Time structuring & Lists


Posted by Moderator-JB , Feb 28,2001,07:47   Archive
Time structuring

While talking with my therapist yesterday, she asked me if I had a problem with losing track of time and spending an hour or so on something that I'd only planned as a short project. My reaction was of the lightbulb over the head type. Of course I do. Her suggestion was to set a timer for a designated time period.

Lists

Though I've always made lists as an efficient workday scenario, I find that either due to meds or the disorder itself, if I don't write down what I want to do that day in the morning, it will never get done.

Judy




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Posted by joanne johnson , Feb 28,2001,10:57 Top of Thread Archive
The Council of the Blind gave me a clock, which announces the time and can take up to 3 alarms a day. I use that now to structure my time. I have started a friendship circle and we meet a couple of times a month, just to talk. I go out to the Silver Moon, where they have live music 4 times a week. I really enjoy music, and usually I can get a couple of friends to meet me there. I tried jewelry making, and it is fun. However, my eyes must be very good or I can't see the tiny holes in the stones, in order to thread them. I have art supplies and recently did a portrait of someone as a gift. I have 6 talking books right now that the Council of the Blind ordered for me from the national branch of the Council. They also provided the tape player, all for free and no timeline on the tapes which is good. No postage necessary to send them back. I get 6 books at a time. I take Tai Chi classes once a week. I play cards on the Yahoo site. My screen name is tuff biddy, if anyone else plays and wants to be my partner. I also play euchre, and cribbage, although not as often. I love to garden, and can't wait for the daffodils to bloom. I have a lunch date every week with one of my former coworkers. She always makes me glad that I'm not in that stressful position any more. I try to stay busy and productive.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Feb 28,2001,13:19 Top of Thread Archive
Joanne, your post answers my question under my "February (almost March" Blues!
June in Toronto



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Feb 28,2001,21:09 Top of Thread Archive
Joanne, you have come a long way baby in the past few months. You sound so much brighter and more cheerful. The things you are doing sound like a lot of fun. I am more of a night person, also, and would love to be allowed to be a complete one, but my husband would never go for it. I stretch the point as far as possible by getting up at 8:00 a.m. during the winter. Now, spring is coming and summer and the birds have to arise at 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. (which is the middle of the night to me and my best sleeping time!).

Sally in North Idaho




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Posted by Christel-California , Feb 28,2001,22:17 Top of Thread Archive
You sound great, Joanne, I'm happy for you. I'm sure the therapy has made a big difference in your life. Go - enjoy - have fun!!
Christel in Ca. who wishes she could get her act together



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