Functioning Tip #3: Keep Your Day Plan in Sight

(Tip #2 of the series 15 Tips to Support Your Brain for Good Time Management) The problem with time is that you can’t see it. It is invisible, and this invisible quality is what stumps people with the

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