Routines are Important

I have heard that people should blog at least 3 times per week. Well I haven’t blogged in over a week. The last 2 entries were by guest blogger (and my husband) John Mackenzie. Part of why I haven’t blogged much is because I have had a bit of writers block. However, I think the biggest reason is because I haven’t developed a blogging routine yet.

Routines are very important for people with ADD. Sometimes developing them and following them can be a bit of challenge though. This is something that an ADD Coach can help support clients with.

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  • Terry Matlen

    Reply Reply March 17, 2006

    Hi Tara,

    Routines! Isn’t that a great word? Because those of us with AD/HD need routine, but then we often FIND them to be routine. And for many, routine= boredom. I wonder how we can add spice to our daily routines.

    I, too find it hard to blog daily. Do you find that there can be a dry spell with blogging, then you’ll get a hundred ideas hitting at once and you figure you’ll post one blog, then save the other ideas for later, only to FORGET what you were going to write?

    I should use my blog Draft option, so I can write a bunch of things, then save them. Hmmm…

    Terry

    http://www.addconsults.com
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  • Angie Nelson

    Reply Reply March 17, 2006

    I have a blog that I *never* write in. But I also have a Franklin Covey day planner that I use RELIGIOUSLY–I have to (and even with it, I still forget stuff sometimes). Each set of pages for this planner contains a to-do list and time slots, but the right-hand page is just a lined page. I use this as a journal. I have been able to journal on most days. It’s easy to write little blurbies throughout the day (such as when I’m in a dr.’s waiting room, or waiting in line at the bank drive-through), and by the end of the day, I have a page’s worth of writing. You’d think that blogs would be easier to work with, but not really for ADD’ers. Thoughts often come to us when we’re *not* in front of a PC. Plus, it’s easier for us to write in little spurts throughout our day. The paper journal doesn’t have to be a day planner. It can be any little book w/ blank pages. And you don’t have to feel obligated to write a certain amount, or write every day. Just try it, and see what comes. That’s how I started, and some days my entries are a full page, and other days have blank pages. I don’t beat myself up for the blank pages–I am proud that I could do even the pages I have done and to have stuck with this for 3 months. For me, this is a miracle! To start this paper journal process, you first have to make it a habit to have your journal with you at all times–so that it’s there when *you* feel like writing. Good luck, and happy journaling!

  • Pamela

    Reply Reply March 18, 2006

    Writers block can suck! You are so right about routines – check out my site anytime you might want some tips … or go to http://www.blogcharm.com/journalwritingtips for triggers that might get you going too!

    Good luck – you have a useful site.

  • Elizabeth Howard Schmidt

    Reply Reply March 18, 2006

    Also I have ADD and it is worse as I get older. I live in a retirement home that is like a luxury spa, but I have a studio apartment. With all my projects, it is so hard to store stuff. My greatest problem is that I have many friends and many interesting projects.
    I NEED HELP
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