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OTmg90
03-01-17, 06:57 PM
Hi Guys

As you can tell the title is what happened. So I went to specialise in a health field O.T. now I love it and recently diagnosed with ADD PI.

Work life is really difficult but I manage with check lists and phone reminders. I can't afford mx but is there anything else non-med related I can use that worked for people?
My strategies :

Diary
Piece of paper with daily check list
Phone alarms
Watch alarms
Mistakes page + how to prevent them from happening again.

I want to work as an OT in hospitals but the noise is a little concerning as I find it hard to focus. Bare in mind that in the professional work place setting they say phones are a no-no. Perhaps I'm setting my bar too high?

Thoughts: would appreciate it from health professionals or people in similar settings.

So far my non-med strategies work :)

Thanks heaps guys!

finallyfound10
03-03-17, 12:30 PM
I am in RN and most of my patients are evaluated by PT and OT before discharge. Hospitals are loud places for sure and I find it distracting but I'm muddling through (kind of.) I used alarms on my phone to remind me when patients need meds or have to be somewhere for a test. I am on meds.

Wackykay9
03-03-17, 12:39 PM
OTmg90,
Thanks for sharing your concerns. I work as a coach and consultant for organizations and executives. You have some good inklings to solutions for your problem.

The daily lists and checklists are really good for structuring the day and figuring out what's important and what's not. I want to see if we can refine it more.

Out of all the tasks you do in one given day, which ones do you feel have more of an impact than others? Do people compliment you more frequently when you do x task versus y? If you don't know the answer that's totally fine because that gives you room to experiment.


I write and do work on this concept all the time with professionals with ADHD. A few people have had some good success with task lists if they can find daily time to practice it.

Hi Guys

As you can tell the title is what happened. So I went to specialise in a health field O.T. now I love it and recently diagnosed with ADD PI.

Work life is really difficult but I manage with check lists and phone reminders. I can't afford mx but is there anything else non-med related I can use that worked for people?
My strategies :

Diary
Piece of paper with daily check list
Phone alarms
Watch alarms
Mistakes page + how to prevent them from happening again.

I want to work as an OT in hospitals but the noise is a little concerning as I find it hard to focus. Bare in mind that in the professional work place setting they say phones are a no-no. Perhaps I'm setting my bar too high?

Thoughts: would appreciate it from health professionals or people in similar settings.

So far my non-med strategies work :)

Thanks heaps guys!

OTmg90
03-05-17, 02:00 AM
I am in RN and most of my patients are evaluated by PT and OT before discharge. Hospitals are loud places for sure and I find it distracting but I'm muddling through (kind of.) I used alarms on my phone to remind me when patients need meds or have to be somewhere for a test. I am on meds.

Thanks for your POV. So you can use your phone as an alarm :) that gives me hope :)

What do you mean by muddling through? Do you think you'll stay in the hospital?

Cheers

OTmg90
03-05-17, 02:05 AM
OTmg90,
Thanks for sharing your concerns. I work as a coach and consultant for organizations and executives. You have some good inklings to solutions for your problem.

The daily lists and checklists are really good for structuring the day and figuring out what's important and what's not. I want to see if we can refine it more.

Out of all the tasks you do in one given day, which ones do you feel have more of an impact than others? Do people compliment you more frequently when you do x task versus y? If you don't know the answer that's totally fine because that gives you room to experiment.


I write and do work on this concept all the time with professionals with ADHD. A few people have had some good success with task lists if they can find daily time to practice it.

Hmm, people don't complement me unless it's about my looks. They do say I'm keen and I ask a lot of questions. Tasks that I put on my check-lists are the ones I struggle to complete. I have to add more and more. I don't know how to keep it up?

I forget to turn the lights on when driving at night and leave things at home. So now I have a mental check list when getting in the car and written check lists when leaving the home.

I know this didn't answer your question, but the task that I do well is writing check lists and putting on alarms :)

Postulate
03-06-17, 10:11 AM
Hmm, people don't complement me unless it's about my looks. They do say I'm keen and I ask a lot of questions. Tasks that I put on my check-lists are the ones I struggle to complete. I have to add more and more. I don't know how to keep it up?

I forget to turn the lights on when driving at night and leave things at home. So now I have a mental check list when getting in the car and written check lists when leaving the home.

I know this didn't answer your question, but the task that I do well is writing check lists and putting on alarms :)

At 7:10pm I always put the alarm clock for 7:35pm, for when the pizza is done :)

Wackykay9
03-06-17, 12:01 PM
Your initial response gave me a good chuckle. I wish people would comment on my looks ;). I mean i don't travel with you on a daily basis so I don't know what your schedule is. But I can tell you this.

Keeping a mental list is not very effective.

Many of the professionals I work with say they will keep a mental checklist of things to do, but every week they come back and say I forgot. It's not entirely their fault. I mean we all do the same thing.

When it comes to the checklist do you put one in a place where you see it all the time? I do this everyday because it keeps me accountable to three important things very day. Even with the growing list you can swap out different tasks, but try to keep it to three.

If you do alarms well then there might be a way to help you there.


Hmm, people don't complement me unless it's about my looks. They do say I'm keen and I ask a lot of questions. Tasks that I put on my check-lists are the ones I struggle to complete. I have to add more and more. I don't know how to keep it up?

I forget to turn the lights on when driving at night and leave things at home. So now I have a mental check list when getting in the car and written check lists when leaving the home.

I know this didn't answer your question, but the task that I do well is writing check lists and putting on alarms :)

Little Missy
03-06-17, 01:07 PM
Your initial response gave me a good chuckle. I wish people would comment on my looks ;). I mean i don't travel with you on a daily basis so I don't know what your schedule is. But I can tell you this.

Keeping a mental list is not very effective.

Many of the professionals I work with say they will keep a mental checklist of things to do, but every week they come back and say I forgot. It's not entirely their fault. I mean we all do the same thing.

When it comes to the checklist do you put one in a place where you see it all the time? I do this everyday because it keeps me accountable to three important things very day. Even with the growing list you can swap out different tasks, but try to keep it to three.

If you do alarms well then there might be a way to help you there.

So what are you selling besides Willpower? Alarms too?

Postulate
03-06-17, 02:16 PM
Hmm, people don't complement me unless it's about my looks. They do say I'm keen and I ask a lot of questions. Tasks that I put on my check-lists are the ones I struggle to complete. I have to add more and more. I don't know how to keep it up?

I forget to turn the lights on when driving at night and leave things at home. So now I have a mental check list when getting in the car and written check lists when leaving the home.

I know this didn't answer your question, but the task that I do well is writing check lists and putting on alarms :)

OTmg90, why did you use the words "people" and "unless"? What are you trying to hide from us? ;)

OTmg90
03-06-17, 08:57 PM
Keeping a mental list is not very effective.

Many of the professionals I work with say they will keep a mental checklist of things to do, but every week they come back and say I forgot. It's not entirely their fault. I mean we all do the same thing.

When it comes to the checklist do you put one in a place where you see it all the time? I do this everyday because it keeps me accountable to three important things very day. Even with the growing list you can swap out different tasks, but try to keep it to three.

If you do alarms well then there might be a way to help you there.

I will keep the written check lists I have and add the car one to it! Cheers!

I do have my uni check list in my diary, but the one for the car is more tricky! As I use either my dad's car or brother's car. I have my daily check-list in my bra as it has fallen out of my pocket before. I could add my car checklist to the back of this I suppose.

Thanks :)

OTmg90
03-06-17, 10:56 PM
OTmg90, why did you use the words "people" and "unless"? What are you trying to hide from us? ;)

By people I mean off the street or class rooms. Possibly my whole life I've been complimented once on being prepared or completing something on time. Hence 'unless'. I'm kinda confused with your post.

OTmg90
03-06-17, 11:01 PM
Anything other than checklists I can use? If it's not on a check list I can easily forget it!!! :(

Postulate
03-07-17, 10:13 PM
Anything other than checklists I can use? If it's not on a check list I can easily forget it!!! :(

Ya, what I do is I set alarms on Outlook or on my phone. Sound is important too.

OTmg90
03-09-17, 01:34 AM
So all in all just have Ritalin left to make sure I stay focused.....that sucks.

OTmg90
03-10-17, 08:52 AM
Ya, what I do is I set alarms on Outlook or on my phone. Sound is important too.

Yes I do that too. My phone calendar is attached to my emails. I wanted to get a smart watch too! What are your thoughts?

OTmg90
03-13-17, 08:51 AM
What else could I Doo!! Please help. I keep making ridiculous mistakes :(

OTmg90
03-28-17, 03:48 PM
Does anyone know about EDGE the employment agency or others in Australia that are good for people with disabilities?