Easy Tip: How to remember where you Parked your Car

Who hasn’t forgotten where they parked and spent 10-15 minutes walking around the parking lot aimlessly looking for your car, pressing the button on your key fab…

Okay maybe only those of us with ADHD have it worse than most.

Here’s the 1 tip, that I use to remember where I parked. I have not wasted time looking for my car since.

#1 Strategy: Always park directly parallel to the front door.

Meaning a direct line of site, from the front door.

This means sometimes you’d have to park a little farther away. (A little more walking wouldn’t hurt!)

This way when you leave the store with your goodies, you know exactly where to look. You just go straight.

I have never spent >10mins walking around the parking lot looking for my car since I’ve adopted this strategy.

Tell me your thoughts? Do you also have a hard time finding your car?

Bonus tip: If you are parking in a garage, write down where you parked (usually there’s a posting of where you are in the garage somewhere), write it in Notes app in your phone.

Prioritize Finishing

When you have ADHD, your mind is a mile a minute. You always have a bunch of stuff you want to do.

You should only do one thing at a time.

At the beginning of the day, and you are trying to figure out what to do. Prioritized tasks or projects already started that has to do with your one thing.

Finish those that are almost done.

Don’t Forget the Mundane or Super Important Things with these 2 Apps

TL;DR – Check out HomeRoutines and Due for routines and reminders if you are highly forgetful.

As a person with ADHD, we tend to get carried away when we’re hyper-focused. Where did the time go? Who knows. Bunny rabbits.

I was trying out some apps recently I got from this list and two that are really beneficial are called HomeRoutines and Due.

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I can’t write

The thought of writing is painful. 

I don’t want to get started. Honestly, the only way I think I can write is to build it into a habit. So it’s more automatic muscle memory than “will power”. I also thought about maybe writing short blog posts, as a series as well. 

Less Focus

Okay so I didn’t stick with the name ZenSaaS. Typical. I have tons of domain names that I do not use.

I changed domain names again. If you reading this on March 2017, the current moniker is “Less Focus”.

Because focus is a problem for me. Well it’s something to be managed at least.

I think I have ADHD-PI.

What is ADHD-PI?

It stands for attention-deficit hyper-active disorder predominantly inattentive. This use to be just called ADD. Meaning I have the AD part without the HD. Meaning I have my heads in the clouds a lot, day dreams a lot, and lose track of time a lot.

I’m also forgetful, bad with names, bad with dates / times. Mind’s always busy & restless.

How did I discover this?

I was doing some market research for OrgNote. Looking at who uses similar products. And I found the ADHD community are really into productivity tools.

So am I!

The more I read up on ADHD and it’s affects, the more I saw myself. It wasn’t even that surprising reading some of the things. Because I lived it, so it seems normal.

But I guess it’s not “normal”.

Things to Do

  1. Get a proper diagnosis.
  2. Learn how to tame this gift.

Hopefully I “stick with it”, (the discovery stuff) and blog more about it here, in the “Less Focus” blog, my journey of productivity, entrepreneurship & add.